Babe Ruth vs. Max Scherzer: Who would win in this dream matchup? | The Tylt
Babe Ruth vs. Max Scherzer: Who would win in this dream matchup?
Baseball loves its folk heroes, telling stories of their towering home runs to their unstoppable pitches. The greats of today get compared to the icons of the past and fans try to figure out if talent can succeed in different eras. Would the sluggers of today get hits off the flamethrowers from yesteryear? Could the legendary hitters keep up with today's pitchers? Vote on our matchups and let us know what you think!
The Sultan of Swat. The King of Crash. The Colossus of Clout. The Great Bambino. Babe Ruth. It's tough being a legend of legends, but Babe Ruth's ability to hit the ball is almost as mythical as Hercules.
Ruth is the career leader in slugging percentage and finished with a career batting average of .342. The power he had in the batter's box is the stuff of legend and no pitcher from any era would be successful against him.
Babe Ruth belted 714 career home runs, but he wouldn't have nearly that many if he faced a pitcher with the stuff that Max Scherzer has.
Scherzer's four-seam fastball is nearly impossible to track because of the movement it has. Working off of that kind of heat, he will drop in a slider, changeup and curveball that usually clocks in around 10 mph lower with devastating movement. He also has a cutter he will employ to keep batters off balance.
Ruth could hit the fastballs of his generation, but he wouldn't know what to do with Scherzer and his versatility.