Babe Ruth's statistical records do not automatically make him the greatest of all time. Yes, stats like slugging percentage and wins above replacement are important in any player's overall career, but they are not the MOST important numbers for individual performance. Babe Ruth does not have all-time records for stats like RBI or home runs, which are arguably as important as the criteria listed here. Records that have stood for more than 100 years have been broken recently (like the Chicago Cubs' 108-year World Series title drought), so why not those standing for more than 80? The arbitrary delegation of some statistics as more important than others and the belief that individual records lasting for a long time are insurmountable possesses many flaws.