Friday Fire: The legacy of Barry Bonds. Best of all time?
As Barry continues to power past the thirty-three year old mark previously held by Hank Aaron, it’s time to reflect on just where he sits in baseball’s all-time pantheon.
Rankings of the top five are encouraged.
Here’s my list:
#1 Barry Bonds
#2 Willie Mays
#3 Hank Aaron
#4 Babe Ruth
#5 Rickey Henderson
The first four are self explanatory. I rank Rickey over the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Josh Gibson because Henderson’s combination of above average defensive ability, speed, power and the rare nuance of changing a game from the on deck circle are incomparable. Check the versatility of his stats.