Re: Billy Hamilton: #1 on the BA Hot Sheet
One interpretation of a great athlete would be a guy who can play an array of sports at a high level. By that standard, Hamilton qualifies resoundingly.
Doug, I can understand your application of athleticism to baseball skills, in this context. But I'm not sure that would hold up as a comprehensive definition. Bruce Jenner might have zero tools as a baseball player, and he was widely regarded as the greatest athlete in the world.