Ruth and Gehrig have always been the Pippen and Jordan of baseball. They were the best 3-4 hitting punch ever. Most think Ruth is the best player to ever pick up a baseball bat and the Iron Horse is always in the conversation as well.
Nobody in the majors dominates as much a they did in the 20th century, but there are strong duos in both the American and National League.
Another cool thing is that it is the All-Star break, so when combining the stats they look like a player's the one season.
Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria are two of the MLB's best, young hitters. Combined, they have 39 home runs and 118 RBIs. Although most say Longoria is the better hitter with .297 average, Pena still leads the AL with 23 home runs. The only weak spot of any of the two hitters is Pena's average which is .246.
Teixeira and A-Rod are two of the best hitters of this generation. They combine for 33 home runs and 101 RBIs. Each of them have an OBP over .386.
The stats may seem fairly low. This is because A-Rod missing all of April and some of May due to his cyst. Without the injury, A-Rod would have 21 homers and 63 RBIs. That means they would combine for 41 home runs and 123 RBIs.
They should be even more of a threat during the second half of the season.
Mauer and Mornaeu are the best in the American League. The both have an OPS over .963. and are on track to combine for 74 home runs at the end of the year.
They combine for 108 RBIs. Mauer has an average of .392, not to take away from Morneau's strong .309. That is higher than anybody in the AL with over 16 home runs.
Braun and Fielder are truly amazing. They combine for 131 RBIs, 36 home runs, and both hit with averages over .300. Braun is eighth in the NL with a .330 average.
Fielder is tied for fifth in the NL with 20 home runs and second in the NL with 74 RBIs. They each have a slugging percentage in the top six. Together, they form the most painful duo to face in the bigs.