Nominees for the MLB G.O.A.T.

In your opinion, who is MLB’s G.O.A.T. - the greatest of all time?! Make your case by entering a player’s full name and why you think they’re the best.
  1. Jackie Robinson should be G.O.A.T. because he performed brilliantly and integrated MLB in 1947. Watch JACKIE ROBINSON April 11 & 12 @ 9/8c on PBS to learn more.
  2. Willie Mays
    24-time All Star. 12-time Gold Glove. 2-time MVP. Rookie of the Year. World Series Champion. NL batting champ. 4-time NL HR champ. 4-time NL SB champ. Career .302 hitter. 660 homers all time. 338 career stolen bases. 3,283 hits. 5-tool player. Hall of Fame. Case. Closed. 🏆
    Suggested by   @andersun
  3. Joe DiMaggio
    He has that 56 game hit streak that might never be broken an amazing record... He's a 3x AL MVP, 13x All Star and a 9x World Series Champion (to put that into perspective only 3 teams in the major leagues have won more WS than DiMaggio, The Yankees, Cardinals and A's) he is a True G.O.A.T
    Suggested by   @Kee_mcg
  4. Mariano Rivera
    Invented and perfected what it means to be a closer. His record is untouchable. Doesn't get enough credit for how incredible he was.
    Suggested by   @sarahgorman
  5. The Say Hey Kid Willie Mays
    Everyone knows him for The Catch, but he thinks he made much more impressive catches in his career. Also, Ted Williams said "They invented the All Star Game for Willie Mays" (he played in 24). He was rookie of the year, 2 time MVP, Stolen Base leader 4 years in a row, 12 time Gold Glove winner, 660 HR, Hall of Famer and much more. And he still shows up to spring training and imparts wisdom. But I agree w/ @LevNovak Mays' godson Barry Bonds is the GREATEST I'll ever witness play in my lifetime.
    Suggested by   @supercommonname
  6. Babe Ruth. He hit more home runs than entire teams during some seasons. He completely revolutionized the game and was one of the biggest celebrities in the country.
    Suggested by   @matt_schoch
  7. Well, now I'm embarrassed to say mine after that into. But it's Barry Bonds. The cruelty of strength and skill leveraged the sport and changed a generation.
    Yes, steroids. But many other played took them too. Nobody touched this ever. Not A-Rod, not nobody
    Suggested by   @LevNovak
  8. Nolan Ryan
    Arguably the most enduring and effective pitcher ever, with 7 no-hitters to his credit. With a career that spanned four decades, few MLB starters have ever had as much as an impact on a rotation as this Texan.
    Suggested by   @ReeseGolchin