Vlad Wants To Go To Cooperstown As An Expo

Vladimir Guerrero says he wants to go into the Hall of Fame – should he be elected – as a Montreal Expo:

And, barring a massive upset, Guerrero is headed to Cooperstown – and it should be on the first ballot (but who knows with such things.

How good was he? Aside from the nine All-Star games, the 2004 American League MVP is one of 17 players in baseball history with 2,500-plus hits while slugging .930 or more.

In other words, he hit for power and average (even while it was very, very difficult to walk him) – while keeping some very, very good company.

Rk Player H OPS From To G PA R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
1 Ty Cobb 4189 .945 1905 1928 3034 13084 2246 724 295 117 1938 1249 681 897 .366 .433 .512
2 Stan Musial 3630 .976 1941 1963 3026 12717 1949 725 177 475 1951 1599 696 78 .331 .417 .559
3 Willie Mays 3283 .941 1951 1973 2992 12496 2062 523 140 660 1903 1464 1526 338 .302 .384 .557
4 Alex Rodriguez 2939 .942 1994 2013 2568 11344 1919 519 30 654 1969 1240 2075 322 .299 .384 .558
5 Barry Bonds 2935 1.051 1986 2007 2986 12606 2227 601 77 762 1996 2558 1539 514 .298 .444 .607
6 Rogers Hornsby 2930 1.010 1915 1937 2259 9480 1579 541 169 301 1584 1038 679 135 .358 .434 .577
7 Mel Ott 2876 .947 1926 1947 2730 11348 1859 488 72 511 1860 1708 896 89 .304 .414 .533
8 Babe Ruth 2873 1.164 1914 1935 2504 10622 2174 506 136 714 2214 2062 1330 123 .342 .474 .690
9 Chipper Jones 2726 .930 1993 2012 2499 10614 1619 549 38 468 1623 1512 1409 150 .303 .401 .529
10 Lou Gehrig 2721 1.080 1923 1939 2164 9663 1888 534 163 493 1995 1508 790 102 .340 .447 .632
11 Harry Heilmann 2660 .930 1914 1932 2147 8964 1291 542 151 183 1537 856 550 113 .342 .410 .520
12 Ted Williams 2654 1.116 1939 1960 2292 9788 1798 525 71 521 1839 2021 709 24 .344 .482 .634
13 Jimmie Foxx 2646 1.038 1925 1945 2317 9676 1751 458 125 534 1922 1452 1311 87 .325 .428 .609
14 Vladimir Guerrero 2590 .931 1996 2011 2147 9059 1328 477 46 449 1496 737 985 181 .318 .379 .553
15 Manny Ramirez 2574 .996 1993 2011 2302 9774 1544 547 20 555 1831 1329 1813 38 .312 .411 .585
16 Albert Pujols 2519 .991 2001 2014 2117 9241 1514 561 16 520 1603 1115 906 98 .317 .403 .588
17 Todd Helton 2519 .953 1997 2013 2247 9453 1401 592 37 369 1406 1335 1175 37 .316 .414 .539

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