"Today I am the greatest of all time."
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We are compiling a list of the greatest athletes from the sport of baseball, which will then be voted on and the winner placed on the shortlist of the all time greatest athlete ever (all sports). The first stage is to get nominations for baseball before the vote is started. See the current list below of top athletes, compiled using other published lists and visitor feedback. If you believe that there is someone missing from this list, please place a comment below, including any relevant details about the person.
A somewhat similar poll to determine the Greatest Baseball Athlete of All Time was conducted on the ESPN Sport Science website in 2012 - looking for the greatest athlete, not player, from the sport of baseball.
The athletes below are listed in no particular order - once the shortlist is complete then you will be able to vote for who you think is the greatest of all. This list is not complete - if you know of someone who should be listed here, let us know using the comment form below.
|Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig|
|Willie Mays||He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979|
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Commenting is closed on this page, though you can read some previous comments below which may answer some of your questions.
- hello...baseball is considered to require the most skills to be proficient at it ...hitting a major league pitched baseball is considered the hardest thing to do in major sports...Michael Jordan did not do well in minor league baseball...Jim Thorpe was not a standout baseball player...Bo Jackson was not a challenge to the athlete I will name because Bo Jackson did not pitch...The player I will name could have been a Hall of Famer for his pitching...holds more home run records than anyone in many categories...stole home about 9 times...Babe Ruth is the greatest athlete of all time,hands down...Richard... Richard Gaytan (2016)
- ty cobb - Amanda Nemaric (2016)
- MICHAEL JORDAN IS THE GREATEST EVER I DON'T CARE WHAT SPORT HE PLAYS, HE'S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
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- Stan Musial is the greatest. (from l moore, July 2011)