Willie Mays Career Hits Overview

During Willie Mays's 22-year Major League Baseball career, he had a lifetime total of 3283 hits, an average of 149 hits per season. 1958 was his best season with 208 hits and his worst season was 1952 when he had 30 hits. Willie Mays outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (582.834), The Silent Generation (627.975), Y (2274.55), mlb (581.433), and CF (667.898) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Base hits (H), commonly referred to as hits, is credited to a player when they reach or pass first without the benifit of a feilding error or fielders choice during an at bat. Generally, for Hits, higher is better. (Source)

Willie Mays Lifetime Hits and Similar Stats

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Willie Mays Hits By Year Line Chart

This line chart shows Willie Mays's yearly Hits for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, CF, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Willie Mays Cumulative Hits by Year

This line chart attempts to show show how Willie Mays's career Hits progressed by year. Each year on the chart represents Willie Mays's career Hits at the end of that season.
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Willie Mays Hits By Year Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Willie Mays and related player groups by summarizing Hits for each season played by Willie Mays. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Willie Mays Hits Per Season Stats Table

This table shows Willie Mays Hits stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, CF, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Willie Mays career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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