Top 10 Clean-Up Hitters in Baseball

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Top 10 Clean-Up Hitters in Baseball
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What kind of baseball player makes a good clean-up hitter?

Let's ask someone who batted clean-up in 1,174 of his 2,820 career games—more than any other spot in the batting order:

God do I love to hit that little round son-of-a-bitch out of the park and make 'em say 'Wow!'

Thank you, Reggie Jackson, for enlightening us.

Clean-up hitters like Mr. October aren't worried about nerdy, new-school statistics like OBP, BABIP and WAR.

Clean-up hitters are only concerned with manly, old-school stats like HR, RBI and SLG.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the top 10 clean-up hitters in baseball, with three Honorable Mentions for good measure.

Note: All statistics updated through April 22 courtesy of, unless noted otherwise.

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