Swing Batter Batter! The Greatest Sluggers In MLB History

Part of what makes a great batter is their slugging percentage, which looks at their batting productivity. That percentage is calculated by taking someone’s total bases and dividing it by their total at-bats. Read on to learn about some of the biggest and most prolific sluggers in the history of the MLB.

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak, which is a record that still stands. He had a career slugging percentage of .5788, was a three-time league MVP, and was an All-Star for all of his 13 seasons.

Baseball Champ Joe Di Maggio
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He knocked 2,214 hits, 361 home runs, and 1,537 RBIs. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.