A list of the most legendary players of all time has to include the following. Mickey Mantle captured the heart of a generation. He was the original “Mr. October”. Ted Williams’s career was interrupted by two wars; still he managed to post Hall of Fame numbers. Considered by many to be the greatest hitter of all time, he was the last player to hit over .400 for a season.
Nolan Ryan gained control of his fastball, ended up with the most strikeouts in history, and added seven no-hitters. Cy Young’s 511 career wins puts him in the legendary class. There are plenty of reasons it’s called the Cy Young Award.
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and paved the way for many great players. Hank Aaron for the most part of his career quietly put together All-Star seasons year after year. He broke Babe Ruth’s home run record among death threats and jeers.
The player with the biggest impact on the game has to be the legendary Babe Ruth. With his feats on the field and his exploits off the field, he took the game from a respectable carnival sideshow to a national pastime. These are just a few.