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SI PLAYERS POLL

July 11, 2005
July 11, 2005

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SI PLAYERS POLL

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Who is the greatest player you ever saw?

This is an article from the July 11, 2005 issue Original Layout

[Based on a survey of 450 MLB players]

Barry Bonds 60%

OF, 1986--present, 703 HRs

Ken Griffey Jr. 4%

OF, 1989--present, 516 HRs

Nolan Ryan 4%

P, 1966--93, seven no-hitters

Pete Rose 2%

IF-OF, 1963--86, 4,256 hits

For an expanded version of the poll go to SI.com/scorecard.

FAST FACTS: Bonds, out while recovering from surgeries on his right knee, says he may play through 2007 to try to pass Hank Aaron's record of 755 career homers.... Six of the 30 players who got at least one vote were pitchers.... The top four finishers have been selected to a combined 50 All-Star Games.... This will be the first year none of the four players are in the All-Star Game since 1988.

TWO COLOR PHOTOSCHUCK SOLOMON (BONDS, RYAN)