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Carlos Beltran is better than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the playoffs
Carlos Beltran stands frozen, his bat unmoved, staring down to watch an Adam Wainwright curveball eek back into the strike zone and into the glove of Yadier Molina, a pitch that ends any hope the Mets have of advancing to the World Series.
That's the enduring postseason image of Beltran that Mets fans are left with after his six-plus season stay in Flushing. But had the Mets made the playoffs a few more times (or even one more time), they might have been left with a different impression: Carlos Beltran, postseason giant.
Let's repeat that: Beltran is a better during the postseason than Ruth and Gehrig.
Here are the rankings:
1. Beltran, .478 (115 plate appearances)
2. Gehrig, .477 (150 PA)
3. Ruth, .467 (167 PA)
1. Beltran, .819
2. Ruth, .744
3. Gehrig, .731