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  • Roger Maris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    You're saying that steroids/HGH and cheating is not much different than having an official AL schedule with 8 more games on it? Seriously?
    And Ruth didn't have to hit against any black and most latino pitchers.
    There's a reason why there were so many .380-.400 hitters and 30-win pitchers back in the day.
    The talent was severely diluted because of the lack of great minority players.
    You could also argue that there were half as many teams back then, so half the guys in the majors today would have neen in the minors today. It evens itself out.

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    Congress had a special investigation in 72 or 73 into drugs in sports. They concluded that baseball had a big drug problem, one of those drugs that they said was being abused was anabolic steroids going back to the mide 60's. At the behest of the commissioner of baseball, it was swept under the rug. PED's were a problem back then and they continue to be a problem today, not jut in basbeall, bt in all sports.

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    Barry Lamar Bonds


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom View Post
    Well that is easy to find out.

    It took Maris 159 games to hit #60 so no, he would not have.
    Maris hit his 60th home run in less PAs than it took Ruth to hit 60, so the number of games argument doesn't really hold up in my opinion.
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    Who is the home run king? Maris or Bonds?

    Bonds does not exist.

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    Who is the home run king? Maris or Bonds?

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    Bonds does not exist.
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    Barry! (but I am extremely biased
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    Bonds!
    When a player hits more home runs than any team in the same year, WTF! Ruth. What was he on besides hotdogs beer and women.
    That would be like a player hitting 150ish today. The balls played with in Ruth's area were like rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosterbor View Post
    Bonds!
    When a player hits more home runs than any team in the same year, WTF! Ruth. What was he on besides hotdogs beer and women.
    That would be like a player hitting 150ish today. The balls played with in Ruth's area were like rocks.
    Yeah its one of those things - the greatest hitter doesn't hold the record. What you said puts it all in perspective.

    Maybe another poll could ask who the all-time greatest HR hitter is. Much simpler question to ask LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanHowardCollector6 View Post
    Maris hit his 60th home run in less PAs than it took Ruth to hit 60, so the number of games argument doesn't really hold up in my opinion.
    Even with less PAs it still took Maris more games for him to hit 60 than it took Ruth.

    In other words if Maris had only 154 games like Ruth did he would NOT have broken the record in 1961.

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    Who would've hit the most home runs using the same 'juice' in their own era: Aaron, Bonds, Maris or Ruth??

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    If you put Bonds in Ruth's day he would have hit 200 HR. The HR King, if defined by the player to hit the most HR's in a season, is Bonds - it's a simple fact. If you want to define it differently or say that Maris' or Ruth's achievement is greater, that's fine, but it would be inaccurate to say that they hold the record. The same goes for the revisionist history that is the 2012 NL Batting Crown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uniquebaseballcards View Post
    Who would've hit the most home runs using the same 'juice' in their own era: Aaron, Bonds, Maris or Ruth??
    Who knows. Can you imagine if Ruth was on juice and also wasn't hitting baseballs which were like rocks lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    If you put Bonds in Ruth's day he would have hit 200 HR...
    Because the Negro leagues had stronger pitching?
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    Who is the home run king? Maris or Bonds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Gris View Post
    Because the Negro leagues had stronger pitching?
    Hahaha

    It is kind of true though..... Although Bonds was on the juice, so yea, he would of hit 200


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