With baseball season coming up here soon and the possibility of meeting the Cal Ripken Jr. in person next Saturday it got me to thinking.......who's the GOAT MLB Shortstop?
Most online lists and baseball people have Honus Wagner as by far the GOAT due to his WAR and the fact that he produced so much whilst in the Dead Ball Era. Statistically speaking I suppose that he is the best ever, however the fact is he played over 100+ years ago and in a league with only white dudes. Granted he might would have put up the same numbers in the modern MLB but I personally always* count that against a guy if he didn't play against the brotha........with the exception of The Babe (*call me hypocritical).
Fielding.......Ozzie Smith is hands down the GOAT.
Hitting........Alex Rodriquez is hands down the GOAT (yes I know, I know........steroids).
Most Underated.......Ernie Banks without question (IMO of course).
For me personally I would have to say the overall GOAT shortstop would be either Cal Ripken Jr. or Derek Jeter. #1 & #1A interchangeably.
What say you OG baseball aficionado's?