Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth? It is a simple question that does not always have a simple answer. I assume that if you are here, you have questions about who is best in your match up or you need help changing someone's mind. I can't guarantee it will work, but good luck nonetheless.

If you are less interested in a Ty Cobb vs. Babe Ruth comparison and are more interested to see if one is tracking the other, then you are in luck! Click the “View Charts” link in the stat box to see how they compare over their careers. The data table and charts on these pages visualize how each player has progressed through their careers. They also summarizes both players' career performance.

Ty Cobb Babe Ruth
Bats Left Left
Throws Right Left
Position Center Field Right Field
Generation The Lost Generation The Lost Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth

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24
1
Career
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22
1
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3035
162
Career
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2503
162
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162 Game Avg.verified
13071
697.694
Career
162 Game Avg.
10616
687.092
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162 Game Avg.verified
11436
610.422
Career
162 Game Avg.
8398
543.538
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.366
0.366
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.342
0.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.978
0.978
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1.119
1.119
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162 Game Avg.verified
4189
223.597
Career
162 Game Avg.
2873
185.947
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162 Game Avg.verified
3053
162.961
Career
162 Game Avg.
1517
98.184
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162 Game Avg.verified
724
38.645
Career
162 Game Avg.
506
32.750
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162 Game Avg.verified
295
15.746
Career
162 Game Avg.
136
8.802
Career
162 Game Avg.
117
6.245
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714
46.212
Career
162 Game Avg.
1136
60.637
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162 Game Avg.verified
1356
87.763
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.010
0.010
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.085
0.085
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.028
0.028
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.249
0.249
Career
162 Game Avg.
2690.130
143.592
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2696.500
174.524
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162 Game Avg.
5854
312.470
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
5793
374.936
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162 Game Avg.
5532
295.283
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
4978
322.188
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.423
0.423
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.469
0.469
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.512
0.512
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.690
0.690
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.935
0.935
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.159
1.159
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.146
0.146
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.348
0.348
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.318
0.318
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.383
0.383
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.090
1.090
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.421
1.421
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.380
0.380
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.340
0.340
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162 Game Avg.
2247
119.939
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2174
140.706
Career
162 Game Avg.
1944
103.765
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162 Game Avg.verified
2217
143.489
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162 Game Avg.
4074
217.459
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
3677
237.984
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162 Game Avg.
2761.710
147.412
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2621.550
169.673
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162 Game Avg.verified
94
5.018
Career
162 Game Avg.
43
2.783
Career
162 Game Avg.
1249
66.668
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162 Game Avg.verified
2062
133.458
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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608
32.453
Career
162 Game Avg.
1330
86.081
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162 Game Avg.verified
21.498
21.498
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.982
7.982
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2.054
2.054
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.550
1.550
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292
15.586
Career
162 Game Avg.
113
7.314
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ty Cobb
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0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
2
0.129
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162 Game Avg.verified
896
47.826
Career
162 Game Avg.
123
7.961
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178
9.501
Career
162 Game Avg.
117
7.573
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162 Game Avg.verified
1074
57.327
Career
162 Game Avg.
240
15.533
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0.834
0.834
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.513
0.512

Fielding Stats for Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth

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24
1.316
Career
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22
1.463
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162 Game Avg.
2954
162
Career
162 Game Avg.
2436
162
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725
39.760
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
19266
1056.560
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
6422
352.188
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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6507
356.850
Career
162 Game Avg.
4787
318.347
Career
162 Game Avg.
410
22.485
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569
37.840
Career
162 Game Avg.
278
15.246
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179
11.904
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7195
394.580
Career
162 Game Avg.
5535
368.091
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6917
379.335
Career
162 Game Avg.
5356
356.187
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.961
0.961
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0.968
0.968
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2.342
2.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.199
2.199
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162 Game Avg.verified
113
6.197
Career
162 Game Avg.
86
5.719
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Pitching Stats for Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth

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2
45.333
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162 Game Avg.
10
2.187
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
3
68
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162 Game Avg.
163
35.640
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
148
32.360
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
94
20.553
Ty Cobb
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0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
46
10.058
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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0.671
0.671
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
107
23.396
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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17
3.717
Career
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1
22.667
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162 Game Avg.
4
0.875
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162 Game Avg.verified
2
45.333
Career
162 Game Avg.
309
67.563
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.600
3.600
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2.277
2.277
Career
162 Game Avg.
5.072
5.072
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.364
2.364
Career
162 Game Avg.
4.200
4.200
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.462
3.462
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.333
0.333
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.215
0.215
Career
162 Game Avg.
15
340
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162 Game Avg.verified
3664
801.132
Career
162 Game Avg.
5
113.333
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1221.330
267.044
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162 Game Avg.verified
6
136
Career
162 Game Avg.
974
212.965
Career
162 Game Avg.
10.800
10.800
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162 Game Avg.verified
7.177
7.177
Ty Cobb
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0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
10
2.187
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.074
0.074
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162 Game Avg.verified
2
45.333
Career
162 Game Avg.
441
96.424
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.600
3.600
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.250
3.250
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
488
106.701
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
3.596
3.596
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.994
2.994
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.400
0.400
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.761
0.761
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
25
5.466
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
29
6.341
Ty Cobb
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162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
4
0.875
Career
162 Game Avg.
20
453.333
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162 Game Avg.verified
5006
1094.560
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2
45.333
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162 Game Avg.
11
2.405
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162 Game Avg.verified
2
45.333
Career
162 Game Avg.
398
87.023
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.600
3.600
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.933
2.933
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ty Cobb
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.600
1.600
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.159
1.159