Laurila: Bonds vs. Ruth, from the players’ point of view

From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on June 24, 2013:

I recently posed a question to seven players and three coaches. It was a question that doesn’t have an easy answer. Given the subjectivity involved, it may not even have a right answer.

Who was better, Barry Bonds or Babe Ruth?

The question was phrased exactly that way. It was up to the people responding to interpret the meaning of “better” and to elaborate accordingly. They were asked face-to-face, with no opportunity to reference statistical data on their phones or on their laptops. Their responses — listed below in alphabetical order — were both interesting and varied.

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Originally published: June 24, 2013. Last Updated: June 24, 2013.