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Who's the greatest slugger of all time, Babe Ruth or Ted Williams? Where do Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken Jr. rank on the list of the best shortstops? At third base, would you rather have Mike Schmidt or Brooks Robinson? Is Fenway or Wrigley the better ballpark?
This book will end many arguments-and start some new ones. Sports Illustrated's has polled its Major League Baseball experts to determine the ultimate Top 10 in more than 20 categories. The rankings appear alongside stunning photography and classic stories from SI's archives. This is the best of the best in the major leagues, or, more simply, Baseball's Greatest.
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Sports Illustrated, the most respected voice in sports journalism, is a multimedia sports brand that takes the consumer into the heart and soul of sports. It reaches a weekly audience of nearly 21 million, and SI.com, the magazine's 24/7 sports news website delivers more than 150 original stories each week.
"Sure to spark debate among baseball fans counting down the hours until spring training." --USA Today Top 10 Gift Books
"If Helen of Troy had the face that launched a thousand ships, this is the book that will launch at least a thousand passionate discussions. . . . The pictures alone are a treasure trove." --MLB.com
"Sports Illustrated [provides] a lesson in MLB history . . . in [its] beautiful, expansive book." --Parade.com
"This is the kind of book baseball fans can cherish. . . . Whether you agree or disagree with Sports Illustrated's choices, one thing is certain--you cannot dispute the crisp writing, bold photography and compelling layout of Baseball's Greatest." --Bob D'Angelo, The Tampa Tribune
"The best of America's favorite pastime." --Family Circle
"Sports Illustrated at its best." --The Sherman Report
"The greatest of the great, with matching outstanding photography . . . a celebration of the players, teams and games that fans have loved for more than a century." --NY Sports Day.com