Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Walter Johnson 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 Walter Johnson 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.

Walter Johnson Babe Ruth
Bats Right Left
Throws Right Left
Position Starting Pitcher Right Field
Generation The Lost Generation The Lost Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Pitching Stats for Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth

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162 Game Avg.
21
0.973
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
10
2.187
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802
37.150
Career
162 Game Avg.
163
35.640
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162 Game Avg.
666
30.850
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
148
32.360
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162 Game Avg.
417
19.316
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
94
20.553
Career
162 Game Avg.
279
12.924
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162 Game Avg.verified
46
10.058
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.599
0.599
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.671
0.671
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162 Game Avg.verified
531
24.597
Career
162 Game Avg.
107
23.396
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162 Game Avg.verified
110
5.095
Career
162 Game Avg.
17
3.717
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162 Game Avg.verified
34
1.575
Career
162 Game Avg.
4
0.875
Career
162 Game Avg.
1424
65.962
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162 Game Avg.
309
67.563
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.167
2.167
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.277
2.277
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.193
2.193
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.364
2.364
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.821
2.821
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.462
3.462
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.223
0.223
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.215
0.215
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162 Game Avg.verified
17744
821.929
Career
162 Game Avg.
3664
801.132
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162 Game Avg.verified
5914.670
273.976
Career
162 Game Avg.
1221.330
267.044
Career
162 Game Avg.
4913
227.578
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162 Game Avg.verified
974
212.965
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.476
7.476
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162 Game Avg.verified
7.177
7.177
Career
162 Game Avg.
97
4.493
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162 Game Avg.verified
10
2.187
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.148
0.148
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.074
0.074
Career
162 Game Avg.
1363
63.136
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162 Game Avg.
441
96.424
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.074
2.074
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.250
3.250
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162 Game Avg.verified
3509
162.542
Career
162 Game Avg.
488
106.701
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162 Game Avg.verified
5.339
5.339
Career
162 Game Avg.
3.596
3.596
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162 Game Avg.verified
4.375
4.375
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.994
2.994
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.824
0.824
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.761
0.761
Career
162 Game Avg.
155
7.180
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162 Game Avg.verified
25
5.466
Career
162 Game Avg.
203
9.403
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162 Game Avg.verified
29
6.341
Career
162 Game Avg.
4
0.185
Career
162 Game Avg.
4
0.875
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162 Game Avg.verified
23642
1095.130
Career
162 Game Avg.
5006
1094.560
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162 Game Avg.verified
129
5.976
Career
162 Game Avg.
11
2.405
Career
162 Game Avg.
1902
88.104
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162 Game Avg.verified
398
87.023
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.894
2.894
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.933
2.933
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.061
1.061
Career
162 Game Avg.
1.159
1.159

Fielding Stats for Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.verified
21
4.174
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162 Game Avg.
22
1.463
Career
162 Game Avg.
815
162
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162 Game Avg.
2436
162
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162 Game Avg.verified
120
23.853
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
3114
618.979
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
1038
206.326
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
292
58.042
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162 Game Avg.verified
4787
318.347
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162 Game Avg.verified
1352
268.741
Career
162 Game Avg.
569
37.840
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162 Game Avg.verified
53
10.535
Career
162 Game Avg.
179
11.904
Career
162 Game Avg.
1697
337.318
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162 Game Avg.verified
5535
368.091
Career
162 Game Avg.
1644
326.783
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162 Game Avg.verified
5356
356.187
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.969
0.969
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.968
0.968
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.017
2.017
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162 Game Avg.verified
2.199
2.199
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
72
14.312
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162 Game Avg.
86
5.719
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Hitting Stats for Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth

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162 Game Avg.
21
1
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162 Game Avg.
22
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
933
162
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162 Game Avg.
2503
162
Career
162 Game Avg.
2517
437.035
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162 Game Avg.verified
10616
687.092
Career
162 Game Avg.
2324
403.524
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162 Game Avg.verified
8398
543.538
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.235
0.235
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.342
0.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.637
0.637
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.119
1.119
Career
162 Game Avg.
547
94.978
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162 Game Avg.verified
2873
185.947
Career
162 Game Avg.
388
67.370
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162 Game Avg.verified
1517
98.184
Career
162 Game Avg.
94
16.322
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162 Game Avg.verified
506
32.750
Career
162 Game Avg.
41
7.119
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162 Game Avg.verified
136
8.802
Career
162 Game Avg.
24
4.167
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162 Game Avg.verified
714
46.212
Career
162 Game Avg.
159
27.608
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162 Game Avg.verified
1356
87.763
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.010
0.010
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.085
0.085
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.044
0.044
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.249
0.249
Career
162 Game Avg.
225.356
39.129
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162 Game Avg.verified
2696.500
174.524
Career
162 Game Avg.
795
138.039
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162 Game Avg.verified
5793
374.936
Career
162 Game Avg.
670
116.334
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162 Game Avg.verified
4978
322.188
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.266
0.266
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.469
0.469
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.342
0.342
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.690
0.690
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.608
0.608
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.159
1.159
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.107
0.107
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.348
0.348
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.205
0.205
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.383
0.383
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.523
0.523
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.421
1.421
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.267
0.267
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.340
0.340
Career
162 Game Avg.
241
41.846
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162 Game Avg.verified
2174
140.706
Career
162 Game Avg.
255
44.277
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162 Game Avg.verified
2217
143.489
Career
162 Game Avg.
472
81.955
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162 Game Avg.verified
3677
237.984
Career
162 Game Avg.
242.725
42.145
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162 Game Avg.verified
2621.550
169.673
Career
162 Game Avg.
13
2.257
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162 Game Avg.verified
43
2.783
Career
162 Game Avg.
110
19.100
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162 Game Avg.verified
2062
133.458
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
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162 Game Avg.verified
339
58.862
Career
162 Game Avg.
1330
86.081
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.425
7.425
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162 Game Avg.verified
7.982
7.982
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.324
0.324
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162 Game Avg.verified
1.550
1.550
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
70
12.154
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162 Game Avg.
113
7.314
Walter Johnson
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Walter Johnson
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162 Game Avg.verified
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
2
0.129
Career
162 Game Avg.
13
2.257
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162 Game Avg.verified
123
7.961
Career
162 Game Avg.
4
0.695
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162 Game Avg.verified
117
7.573
Career
162 Game Avg.
17
2.952
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162 Game Avg.verified
240
15.533
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162 Game Avg.verified
0.765
0.765
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.513
0.512