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Best baseball player: Bryce Harper

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/10/2015 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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First off, I would like to inform you that Bryce Harper was a number one draft pick of the first round of the 2010 amateur draft. He got signed by the Washington Nationals and went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award at age nineteen! With a .270 batting average and twenty-two home runs made him the youngest National League position player to ever to win Rookie of the Year Award. His twenty-two home runs gave him the title as the second most home runs hit by a teenager in the history of the MLB. Last of all, this season, he has hit 63 singles, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 20 home runs, and has a batting average of .330.


Con seems to think that because Bryce Harper had a lucky few starting years, he is the best baseball player. That is a very illogical claim. Just because he got signs and an award does not mean he is the best ever. For example, The Killers won the MTV Europe Award for Best Rock Act. But does that make them the best rock band? No. All that means is they won an award.

There are many baseball players who deserve credit for being the *best* more than Bryce Harper does. Think about legends like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter, Joe DiMaggio, etc. These players have achieved legendary status in the game, while Bryce Harper is just up-and-coming. A rising baseball player has nothing on one of legendary status.
Pro has set this debate to only one round, leaving barely any room for either of us to adequately argue. As Pro has not stated who the BoP lies on, i will take that role.

Lou Gehrig joined the New York Yankees full-time as a pinch hitter in 1923. He won the American League All-Star Award seven times, the American League MVP (Most Valuable Player) twice, and the World Series Champion Award six times. These awards alone prove that Gehrig is more fitting for the slate of best baseball player than Bryce Harper is. Aside from Gehrig's awards, he is the only baseball player ever to collect 400 total bases in five seasons.
Thus it is proven that Harper is not the best baseball player ever and Gehrig is a much more likely candidate.

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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con uses sources to prove that his baseball player earned just as many awards and achieved the unachievable. [400 bases]