MLB Power Rankings: Barry Bonds and the 15 Best Power-Speed Combo Players Ever

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MLB Power Rankings: Barry Bonds and the 15 Best Power-Speed Combo Players Ever
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There is a general rule in baseball: you can have power or you can have speed. Many players can hit 30 home runs or steal 30 bases but very few break the rule and do both.

Lou Brock had the speed—he was the first to break Billy Hamilton’s stolen base record—but never had the power. Sammy Sosa hit 609 home runs but averaged just 13 steals a season.

Here is a list of 15 of the greatest players blessed with the rare combination of power and speed. With the exception of the top few, the players included were either home run hitters who were also pretty fast or speed guys who could swing for the fences.

Also mentioned are players who retired before 1920, so one does not know for sure how their power would translate to the current era.

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