Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr. Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Lou Gehrig or Cal Ripken Jr.? 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 Lou Gehrig vs. Cal Ripken Jr. 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.

Lou Gehrig Cal Ripken Jr.
Bats Left Right
Throws Left Right
Position First Base Shortstop
Generation The Greatest Generation Baby Boomers
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr.

Career
162 Game Avg.
17
1
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
21
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
2164
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
3001
162
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
9660
723.161
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
12883
695.450
Career
162 Game Avg.
8001
598.966
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
11551
623.546
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.340
0.340
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.276
0.276
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.053
1.053
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.798
0.798
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2721
203.698
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
3184
171.879
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1531
114.613
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2106
113.686
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
534
39.976
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
603
32.551
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
163
12.202
Career
162 Game Avg.
44
2.375
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
493
36.907
Career
162 Game Avg.
431
23.266
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1190
89.085
Career
162 Game Avg.
1078
58.193
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.062
0.062
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.037
0.037
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.181
0.181
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.135
0.135
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2222.790
166.401
Career
162 Game Avg.
1729.270
93.349
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
5060
378.799
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
5168
278.979
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
4274
319.957
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
4379
236.387
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.442
0.442
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.340
0.340
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.632
0.632
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.447
0.447
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.075
1.075
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.787
0.787
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.292
0.292
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.172
0.172
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.357
0.357
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.265
0.265
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.247
1.247
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.731
0.731
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.332
0.332
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.277
0.277
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1888
141.338
Career
162 Game Avg.
1647
88.908
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1995
149.348
Career
162 Game Avg.
1695
91.500
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
3390
253.780
Career
162 Game Avg.
2911
157.142
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2207.870
165.284
Career
162 Game Avg.
1770.050
95.551
Career
162 Game Avg.
45
3.369
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
66
3.563
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1508
112.891
Career
162 Game Avg.
1129
60.946
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
107
5.776
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
790
59.141
Career
162 Game Avg.
1305
70.447
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
12.228
12.228
Career
162 Game Avg.
9.872
9.872
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.909
1.909
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.865
0.865
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
106
7.935
Career
162 Game Avg.
10
0.540
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
127
6.856
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
102
7.636
Career
162 Game Avg.
36
1.943
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
101
7.561
Career
162 Game Avg.
39
2.105
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
203
15.197
Career
162 Game Avg.
75
4.049
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.502
0.502
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.480
0.480

Fielding Stats for Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr.

Career
162 Game Avg.verified
17
1.283
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
21
1.143
Career
162 Game Avg.
2147
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2977
162
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2958
160.966
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
77876
4237.790
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
25958.700
1412.600
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
19525
1473.240
Career
162 Game Avg.
4112
223.764
Career
162 Game Avg.
1087
82.019
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
8214
446.983
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
196
14.789
Career
162 Game Avg.
294
15.999
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
20808
1570.050
Career
162 Game Avg.
12620
686.745
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
20612
1555.260
Career
162 Game Avg.
12326
670.746
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.991
0.991
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.977
0.977
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
9.600
9.600
Career
162 Game Avg.
4.140
4.140
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1575
118.840
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1682
91.530
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Pitching Stats for Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr.

Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Cal Ripken Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0