About On Base Pct

Babe Ruth's On Base Pct was 0.469 for his 22-year Major League Baseball career. 1923 was his best season when his On Base Pct was 0.542 and his worst season was 1914 when his On Base Pct was 0.200. Babe Ruth outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (0.313597), The Lost Generation (0.314922), Y (0.367893), mlb (0.312395), and RF (0.325872) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

On Base Percentage is the percentage of time a player reaches base per plate apperance. It's times on base divided by the plate appereances for a player or team over a given time period Generally, for On Base Pct, higher is better. (Source)

Babe Ruth's On Base Pct Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Babe Ruth's yearly On Base Pct for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RF, 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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Babe Ruth On Base Pct Change by Season

This waterfall chart attempts to show how Babe Ruth's On Base Pct changed season over season. This data is cumulative for each season, each column represents the career On Base Pct Babe Ruth had at that season in his career.
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Babe Ruth's On Base Pct Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Babe Ruth and related player groups by summarizing On Base Pct for each season played by Babe Ruth. 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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Babe Ruth's Season On Base Pct Stats Table

This table shows Babe Ruth's On Base Pct 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, RF, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Babe Ruth'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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