Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Lou Gehrig 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 Lou Gehrig 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.

Lou Gehrig Babe Ruth
Bats Left Left
Throws Left Left
Position First Base Right Field
Generation The Greatest Generation The Lost Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.
17
1
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
22
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
2164
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2503
162
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
9660
723.161
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
10616
687.092
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
8001
598.966
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
8398
543.538
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.340
0.340
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.342
0.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.053
1.053
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.119
1.119
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2721
203.698
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2873
185.947
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1531
114.613
Career
162 Game Avg.
1517
98.184
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
534
39.976
Career
162 Game Avg.
506
32.750
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
163
12.202
Career
162 Game Avg.
136
8.802
Career
162 Game Avg.
493
36.907
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
714
46.212
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1190
89.085
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1356
87.763
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.062
0.062
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.085
0.085
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.181
0.181
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.249
0.249
Career
162 Game Avg.
2222.790
166.401
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2696.500
174.524
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
5060
378.799
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
5793
374.936
Career
162 Game Avg.
4274
319.957
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
4978
322.188
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.442
0.442
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.469
0.469
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.632
0.632
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.690
0.690
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.075
1.075
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.159
1.159
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.292
0.292
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.348
0.348
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.357
0.357
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.383
0.383
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.247
1.247
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.421
1.421
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.332
0.332
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.340
0.340
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1888
141.338
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2174
140.706
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1995
149.348
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2217
143.489
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
3390
253.780
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
3677
237.984
Career
162 Game Avg.
2207.870
165.284
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2621.550
169.673
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
45
3.369
Career
162 Game Avg.
43
2.783
Career
162 Game Avg.
1508
112.891
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2062
133.458
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
790
59.141
Career
162 Game Avg.
1330
86.081
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
12.228
12.228
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.982
7.982
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.909
1.909
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.550
1.550
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
106
7.935
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
113
7.314
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
102
7.636
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
123
7.961
Career
162 Game Avg.
101
7.561
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
117
7.573
Career
162 Game Avg.
203
15.197
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
240
15.533
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.502
0.502
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.513
0.512

Fielding Stats for Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.
17
1.283
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
22
1.463
Career
162 Game Avg.
2147
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2436
162
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
19525
1473.240
Career
162 Game Avg.
4787
318.347
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1087
82.019
Career
162 Game Avg.
569
37.840
Career
162 Game Avg.
196
14.789
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
179
11.904
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
20808
1570.050
Career
162 Game Avg.
5535
368.091
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
20612
1555.260
Career
162 Game Avg.
5356
356.187
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.991
0.991
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.968
0.968
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
9.600
9.600
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.199
2.199
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1575
118.840
Career
162 Game Avg.
86
5.719
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Lou Gehrig
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Pitching Stats for Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

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