24. Ralph Kiner:
Kiner’s Major League career began with an impressive run. Throughout his 10-season career, he made six All-Star appearances. Perhaps more impressively, he led the National League in home runs for the first seven seasons of his career. All told, he hit 369 home runs and had 1,015 runs batted in.
But many baseball fanatics and historians feel it could have been so much more for Kiner. He was forced into retirement early at the age of 32 due to a back injury. He later became a successful broadcaster. Kiner’s impact on the game of baseball was later validated by the fact the Pittsburgh Pirates retired his No. 4. He’s also a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame.