Yankees: These players should be on MLB’s and Yanks’ Mount Rushmore

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April 1927: Baseball player Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 – 1948) taking a swipe at an enormous ball. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) /

1. Babe Ruth

The “Great Bambino” is clearly among the top three players in MLB history, and more than deserving to be selected for the Bombers’ Mount Rushmore. Babe Ruth raked a slash line of .342/.474/.690 during his career.

The Hall of Famer hit a total of 714 home runs and drove in 2,214 RBI. He collected a total of 2,873 hits and had an amazing career WAR of 182.5. He retired with an unbelievable OPS+ 206. Needless to say, all of his stats are off the charts, and one can understand why he also was called the “Sultan of Swat.”

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And if one isn’t blown away by his performance in the batter’s box, remember that he also was an extraordinary starting pitcher. In fact, prior to joining the Yanks and transitioning to a full-time position player, he won the AL ERA title in 1916 with a 1.75 for the Boston Red Sox. He was 23-12 and threw nine shutouts that year, too.