MLB: ESPN places Babe Ruth as the ‘no.1 in history’; Bonds is 8 and Mike Trout is 15

The list of the 100 best players in the history of MLB has given a lot to talk about recently, mainly because of the position he had Derek Jeter in the count by being in 28th place above other historical how Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Ichiro, or for the inclusion of Bryce Harper in the top 100 or leave out to Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire or Mookie Betts of the same. But perhaps the most controversial of all was going to be the first 25 players.

Finally, ESPN released its top 25 greatest players of all time, in which the legendary New York Yankees Bambino, Babe Ruth, was chosen as the best player in all history, followed in the top 5 by Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb and Ted Williams.

Other outstanding players in said top are the all-time home run leader, Barry Bonds, in eighth place, Ken Griffey Jr. in 13, Mike Trout in 15, Roger Clemens in 24 or Cy Young in 21. The only Latino to be in the top 25 of ESPN was the Dominican Pedro Martínez, who was elected to the 11th place of all time.

The top 25 looked like this:

  • 25.Christy Mathewson
  • 24.Randy Johnson
  • 23. Rickey Henderson
  • 22. Tom Seaver
  • 21.Cy Young
  • 20. Rogers Hornsby
  • 19.Frank Robinson
  • 18.Mike Schmidt
  • 17. Roger Clemens
  • 16. Joe DiMaggio
  • 15. Mike Trout
  • 14.Greg Maddux
  • 13. Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 12. Honus Wagner
  • 11. Pedro Martinez
  • 10. Stan Musial
  • 9.Walter Johnson
  • 8. Barry Bonds
  • 7. Mickey Mantle
  • 6. Lou Gehrig
  • 5.Ted Williams
  • 4.Ty Cobb
  • 3. Hank Aaron
  • 2. Willie Mays
  • 1. Babe Ruth

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: ESPN places Babe Ruth as the ‘no.1 in history’; Bonds is 8 and Mike Trout is 15