Originally Posted by milkman
Ken Griffey Jr, in his first 5 years, hit for higher average, had better numbers overall, and was the best defensive outfielder in the game.
Griffey is my favorite baseball player ever. By far. My entire baseball career I wore #24. In fact, my number in every sport was #24. I hit lefty so I tried to emulate my swing after Jr.
That being said...
He was not the hitter Barry Bonds was...pre or (obviously) post steroids. His swing was the most beautiful thing in sports...but Bonds was ALWAYS the better hitter. ALWAYS.