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        All-Time Greats

   Who's the greatest hitter of all time? The greatest pitcher?  The greatest dynasty, or team of all time?

   It's a question that divides casual baseball fans, die hard statisticians, fathers and sons, and residents of Queens from denizens of the Bronx.  Like all questions about the meaning of life, it has no clear answer - but since opinions are more fun anyway, here are a few to chew on:

Click on position to see our All-Time rankings:

 

All-Time Rankings

     The essays use statistical measures and terms that many baseball fans won't be familiar with.  See our glossary of terms if you come across something you aren't familiar with.

 

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