23. ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson
Before being banned from baseball due to his part in the Black Sox Scandal, Jackson’s performance left little doubt of his penchant for hitting. From 1908-1920, Jackson batted .356 while collecting 1,772 hits, including a sensational rookie year in which he hit .408. While Shoeless Joe will forever be known for the scandal, he should also be acknowledged as one of baseball’s best hitters.
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22. Albert Pujols
While Pujols has slowed down since his move to Anaheim, he has firmly entrenched himself in baseball lore. Pujols is known for his patient approach, high contact hitting, and raw power. The 6-time Silver Slugger has a career .309 batting average, 2,825 hits, 591 home runs, and 1,817 RBI. Like the next man on this list, Pujols is on pace to finish his career with 3,000+ hits, 600+ home runs, and 2,000+ RBI.
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