1. Babe Ruth
Surprise, Surprise. Babe Ruth is at the top of a listabout baseball's all-time best players. Between the Red Sox and Yankees he made it to the World Series 10 times, winning seven titles.
Ruth is known as the greatest slugger of all time and almost solely associated with the Yankees. But he made his mark as a pitcher for the Red Sox as well. In his two World Series appearances with Boston, he won all three of his starts with a 0.87 ERA, including a 14-inning 2-1 victory in 1916.
But after he was traded to the Yankees he began focusing on hitting and that turned out pretty well for him, too. His 15 World Series home runs is second only to Mickey Mantle’s 18. But Mantle did it in 106 more plate appearances. In 1923 the Babe helped the Yankees to their first title by batting .368 and scoring 8 runs. But 1928 was his best postseason performance. Against the St. Louis Cardinals, Ruth hit .625, and in the series-clinching Game 4 he hit three home runs to boost his slugging percentage to a phenomenal 1.375.