Batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is a metric designed to measure the number of balls put in play by a player or team over a defined period resulted in a hit. Generally, for BABIP, higher is better. (Source)
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's BABIP Per Season Comparison Line Chart
This bar chart compares Shohei Ohtani's and Babe Ruth’s BABIP for each season of their Major League careers. The data is displayed by player season number instead of the season year to allow for better comparisons as the players progressed through their careers.
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Per Season BABIP Box Plot
This chart attempts to draw a comparison between Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth by summarizing their BABIP for each season they played. 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!
Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's BABIP Comparison Data Table
This table shows Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's BABIP statistics by season for their full MLB careers. Included with the raw season stats are the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. The data is displayed by season number instead of by calendar year to allow for better comparisons as the players progressed through their careers. Because not all players have the same career lengths, seasons not completed will display "—"