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cgaudin
08-06-2006, 12:51 PM
Discussions over the merits and deficiecies of Jim Thome as a 3 hitter abound. Who's the best 3 hitter ever and why?

RKMeibalane
08-06-2006, 12:55 PM
Discussions over the merits and deficiecies of Jim Thome as a 3 hitter abound. Who's the best 3 hitter ever and why?

Albert Pujols

Daver
08-06-2006, 01:14 PM
Babe Ruth.

buehrle4cy05
08-06-2006, 01:15 PM
Babe Ruth.

And the discussion ends.

RKMeibalane
08-06-2006, 01:32 PM
And the discussion ends.

I've always wondered what might have happened had the Yankees hit Ruth behind Gehrig. :cool:

TDog
08-06-2006, 01:40 PM
Babe Ruth.

I made this point in the thread that inspired this thread. I'm not sure why this thread is necessary.

RKMeibalane
08-06-2006, 01:43 PM
I made this point in the thread that inspired this thread. I'm not sure why this thread is necessary.

I suppose if someone wanted to, they could come up with a list of the best number-three hitters from each era.

samram
08-06-2006, 01:49 PM
I've always wondered what might have happened had the Yankees hit Ruth behind Gehrig. :cool:

Babe Ruth would have worn number 4 and Gehrig number 3.:smile:

RKMeibalane
08-06-2006, 01:50 PM
Babe Ruth would have worn number 4 and Gehrig number 3.:smile:

I was waiting for this one, since numbers were determined by batting order position in those days. :cool:

Railsplitter
08-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Babe Ruth.

Exactly. Ty Cobb would be a great lead as a lead off man.

ozzie1977
08-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Exactly. Ty Cobb would be a great lead as a lead off man.

nothing beats the Ty Cobb story about when he decided to hit home runs for 3 games just to show he could.

NoShoesJoe
08-06-2006, 10:57 PM
Hey, my namesake was #3.

SouthSoxFan
08-07-2006, 01:51 AM
Since the title asked for the best hitters, I'll vote Ted Williams as a close second to Ruth.