Another "Hammer" on the list, "Hamerin' Hank" Greenberg is one of the greatest hitters in Major League history.
Hank Greenberg has lead the league in almost every offensive category at some time in his career. Although never leading in average or OBP, Greenberg's career .313 average and .412 OBP shows that he easily could have.
Just a quick rundown of some of Greenberg's incredible stats:
In 1935, Greenberg lead the league in both home runs and RBI with 36 and 170 respectively. He also hit .328 that year as well as winning MVP honors.
Just two years later, Greenberg hit .337 with 40 home runs and 183 RBI. (The third most RBI hit in a season, ever).
The very next year, Greenberg accrued 146 more RBI and blasted 58 home runs.
Two years after that, 41 home runs, 150 RBI, and another MVP.
Then—just 19 games into the next season—"Hammerin' Hank" began his service, fighting for the United States in WWII. He missed the rest of that season and three and a half more after that.
But as Hank Greenberg would, in his first game back after being discharged, he hammered a home run.
In his next full season (which would prove to be his penultimate), Greenberg lead the league in both homers and RBI with 44 and 127 respectively.
I like my chances if I can pencil "Hammerin' Hank" anywhere into my lineup.