Hall of 100 by the numbers

Breaking down ESPN's list of the best players of all time

Updated: December 14, 2012, 12:08 PM ET
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MLB Depth Chart ESPN.com IllustrationHere's what the Hall of 100 "two-deep" would look like.

All this week we've been unveiling the Hall of 100, ESPN's ranking of the top 100 players of all time. Here is how it all breaks down.

Best ever

We asked our 30 voters to give players a score from zero to 100, but asked that they give a score of 100 to only one player -- whomever they think is the best player ever.

In the table to the right you can see how that broke down, and the results clearly reflect the man who finished at No. 1 in our ranking.

By decade

In the following list, we break down the Hall of 100 by decade. If a player appeared in a single game in a given decade, he is added to the tally.

1870s: 1
1880s: 1
1890s: 5
1900s: 11
1910s: 13
1920s: 17
1930s: 17
1940s: 18
1950s: 22
1960s: 34
1970s: 35
1980s: 40
1990s: 38
2000s: 29
2012s: 9

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Based on standard deviation, these five members of the Hall of 100 had the largest agreement among our voters.

1. Willie Mays
2. Ted Williams
3. Hank Aaron
4. Barry Bonds
5. Roger Clemens

Divisive players

Based on standard deviation, these five members of the Hall of 100 had the largest disagreement among our voters.

1. Kid Nichols
2. Carl Hubbell
3. Johnny Mize
4. Cap Anson
5. Al Simmons

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