The 400-total base mark has been achieved just 29 times in history. Seventeen of those came between 1927 and 1937 and seven came between 1997 and 2001. Lumping Babe Ruth (1921, all-time record with 457) and Rogers Hornsby (1922) with the first group leaves just three outliers: Stan Musial (1948), Hank Aaron (1959) and Jim Rice (1978). In context, which was best?
Stan Musial is seen on a 1948 Baseball magazine cover.
This is Hank Aaron's actual 1959 contract up for sale.
Jim Rice is on the cover of the 1978 Red Sox yearbook.
All three items are autographed.