Top 10 Hitters of All Time

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What makes a great hitter? Intelligence, intuition, patience, and discipline at the plate. Not all major league hitters have all four, but the best do. If you think about all the great hitters to play the game of baseball, you’d have a list for days. It’s something special to crack the top 10.

#10 – Rafael Palmeiro – .288 AVG – 3,030 H – 1,835 RBI – 569 HR

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#9 – Willie Mays – .302 AVG – 3,283 H – 1,903 RBI – 660 HR

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#8 – Hank Aaron – .305 AVG – 3,771 H – 2,297 RBI – 755 HR

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#7 – Honus Wagner – .327 AVG – 3,415 H – 1,732 RBI – 101 HR

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#6 – Tris Speaker – .345 AVG – 3,514 H – 1,529 RBI – 117 HR

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#5 – Stan Musial – .331 AVG – 3,630 H – 1,951 RBI – 475 HR

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#4 – Lou Gehrig – .340 AVG – 2,721 H – 1,995 RBI – 493 HR

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#3 – Ted Williams – .344 AVG – 2,654 H – 1,839 RBI – 521 HR

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#2 – Ty Cobb – .366 AVG – 4,189 H – 1,937 RBI – 117 HR

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#1 – Babe Ruth – .342 AVG – 2,873 H – 2,213 RBI – 714 HR

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Honorable Mentions: Jimmie Foxx, Chipper Jones, Roger Hornsby, Cal Ripken Jr.

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Top 10 Hitters of All Time