Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Joe DiMaggio 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 Joe DiMaggio 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.

Joe DiMaggio Babe Ruth
Bats Right Left
Throws Right Left
Position Center Field Right Field
Generation The Greatest Generation The Lost Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.
13
1
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
22
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
1736
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2503
162
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
7671
715.842
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
10616
687.092
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
6821
636.522
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
8398
543.538
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.325
0.325
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.342
0.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.970
0.970
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.119
1.119
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2214
206.606
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2873
185.947
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1333
124.393
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1517
98.184
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
389
36.301
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
506
32.750
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
131
12.225
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
136
8.802
Career
162 Game Avg.
361
33.688
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
714
46.212
Career
162 Game Avg.
881
82.213
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1356
87.763
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.053
0.053
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.085
0.085
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.163
0.163
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.249
0.249
Career
162 Game Avg.
1485.540
138.627
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2696.500
174.524
Career
162 Game Avg.
3948
368.419
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
5793
374.936
Career
162 Game Avg.
3050
284.620
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
4978
322.188
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.398
0.398
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.469
0.469
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.579
0.579
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.690
0.690
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.976
0.976
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.159
1.159
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.254
0.254
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.348
0.348
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.324
0.324
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.383
0.383
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.014
1.014
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.421
1.421
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.304
0.304
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.340
0.340
Career
162 Game Avg.
1390
129.712
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2174
140.706
Career
162 Game Avg.
1537
143.430
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2217
143.489
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2566
239.454
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
3677
237.984
Career
162 Game Avg.
1535.880
143.325
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2621.550
169.673
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
46
4.293
Career
162 Game Avg.
43
2.783
Career
162 Game Avg.
790
73.721
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2062
133.458
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
369
34.434
Career
162 Game Avg.
1330
86.081
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
20.789
20.789
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.982
7.982
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2.141
2.141
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.550
1.550
Career
162 Game Avg.
14
1.307
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
113
7.314
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
30
2.800
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
123
7.961
Career
162 Game Avg.
9
0.840
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
117
7.573
Career
162 Game Avg.
39
3.639
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
240
15.533
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.769
0.769
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.513
0.512

Fielding Stats for Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.
13
1.223
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
22
1.463
Career
162 Game Avg.
1722
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2436
162
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
4529
426.073
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
4787
318.347
Career
162 Game Avg.
153
14.394
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
569
37.840
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
105
9.878
Career
162 Game Avg.
179
11.904
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
4787
450.345
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
5535
368.091
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
4682
440.467
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
5356
356.187
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.978
0.978
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.968
0.968
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2.719
2.719
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.199
2.199
Career
162 Game Avg.
30
2.822
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
86
5.719
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Pitching Stats for Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth

Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
10
2.187
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
163
35.640
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
148
32.360
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
94
20.553
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
46
10.058
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.671
0.671
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
107
23.396
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
17
3.717
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
4
0.875
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
309
67.563
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.277
2.277
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.364
2.364
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.462
3.462
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.215
0.215
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
3664
801.132
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1221.330
267.044
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
974
212.965
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.177
7.177
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
10
2.187
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.074
0.074
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
441
96.424
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.250
3.250
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
488
106.701
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
3.596
3.596
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2.994
2.994
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.761
0.761
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
25
5.466
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
29
6.341
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
4
0.875
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
5006
1094.560
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
11
2.405
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
398
87.023
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.933
2.933
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Joe DiMaggio
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.159
1.159