Region Philbis wrote:
know whatcha mean...
howevvah... i'd have to say The Babe.
no one else has come even remotely close to touching his portfolio of pitching & hitting stattage...
It's not just Ruth's numbers, it's how he totally outclassed his contemporaries. In 1920, Ruth hit 54 home runs. No other team
in the American League (except, of course, the Yankees) hit that many home runs that year, and only one team in the National League hit more than that. Ruth wasn't just marginally better than other players in his era, it was like he was playing an entirely different game. The only player who had the same sort of impact on his sport was Wayne Gretzky in hockey.
Derek Jeter is just a better-than-average shortstop. As has already been pointed out, far from being the best player of all time, he's not even the best player of all time at his position (that would be Honus Wagner).