Mel Ott

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Mel Ott, RF/3B


Career: 1926-47, Giants
Fun fact: Retired 65 years ago, but still ranks 12th all time in RBIs

When he retired, Ott was the NL record-holder in home runs (511), RBIs (1,860), runs (1,859) and walks (1,708). He was only 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, but he led the league in home runs in six seasons.

The best part of his game might have been his defense. In 1929, he took part in 12 double plays from right field and had 26 outfield assists.

Previous rank: 36