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    Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Non-pitchers of course

    Let's avoid current players who will eventually (Giambi, Ortiz, Cabrera etc)

    Some players to consider....

    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    Jim Edmonds
    Jackie Robinson
    Bill Dickey
    Fred Lynn
    Mark McGwire
    Andruw Jones
    Hank Greenberg
    Tony Oliva
    Ted Kluszewski
    Juan Gonzalez

    ....to name a few, several others worth considering

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    Ernie Lombardi

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    A lot of good names on that list. I'd pick Greenberg. Even in his last couple seasons when he was on the decline, that man still put up impressive numbers. MVP twice. All-Star five times. A slugger like no other.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Greenberg and Shoeless Joe for me.

    McGwire would but the * gets me.

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    Ralph Kiner deserves mention.

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    Andruw Jones for me. 400+ dingers and All-World defense in center.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Andruw Jones for me. 400+ dingers and All-World defense in center.
    One of my all-time favorites.

    I recall an interview with Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz and Maddux explained how he just couldn't believe the balls he got to and how they could watch him from the dugout and he'd be in step towards the ball as it was being hit.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Michael Jordan.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Dickie Thon.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Albert Belle

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

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    Albert Belle
    Mo Vaughn wants mentioned as well

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Adam Dunn has a shot at 600 HR without doing it.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    Adam Dunn has a shot at 600 HR without doing it.
    If he were to get near 600....he'd be right at 2,000

    McGwire was only 1/2 season short of 600 but 2 1/2 seasons from 2,000 hits

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Greenberg and Shoeless Joe for me.
    These guys are both on my list. If anyone is in Greenville, SC, don't miss the Shoeless Joe house right next to the Drive Stadium. Great stuff and you get a sense of how special a player he was.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    George Hendrick and George Foster, both Silent George's, deserve some mention.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.


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