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Hank Aaron versus Tris Speaker


The National Baseball Hall of Fame describes Tris Speaker with, "despite spending most of his career in Ty Cobb's considerable shadow, (his) .345 lifetime average and revolutionary defensive play made him on of Cobb's few rivals". How does Hank Aaron compare to Tris Speaker?

CATEGORY

Hank Aaron

Tris Speaker

WINNER

AT BATS

12,364

10,195

AARON

RUNS

2,174

1,182

AARON

HITS

3,771

3,514

AARON

DOUBLES

624

792

SPEAKER

TRIPLES

98

222

SPEAKER

HOME RUNS

755

117

AARON

RUNS BATTED IN

2,297

1,529

AARON

WALKS

1,402

1,381

AARON

STRIKE OUTS

1,383

220

SPEAKER

BATTING AVERAGE

.305

.345

SPEAKER

SLUGGING %

.555

.500

AARON

 

Did You Know Hank Aaron...


... had a relatively simple formula for success which he summed up with this quote, "Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution"?

 

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