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Chicago83
07-19-2005, 10:21 PM
Did anyone see this show on Fox Sports. It was actually a pretty good list, they had Frank at 3, Bonds at 2, and Griffey at 1. Can't really argue with this. I was happy to see Big Frank get some respect and Sosa didn't even make the list.

jake27
07-19-2005, 10:21 PM
do you or anyone else know who was on the list, i like 1-3 so far tho

White Sox Josh
07-19-2005, 10:29 PM
My top ten list:

10. Jeff Bagwell
9. Juan Gonzalez
8. Cal Ripken
7. Tony Gwynn
6. Larry Walker
5. Mark McGwire
4. Albert Belle
3. Barry Bonds
2. Frank Thomas
1. Barry Bonds

Soxzilla
07-19-2005, 10:51 PM
My top ten list:

10. Jeff Bagwell
9. Juan Gonzalez
8. Cal Ripken
7. Tony Gwynn
6. Larry Walker
5. Mark McGwire
4. Albert Belle
3. Barry Bonds
2. Frank Thomas
1. Barry Bonds

You forgot Griffey Jr.

Although I disagree with fox sports'. I'd have Thomas before Griffey, and I'm not sure you can include Bonds, since he is such a roid head.

So as it stands. Frank is the #1 absolutely clean hitter of the 90's. IMO.

jake27
07-19-2005, 10:56 PM
i might say big frank over griffey because he had the great BA for many years too. i would MABYE put mark grace on there, consistant, most hits in the 90's. i could also but albert belle, sammy (yeah sammy :(: ), edmonds, ivan rodriguez, and diffenetly raffy palmerio on that list.

batmanZoSo
07-19-2005, 11:37 PM
Griffey was the better player no doubt because of speed and defense, but as far as hitting, I don't think there was anyone better in the 90s than Frank. Griffey never hit for the high average, usually around .300 tops and he didn't draw walks like Frank. Bonds really peaked in 2000 and especially 2001 and beyond. Although you could make a case for Bonds in the 90s, I'm gonna give it to Frank because he never cheated. I know Bonds almost certainly didn't take anything until 2001 or so, but my laws work retroactively. :wink:

Frank is certainly the best righty, there's almost no argument there. Bagwell is close, but always a shade behind. For Frank to put up those numbers as a righty, facing righties 75% of the time, you almost have to give it to him over the two lefty outfielders. Lefties have such an advantage and it seems few people take that into much consideration.

chisox06
07-20-2005, 02:28 AM
Only Steriod Barry and Griffey ranked higher than big Frank on the list, which other than Albert Belle getting an honorable mention, was pretty acurate in my opinion.

With that said I would like to dedicate this thread to those of you who would like to share some memories of the big hurt as he put together a HOF career in the 90's. Seeing him hit in his prime is something we will all look back on in the future as Frank goes down as the best power hitter to ever wear a white sox uniform.

Chicago83
07-20-2005, 02:35 AM
do you or anyone else know who was on the list, i like 1-3 so far tho

The order went something like Palmero, Juan Gonzalez, Edgar Martinez, Marc McGwire, Larry Walker, Tony Gwynn, Frank, Bonds, Griffey. They also had an honorable mention for Belle.

LuvSox
07-20-2005, 09:01 AM
Don't forget Summer Sanders!!!!:bandance:

samram
07-20-2005, 09:42 AM
1. Frank Thomas
2. Tony Gwynn
3. Edgar Martinez
4. Ken Griffey
5. Albert Belle
6. Rafael Palmeiro
7. Jeff Bagwell
8. Roberto Alomar
9. Larry Walker
10. Paul Molitor

I left off anyone I figure may have bene juicing, although I'm not sure about Belle.

fquaye149
07-20-2005, 09:54 AM
1. Frank Thomas
2. Tony Gwynn
3. Edgar Martinez
4. Ken Griffey
5. Albert Belle
6. Rafael Palmeiro
7. Jeff Bagwell
8. Roberto Alomar
9. Larry Walker
10. Paul Molitor

I left off anyone I figure may have bene juicing, although I'm not sure about Belle.

If you're going to put Molitor on, why not put Robin Yount, George Brett and Ripken Jr. on? I don't disagree with Molitor, but it seems unfair to the rest of the players that an HOFer who retired before the 90's was over could make the list

samram
07-20-2005, 10:17 AM
If you're going to put Molitor on, why not put Robin Yount, George Brett and Ripken Jr. on? I don't disagree with Molitor, but it seems unfair to the rest of the players that an HOFer who retired before the 90's was over could make the list

I thought about all of those guys, but the numbers really only point to Molitor's being on the list.

Molitor played through 1998. During the 1990s, he hit .313, 115 HRs, 821 RBI.

Brett and Yount only played through 1993. If you look at Ripken's numbers, his only great year in the 1990s was 1991. Molitor was a better hitter in the 1990s than the rest of these guys were.

TaylorStSox
07-20-2005, 07:25 PM
Not one mention of Mike Piazza?

ChiSoxMTR
07-20-2005, 10:00 PM
It's hard to leave Mark Grace off the list, he did have the most hits and doubles in the 90s.

Chicago83
07-20-2005, 10:40 PM
Not one mention of Mike Piazza?

Yeah, Piazza was on the list too. That's who I forogt.

PennStater98r
07-21-2005, 06:06 PM
My Top Ten:

10. Rickey
9. 'gar
8. Piazza
7. McGwire
6. Palmeiro
5. Belle
4. Bagwell
3. Griffey Jr.
2. Thomas
1. Bonds