Ken Griffey Jr. and Willie Mays Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. or Willie Mays? 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 Ken Griffey Jr. vs. Willie Mays 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.

Ken Griffey Jr. Willie Mays
Bats Left Right
Throws Left Right
Position Center Field Center Field
Generation Gen X The Silent Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Ken Griffey Jr. and Willie Mays

Career
162 Game Avg.
22
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
22
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
2671
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2992
162
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
11304
685.604
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
12493
676.426
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
9801
594.445
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
10881
589.145
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.284
0.284
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.302
0.302
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.913
0.913
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.948
0.948
Career
162 Game Avg.
2781
168.672
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
3283
177.756
Career
162 Game Avg.
1589
96.375
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1960
106.123
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
524
31.781
Career
162 Game Avg.
523
28.318
Career
162 Game Avg.
38
2.305
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
140
7.580
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
630
38.210
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
660
35.735
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1192
72.297
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1323
71.633
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.064
0.064
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.061
0.061
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.227
0.227
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.201
0.201
Career
162 Game Avg.
1979.910
120.084
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2316.750
125.439
Career
162 Game Avg.
5271
319.694
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
6066
328.440
Career
162 Game Avg.
4174
253.159
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
4791
259.406
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.369
0.369
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.383
0.383
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.538
0.538
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.557
0.557
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.907
0.907
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.941
0.941
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.254
0.254
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.256
0.256
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.301
0.301
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.312
0.312
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.940
0.940
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.995
0.995
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.287
0.287
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.299
0.299
Career
162 Game Avg.
1662
100.803
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2062
111.646
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1836
111.356
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1903
103.037
Career
162 Game Avg.
2868
173.948
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
3305
178.947
Career
162 Game Avg.
1923.430
116.659
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2298.070
124.428
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
81
4.913
Career
162 Game Avg.
44
2.382
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
1312
79.575
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1464
79.267
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
246
14.920
Career
162 Game Avg.
192
10.396
Career
162 Game Avg.
1779
107.899
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1526
82.624
Career
162 Game Avg.
6.354
6.354
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
8.187
8.187
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.737
0.737
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.959
0.959
Career
162 Game Avg.
8
0.485
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
13
0.704
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
102
6.186
Career
162 Game Avg.
91
4.927
Career
162 Game Avg.
184
11.160
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
338
18.301
Career
162 Game Avg.
69
4.185
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
103
5.577
Career
162 Game Avg.
253
15.345
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
441
23.878
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.727
0.727
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.766
0.766

Fielding Stats for Ken Griffey Jr. and Willie Mays

Career
162 Game Avg.verified
21
1.427
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
22
1.217
Career
162 Game Avg.
2384
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2929
162
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2348
159.554
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2666
147.454
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
60981
4143.840
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
71009
3927.440
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
20327
1381.280
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
23669.700
1309.150
Career
162 Game Avg.
5607
381.013
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
7752
428.755
Career
162 Game Avg.
154
10.465
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
233
12.887
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
89
6.048
Career
162 Game Avg.
156
8.628
Career
162 Game Avg.
5850
397.525
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
8141
450.270
Career
162 Game Avg.
5761
391.477
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
7985
441.642
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.985
0.985
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.981
0.981
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.417
2.417
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2.726
2.726
Career
162 Game Avg.
43
2.922
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
121
6.692
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Pitching Stats for Ken Griffey Jr. and Willie Mays

Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Ken Griffey Jr.
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0