Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Rickey Henderson 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 Rickey Henderson 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.

Rickey Henderson Willie Mays
Bats Right Right
Throws Left Right
Position Left Field Center Field
Generation Baby Boomers The Silent Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays

Seasons Hitting

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games as Hitter

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Plate Appearances

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

At Bats

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batting Average

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Equivalent Average

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Hits

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Singles

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Doubles

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Triples

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Extra Base Hits

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Per at Bat

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Per Hit

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Base Runs

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Total Bases

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Times on Base

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

On Base Pct

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Slugging Pct

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

On Base Plus Slugging (OPS)

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Isolated Power

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Gross Production Average

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Total Average

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batting Average on Balls in Play

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Batted In (RBI)

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Produced

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Created

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Hit By Pitch

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Walked

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Intentionally Walked

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Strikeouts

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Plate Appearance per Strikout

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks Per Strikeout

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Hit by Batter

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Fly by Batter

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Grounds into Double Play (GIDP)

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Bases

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Caught Stealing

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Base Attempts

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Base Pct

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Fielding Stats for Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays

Seasons Fielding

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games Played as Fielder

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Starts as Fielder

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Played Outs

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Inning Played

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Putouts

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Assists

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Errors

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Total Chances

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Chances Accepted

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Fielding Pct

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Range Factor

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Double Plays

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Passed Balls

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Wild Pitch as Fielder

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Base Allowed

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Catcher Caught Stealing

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Pitching Stats for Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays

Seasons Pitched

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games Played as Pitcher

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Starts

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Wins

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Loses

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Win Pct

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Complete Games

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Shutouts

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Saves

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Earned Runs

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Earned Run Avg (ERA)

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Component ERA

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Defense Independent ERA

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Opposing Batting Average

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Pitched Outs

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Innings Pitched

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Hits Allowed

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Allowed

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Allowed Per 9 Innings

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks Allowed

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Intentional Walks Allowed

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Strikeouts Thrown

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Strikeouts Thrown Per 9 Innings

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Strikeouts Thrown Per Game

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Power Finesse Ratio

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Wild Pitches

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Pitcher Hits Batsman

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Balks

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batters Faced

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games Finished

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Allowed

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Allowed Per 9 Innings

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Hits

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Flies

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Double Plays Enabled

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks & Hits per Inn. Pitched (WHIP)

Rickey Henderson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.