The Best Switch Hitters in Baseball History, Part 2 of 2: Tops in Doubles, Triples, Total Bases, OBP, OPS and Slugging

The Mick, Charlie Hustle, Chipper And Steady Eddie, In Their Early Days

The Mick, Charlie Hustle, Chipper And Steady Eddie, In Their Early Days

Let’s wrap up our look at the best switch hitters in baseball history. Yesterday, we looked at the all-time switch-hitting leaders in those all important primary statistical categories – hits, home runs, batting average, RBI and runs scored.

Based on those numbers, it’s pretty clear the kings of switch hitting are Pete Rose, Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray and Chipper Jones.

More evidence here.

Pete Rose, not only the overall all-time hits leader, ranks first among switchies again in doubles (he’s second all-time behind Tris Speaker) and total bases. He’s also the only of the top four to make the triples rankings.

Mickey Mantle proves beyond any doubt he’s the greatest slugging switch hitter ever, adding leaderships in on-base percentage (he’s eighth all time in walks), OPS and slugging average to one in home runs.

Murray and Jones feature again, this time with a tilt in Jones’ favor.

DOUBLES

1. Pete Rose 746
2. Eddie Murray 560
3. Chipper Jones 549
4. Roberto Alomar 504
5. Ted Simmons 483
6. Jimmy Rollins 472
7. Frankie Frisch 466
8. Carlos Beltran 463
9. Omar Vizquel 456
10. Bernie Williams 449

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TRIPLES

1. Max Carey 159
2. Willie Wilson 147
3. Frankie Frisch 138
4. Pete Rose 135
5. Jose Reyes 114
6. Tim Raines 113
7. Lu Blue 109
7. Jimmy Rollins 109
9. Garry Templeton 106
10. Larry Bowa 99

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TOTAL BASES

1. Pete Rose 5,752
2. Eddie Murray 5,397
3. Chipper Jones 4,755
4. Mickey Mantle 4,511
5. Roberto Alomar 4,018
6. Carlos Beltran 4,005
7. Frankie Frisch 3,937
8. Chili Davis 3,914
9. Ted Simmons 3,793
10. Tim Raines 3,771

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ON-BASE PERCENTAGE (OPS)

1. Mickey Mantle .421
2. Roy Cullenbine .408
3. Lance Berkman .406
4. Lu Blue .402
5. Chipper Jones .401
6. Wally Schang .393
7. Augie Galan .390
8. Ken Singleton .388
9. Tim Raines .385
10. Miller Huggins .382

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ON-BASE PLUS SLUGGING (OPS)

1. Mickey Mantle .977
2. Lance Berkman .943
3. Chipper Jones .930
4. Mark Teixeira .888
5. Bernie Williams .858
6. Reggie Smith .855
7. Carlos Beltran .849
8. Jorge Posada .848
9. Victor Martinez .841
10. Roy Cullenbine .840
10. Eddie Murray .836

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SLUGGING AVERAGE

1. Mickey Mantle .557
2. Lance Berkman .537
3. Chipper Jones .529
4. Mark Teixeira .522
5. Carlos Beltran .493
6. Reggie Smith .489
7. Tony Clark .485
8. Bernie Williams .477
9. Eddie Murray .476
10. Dmitri Young .4745

Photos: sports.yahoo.com / cleveland.com / Jonathan Newton (AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution) via mlgu.wordpress.com / thefullcount1544.blogspot.com

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