BORDERLINE HALL OF FAME

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Player Comparisons of current Hall of Fame Players and some of the players who have fallen short.

Some of these players on the list are not yet eligible while the other players have not received the 75% vote due to steroid use or suspected steroid use. We have targeted the First Base position for analysis due to we feel at a very early stage in baseball history,statistically, the bar was set very high for the future players, especially the power numbers. Very early in baseball history, some of the all-time great first basemen, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg etc. set the bar statistcally, at an extremely high level, At baseballsgreatesthitters.com we feel some of the careers of the all-time great First Basemen have been overlooked, perhaps they are not Hall of Fame players, but their careers should have definately been given more attention. Some of the great players include Gil Hodges, Richie Allen, Fred McGriff, Carlos DelGado etc. Please note Barry Bonds has two ratings, one before his “alleged” steroid use 1986 to 2000 and one after his “alleged” steroid use in 2001.

* Some of the players in BLUE font have been accused or suspected of steroid use and others just played in those eras.

PLAYER POS Years AT BATS RUNS H.R. RBIs AVE O.B.% S.L.G.% POINTS
Barry Bonds OF 1986-2007 9,847 2,227 762 1,996 298 444 607 4.855
Alex Rodriguez SS/3B 1994-2016 10,566 2,021 696 2,086 295 380 550 4.467
Manny Ramirez OF 1993-2011 8,244 1,544 555 1,831 312 411 585 4.436
Barry Bonds OF 1986-2000 7,456 1,584 494 1,405 289 412 557 4.389
Willie McCovey* 1B 1959-1980 8,197 1,229 521 1,555 270 374 515 4.140
Reggie Jackson* OF 1967-1987 9,864 1,551 563 1,702 262 356 490 4.114
Eddie Murray* 1B 1977-1997 11,336 1,627 504 1,917 287 359 476 4.101
Jeff Bagwell* 1B 1991-2005 7,797 1,517 449 1,529 297 408 540 4.038
Jim Thome 1B 1991-2012 8,422 1,583 612 1,699 276 402 554 4.000
David Ortiz 1B/DH 1997-2016 8,640 1,419 541 1,768 286 380 552 3.989
Vladimir Guerrero OF 1996-2011 8,155 1,328 449 1,496 318 379 553 3.962
Jim Rice* OF 1974-1989 8,225 1,249 382 1,451 298 352 502 3.913
Albert Belle OF 1989-2000 5,853 974 381 1,239 295 369 564 3.905
Ernie Banks* SS/1B 1953-1971 9,421 1,305 512 1,636 274 330 500 3.882
Andre Dawson* OF 1976-1996 9,927 1,373 438 1,591 279 323 482 3.871
Harmon Killebrew* 1B/3B 1954-1975 8,147 1,283 573 1,584 256 376 509 3.850
Carlos Delgado 1B 1993-2009 7,283 1,241 473 1,512 280 383 546 3.834
Edgar Martinez OF/DH 1987-2004 7,213 1,219 309 1,261 312 418 515 3.827
Tony Perez* 1B 1964-1986 9,778 1,272 379 1,652 279 341 463 3.787
Orlando Cepeda* 1B 1958-1974 7,927 1,131 379 1,365 297 350 499 3.775
Fred McGriff 1B 1986-2004 8,757 1,349 493 1,550 284 377 509 3.768
Gil Hodges 1B 1943-1963 7,030 1,105 370 1,274 273 359 487 3.762
Richie Allen 1B 1963-1977 6,332 1,099 351 1,119 292 378 534 3.753
Ron Santo** 3B 1960-1974 8,143 1,138 342 1,331 277 362 464 3.692
Kirby Puckett* OF 1984-1995 7,244 1,071 207 1,085 318 360 477 3.632

First Basemen

PLAYER POS Years AT BATS RUNS H.R. RBIs AVE O.B.% S.L.G.% POINTS
Eddie Murray* 1B 1977-1997 11,336 1,627 504 1,917 287 359 476 4.101
Jeff Bagwell* 1B 1991-2005 7,797 1,517 449 1,529 297 408 540 4.038
Jim Thome 1B 1991-2012 8,422 1,583 612 1,699 276 402 554 4.000
David Ortiz 1B 1997-2016 8,640 1,419 541 1,768 286 380 552 3.989
Carlos Delgado 1B 1993-2009 7,283 1,241 473 1,512 280 383 546 3.834
Tony Perez* 1B 1964-1986 9,778 1,272 379 1,652 279 341 463 3.787
Orlando Cepeda* 1B 1958-1974 7,927 1,131 379 1,365 297 350 499 3.775
Fred McGriff 1B 1986-2004 8,757 1,349 493 1,550 284 377 509 3.768
Gil Hodges 1B 1943-1963 7,030 1,105 370 1,274 273 359 487 3.762
Richie Allen 1B 1963-1977 6,332 1,099 351 1,119 292 378 534 3.753

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