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RogersHornsby

5. Rogers Hornsby (1915-1937) had 2,930 hits and 301 home runs in his career; his career .358 batting average is second only to Ty Cobb's. He was named National League MVP twice, and was a member of one World Series championship team. He also won two Triple Crowns and batted .400 or more three times during his career. He is the only player to hit 40 home runs and bat .400 in the same year (1922). His batting average for the 1924 season was .424, a mark that no player has matched since. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942 and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014

RodCarew

RodCarew

16. Rod Carew (1967-1985) had 3,053 career hits. He knocked in 1,015 runs while playing for the Twins and Angels. Carew was a 7-time American League batting champion

RobertoClemente

RobertoClemente

7. Roberto Clemente (1955-1972) career .317 batting average, 3,000 hits. Clemente was an All-Star for twelve seasons. He was the NL Most Valuable Player in 1966, the NL batting leader in 1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967, and a Gold Glove Award winner for twelve consecutive seasons from 1961 through 1972. Clemente is the first Latin American and Caribbean player to help win a World Series as a starter (1960), to receive an NL MVP Award (1966), and to receive a World Series MVP Award (1971)

PeteRose

PeteRose

13. Pete Rose (1963-1986) batted .303 with 4,256 hits. He left the game as its all-time leader in hits. He won three National League batting titles before being banned from baseball. Rose is the best player to not be in the Hall of Fame

MickeyMantle

MickeyMantle

8. Mickey Mantle (1951-1968) averaged .298 with career 536 home runs and 2,415 hits. Mantle is regarded as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999

LouGehrig

LouGehrig

6. Lou Gehrig (1923-1939) renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait that earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He was an All-Star seven consecutive times,a Triple Crown winner once, an American League MVP twice, and a member of six World Series champion teams. He had a career .340 batting average, .632 slugging average, and a .447 on base average. He hit 493 home runs and had 1,995 RBIs. In 1939, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired by a team

JoeDiMaggio

JoeDiMaggio

17. Joe DiMaggio (1936-1951) “The Yankee Clipper” hit .325, 361 home runs and 2,214 hits. DiMaggio posted a 56-game hit streak, a record that still stands

IchiroSuzuki

IchiroSuzuki

15. Ichiro Suzuki (2001 -present) has 3,079 hits, and a .312 average. He holds the single season record for hits with 262, and posted 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons, an MLB record

HonusWagner

HonusWagner

14. Honus Wagner (1897-1917) career .329 average and 3,430 hits. His eight National League batting titles are tied with Tony Gwynn for most in NL history. Wagner also led the NL in slugging six times. He was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1936

HankAaron

HankAaron

11. Hank Aaron (1954-1976) holds a .305 career average, with 3,771 hits. Aaron also holds the MLB records for RBI’s (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856)

BarryBonds

BarryBonds

12. Barry Bonds (1986-2007) hit for .298, 1,996 RBI’s and 2,935 hits. Bonds set the single season home run mark with 73, breaking Hank Aaron’s record. Bonds led a controversial career, notably as a central figure in baseball's steroids scandal. Bonds has not been elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in his first five years of eligibility

BabeRuth

BabeRuth

2. Babe Ruth (1914-1935) began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. With a career .342 batting average, Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), RBIs (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand today. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its ‘first five’ inaugural members

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In a CNN forum Wednesday called “Patriotism, the Players and the President,” Spike Lee began yelling about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began protesting the national anthem last year, not being signed by any NFL team this year.

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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino walks off the court after a 73-69 loss to Michigan in a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Washington Mystics’ Kara Lawson looks to pass during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, June 5, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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ESPN contributor Will Cain tells a "First Take" panel on Sept. 26, 2017, that a "media bubble" can distort how analysts report on national anthem protests across the NFL. (Image: "First Take" screenshot)

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Marine veteran and Indianapolis Colts fan Rodney Heard destroys his season tickets in response to national anthem protests across the NFL. His Facebook video, posted Sept. 25, 2017, attracted 125,000 views in less than 24 hours. Local news stations also featured his message for the league. (Facebook, Rodney Heard)

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President Barack Obama reaches up to present a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to basketball hall of fame member, former Boston Celtics coach and captain Bill Russell, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ** FILE **

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In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

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Members of the Oakland Raiders take a knee while others stand during the national anthem. (Associated Press)