When we say GOAT in basketball, we think of MJ.
When we say GOAT in hockey, we think of Gretzky.
When we say GOAT in football, we think of Brady.
When we say GOAT in baseball, we say “there’s no such thing,” right? I mean, there’s arguments to be had about greatest starting pitcher, greatest closing pitcher, greatest hitter, etc. Or arguments about the best player at each position. But there’s really no argument about GOAT in baseball because everyone is in agreement it makes no sense, right? Or am I off my rocker here?
Anyway, it’s something I’ve thought about over the years and wanted to throw out here for discussion. Myself, while I’ve always loved playing and watching basketball, I loved playing baseball even more (but am not a big fan of watching it, unlike basketball which I could watch until the cows come home). There’s nothing like pitching on the mound with all eyes on you and everyone on your team counting on you to make the strikeout, right?
But I digress…is there a GOAT in baseball, or just many greats?