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Fly
09-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Who had the better career?

Fly
09-03-2012, 08:53 PM
Crap, forgot to add a poll. Could a mod do that for me, please?

bosox3431
09-03-2012, 09:06 PM
Ill go with, even if he was a prick. Its a slight edge IMO.

Rad_Racing
09-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Although they were in different eras, Mays.

LASportsFan1996
09-04-2012, 02:01 AM
Mays

todu82
09-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Willie Mays.

hagausaf
09-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Cobb

Texas Holders
09-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Going to say Cobb, he was better offensely, hard to compare their defense considering how far back Cobb played.

FraziersKnicks
09-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Mays

bagwell368
09-06-2012, 12:13 PM
At that level personal conduct matters. Mays easily over Cobb as a package.

Pinstripe pride
09-06-2012, 01:27 PM
willie mays hayes
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_f4G3TFLiAQ4/TGOLvfJdHbI/AAAAAAAACPI/qlitoaJYZvQ/s1600/wmh.jpeg

xnick5757
10-05-2012, 09:18 AM
cobb was a much better batter but then again its different eras

bagwell368
10-06-2012, 09:02 PM
cobb was a much better batter but then again its different eras

Really? Because of his inflated batting averages?

rWAR says:

Cobb: oWAR: 144.7 dWAR: -10.8

Mays: oWAR: 131.3 dWAR: 18.1

Mays was a better player and person. Cobb was a violent racist, sociopath, and murderer, that played a game quite different from todays game - and that only against whites

FortDetroit
10-06-2012, 09:31 PM
haha

bosox3431
10-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Mays was a class act wasn't he

Bryant cites a first-hand account from 1957, a United Press/Movietone News reporter named Reese Schoenfeld, that Mays ragged on Aaron from the sidelines while Henry was being interviewed in front of a TV camera: "How much they paying you, Hank? They ain't payin' you at all, Hank? Don't you know we all get paid for this? You ruin it for the rest of us, Hank! You just fall off the turnip truck?"

While Aaron became more and more agitated, Mays laid it on thick: "You showin' 'em how you swing? We get paid three to four hundred dollars for this. You one dumb ******!"

Oh wait. He was an ******* too.

bagwell368
10-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Mays was a class act wasn't he

Bryant cites a first-hand account from 1957, a United Press/Movietone News reporter named Reese Schoenfeld, that Mays ragged on Aaron from the sidelines while Henry was being interviewed in front of a TV camera: "How much they paying you, Hank? They ain't payin' you at all, Hank? Don't you know we all get paid for this? You ruin it for the rest of us, Hank! You just fall off the turnip truck?"

While Aaron became more and more agitated, Mays laid it on thick: "You showin' 'em how you swing? We get paid three to four hundred dollars for this. You one dumb ******!"

Oh wait. He was an ******* too.

That's called talking trash. Mays didn't beat people on the street, or for being black like Cobb.

BackyardRounder
10-24-2012, 02:28 AM
This is a pretty good one. Cobb was the much better hitter, there's no doubt about that. Cobb played in the deadball era had a better raw OPS than Mays. Cobb had a .445 wOBA to .409 for Mays. Cobb was also a much better baserunner with a 60.2 BsR to Mays' 32.9. And Mays was a much better fielder with an 18.1 dWAR to Cobb's -10.8. Both bWAR and fWAR give a slight edge to Mays. But given how unreliable I believe defensive metrics are that go back over 100 years, I'm inclined to give the edge to Cobb.

Cobb was in fact a terrible person, but he also had a pretty terrible life. His rookie year his mother murdered his father. And his attitudes on race were hardly unique for someone who grew up in Georgia at the turn of the century. He later softened his views and voiced support for desegregation on multiple occasions.

WOwolfOL
10-26-2012, 11:45 PM
I love me some Mays.

Dude started tiring in games and the team had him examined and it was just determined to be exhaustion - because he was playing stickball in the streets with the kids between games lol

The Thing
11-01-2012, 02:00 AM
Mays wins because of league quality, not to mention he lost nearly two years serving his country.

kokes
11-11-2012, 03:15 PM
considering they played during different times i would say Ty Cobb...he re-invented the way people played the game and during his time there was nobody better than him...IMO i would LOVE to see more trash talkers in the game, it's a great way to get in the other teams head and if that's done huge advantage