Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
And you just named a few of the best hitters of all time. It's worth noting that every single one of them except for Ted Williams showed serious decline in their late thirties. That Williams did not is testament, IMO, that he was probably the best hitter who ever lived.
Griffey is one of the greatest hitters of all time and was one of the most fantastic athletes to ever play baseball. Its not the decline of production, but rather a decline in his overall fitness which obviously declined more than it probably should have