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ten best baseball players never to win a world series

10) Willie McCovey – The 1969 National League MVP, “Stretch” McCovey knocked out 521 home runs over a 19- year career.

9) Sammy Sosa – Now surrounded by steroid use accusations, Sosa hit 609 home runs, drove in 1,667 RBIs, had 2,408 career hits, won six Silver Slugger awards and a 1998 National League MVP.

8) Harmon Killebrew – In a 22-year career Killebrew posted 573 career home runs and 1.584 RBIs.

7) Ken Griffey Jr. – The only active player on our list, the 13-time All-Star has 630 career home runs, a career .285 average and 10 Gold Gloves.

6) Tony Gwynn – Career batting average of .338, 3,141 hits, five Gold Gloves, 15 All-Star games and entire 20 year career with one team.

5) Carl Yastrzemski – For 23 years, “Yaz” patrolled the turf in front of Fenway’s Green Monster while amassing 3,419 hits, 452 home runs, 18 All-Star game appearances, seven Gold Gloves and the American League Triple Crown in 1967.

4) Ernie Banks – Born in Dallas, “Mr. Cub” played his entire 19-year career with the Northsiders and won two National League MVPs, hit 512 career home runs and was an 11- time All-Star. Let’s play two!

3) Barry Bonds – Like Sosa surrounded by controversy and steroid use accusations, Bonds nonetheless still holds the career Major League home run record of 762 and single season mark of 73, to go along with his 7-National League MVP’s, eight Gold Gloves, 2,935 hits, 1,996 RBI’s and 514 stolen bases possible, the most impressive stats of all time.

2) Ted Williams – 521 career home runs, lifetime batting average of .344, led the American League in slugging percentage 9 times and only one frozen head to show for it

1) Ty Cobb - Lifetime batting average of .367, 12 batting titles, batted over .400 three times, three World Series appearances but no ring

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