porkchop wrote:Babe Ruth played in an era when you didn't have to be a great athlete to be a great player. Today’s top players are some of the best athletes out there. Yes there are some fat dudes in today’s game that also have some abilities, but to be on that next level you have to be a finely tuned machine.
You are comparing Apples to Oranges; all sports are different than there were even 20 years ago, for the better and for the worse, so you cannot compare record, statistics, and players.
Your crazy. Ruth threw 93 mph pitching, um thats the same weight as the balls they used today. Feller 100 mph gibson 92, oh and you had guys like cobb who use to sit in front of the dugout filing his cleats so the other team knew he would try to kill them if he had to. Dont ever down play great players, oh by the way Ruth had more stolen bases than barry, he would have till he was 41 he would have hit 1000. Didn't have to be a great athlete may arse. Ruth could hit a ball period. I hat when people try to say you can't compare. It has the same rule, expect you didn't get kicked out for throwing a pitch at someones head, and guys like teddy ball game would give up 4 years of their career to become a fighter pilot in the Marines. Spit balls were pretty much legal the bats weren't as good.