About Plate Appearances

A player is credited with a plate apperance when he completes a turn batting and that turn ends with the player either reaching base or recording an out. Generally, for Plate Appearances, higher is better. (Source)

Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Plate Appearances Per Season Comparison Line Chart

This bar chart compares Shohei Ohtani's and Babe Ruth’s Plate Appearances 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.
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Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Per Season Plate Appearances Box Plot

This chart attempts to draw a comparison between Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth by summarizing their Plate Appearances 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!
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Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Cumulative Plate Appearances by Season

This line chart shows Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's cumulative Plate Appearances total by season for both their career. This graph attempts to compare yearly progression for both players to answer questions like who was better or is one tracking with the other.
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Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Plate Appearances Comparison Data Table

This table shows Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth's Plate Appearances 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 "—"
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