About Games as Hitter

During Cal Ripken Jr.'s 21-year Major League Baseball career, he had 3001 games as hitter, an average of 142.905 games as hitter per season. 1996 was his best season with 163 games as hitter and his worst season was 1981 when he had 23 games as hitter. Cal Ripken Jr. outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (677.851), Baby Boomers (816.502), Y (2052.9), mlb (676.695), and SS (738.096) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

The number of games the player had at least one offensive appeareance. Generally, for Games as Hitter, higher is better. (Source)

Cal Ripken Jr.'s Games as Hitter Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Cal Ripken Jr.'s yearly Games as Hitter for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SS, 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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Cal Ripken Jr.'s Cumulative Games as Hitter by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Cal Ripken Jr.'s progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Cal Ripken Jr.'s career total Games as Hitter at the end of that season.
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Cal Ripken Jr.'s Games as Hitter Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Cal Ripken Jr. and related player groups by summarizing Games as Hitter for each season played by Cal Ripken Jr.. 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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Cal Ripken Jr.'s Season Games as Hitter Stats Table

This table shows Cal Ripken Jr.'s Games as Hitter 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, SS, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Cal Ripken Jr.'s 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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