Baseball's past is the richest in all of American sports. The sample size is like no other, with thousands of players having filtered through generations of the game. The fraternity is so large, in fact, that it is most likely possible to link every current player to one in the past that was anywhere from remotely to remarkably similar in many aspects.
In this article, we will try to accomplish just that, comparing each hitter on the current roster to a player in the past. Let's try not to go too far back; obscurity is not the objective here. But how about some fun, if possible. No matter how amazing or average each player can be, they all have someone to match up against.