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Mickey Mantle vs. Willie Mays: Who Was Better?

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When comparing similar players whose careers spanned the same era, many variables exist that cannot be controlled. The result is that it is impossible to definitively determine the better player, or who had the better career.

The situation is worse when evaluating players from different eras because the number of uncontrolled variables increases.

The best one can do is identify each player's strengths, weaknesses, and achievements.

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It doesn't matter who was the better player, or who had the better career, because, when everything is distilled, a strong case can be made for either player being better than the other.

Statisticians cast aspersions on those who claim that pla...

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