Part nine of my "Top 10 Since 1980" series was the most difficult, hands down, but this one might have been harder.
It was hard enough to whittle this list down to 20, let alone 10. Ranking them was just as difficult.
There was once again the issue of where do I put the steroid users? As before their statistics have been labeled with an asterisk but their production was ranked, not their character.
Although I have tried to do these lists from a strictly production standpoint, it is not always easy (see Cal Ripken over Alex Rodriguez at shortstop).
In the end, I still don't know if I got it right and as aIways I look forward to your analysis.
As before, the two stipulations were that only stats and accolades from 1980 to now were considered. And players had to have played at least 1,000 games.
So let's begin with number 10...