So my brother DM’d me: “Judge is pressing.” I agreed.
And so we have to factor that into Greatest Home Run Hitter Ever. Yes?
was/is Reggie Jackson. So where does that factor into the GOAT (greatest of all time) of home run hitters?
Jackson only hit .300 once in his career. However he was a winner, his teams won!
Reggie famously fought with his managers and teammates. He was, personality wise, the opposite of Judge. Judge defers to his teammates and never claimed that he was, “The straw that stirs the drink.”
And yet, Reggie won, five World Series.
My Point Is
What determines greatness?
Judge, albeit a great person and teammate, might come up short when it comes to winning in baseball.
To be The Greatest Home Run Hitter Ever – you’ve got to produce when the pressure is on. So far, Judge comes up short.
It might be true that: Nice guys finish last. [Another baseball saying.]