Top 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #15 – Edgar Martinez

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. Over 20 years ago, Edgar Martinez broke my heart. I am, of course, a Yankees fan.  And we all know what Edgar did in Game 5 of the 1995 Divisional Series against the …

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25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #16 – Mike Piazza

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. Mike Piazza tallied up many impressive statistics during his fantastic career.  The most impressive number of all may not have even occurred on the field.  In 1988, Piazza was drafted in the 62nd …

25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #17 Jim Thome

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. These rankings get harder and harder as we get closer to the top ten.  At the middle of this conflict is Jim Thome, a prolific home run hitter whose power is hardly matched …

25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era: #18 Derek Jeter

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. De-rek Je-ter! De-rek Je-ter! For the foreseeable future, that chant will echo off the walls of the concrete jungle known as New York City.  Derek Jeter is a legend in Yankee lore, and …

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #19 – Paul Molitor

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. If you're unfamiliar with Paul Molitor's abilities in the box, I'll step aside and let one of baseball's greatest hitters of all-time describe him.  When Ted Williams was asked what he saw when he …

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #20 Mike Schmidt

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. One of the games most beloved players in the 70s and 80s,  Mike Schmidt was a dominant force all over the diamond. In addition to being known for his power bat, he won …

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #21 Ichiro Suzuki

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. The name "Ichiro" should be found in Thesauruses across the world as a synonym for the word "hit," because that's what Ichiro does.  In fact, I wonder if there are some collective groans …