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Even if someone passes him, Hank Aaron should still be looked at as the all time HR leader

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/15/2011 Category: Sports
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tfizzman

Pro

no one will ever be as great as Hank Aaron when it comes to HR's. anyone who does not believe so convince me why not
KnowItAll

Con

Hank Aaron was a great player and many feel that he should still be the all time home run leader. However, my opponent's position that "no one will ever be as great as Hank Aaron when it comes to HR's." leaves many holes.

Hank Aaron never hit more than 47 home runs in a season, which he did during the 1971 season. [1] Players that have hit more than 47 home runs in a season. As of the 2010 season there have been a total of 26 players that have hit 50 homeruns or more in a single season [2]

The players most comparable to Hank Aaron's home run prowess, in my opinion, is Albert Pujols as Hank Aaron was 20 years old when he entered the Major Leagues where as Albert Pujols was 21. [3] Hank Aaron in is his first 10 Major League seasons hit 342 home runs in 5,940 at bats. Albert Pujols has hit 408 home runs, 66 more than Aaron, in 5,773 at bats, 167 less at bats than Aaron.

Hank Aaron was a tremendous player who played a total of 23 seasons in the major leagues. The remarkable thing about Aaron is that he was a major home run threat until his last few seasons. Aaron hit 40 homeruns at the age of 39 in 1973.

However, to say that no will ever be as great as Aaron is discounting a players such as Pujols who may very well surpass Aaron's home run total and players that are yet to come. Also, "Even if someone passes him, Hank Aaron should still be looked at as the all time HR leader." is not fair to a player who may one day surpass 715 with no accusation of performance enhancing drugs.

[1] http://www.baseball-reference.com...
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[3] http://www.baseball-reference.com...
Debate Round No. 1
tfizzman

Pro

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KnowItAll

Con

Meant to say 755. Kindly vote for Con.
Debate Round No. 2
tfizzman

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KnowItAll

Con

Kindly vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
tfizzman

Pro

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KnowItAll

Con

Kindly vote Con due to forfeit.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by tfizzman 5 years ago
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