Willie Mays and Babe Ruth Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Willie Mays 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 Willie Mays 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.

Willie Mays Babe Ruth
Bats Right Left
Throws Right Left
Position Center Field Right Field
Generation The Silent Generation The Lost Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Willie Mays and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.
22
1
Career
162 Game Avg.
22
1
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2992
162
Career
162 Game Avg.
2503
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
12493
676.426
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
10616
687.092
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
10881
589.145
Career
162 Game Avg.
8398
543.538
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.302
0.302
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.342
0.342
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.948
0.948
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.119
1.119
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
3283
177.756
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
2873
185.947
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1960
106.123
Career
162 Game Avg.
1517
98.184
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
523
28.318
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
506
32.750
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
140
7.580
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
136
8.802
Career
162 Game Avg.
660
35.735
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
714
46.212
Career
162 Game Avg.
1323
71.633
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1356
87.763
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.061
0.061
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.085
0.085
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.201
0.201
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.249
0.249
Career
162 Game Avg.
2316.750
125.439
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2696.500
174.524
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
6066
328.440
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
5793
374.936
Career
162 Game Avg.
4791
259.406
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
4978
322.188
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.383
0.383
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.469
0.469
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.557
0.557
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.690
0.690
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.941
0.941
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.159
1.159
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.256
0.256
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.348
0.348
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.312
0.312
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.383
0.383
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.995
0.995
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.421
1.421
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.299
0.299
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.340
0.340
Career
162 Game Avg.
2062
111.646
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2174
140.706
Career
162 Game Avg.
1903
103.037
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2217
143.489
Career
162 Game Avg.
3305
178.947
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
3677
237.984
Career
162 Game Avg.
2298.070
124.428
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2621.550
169.673
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
44
2.382
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
43
2.783
Career
162 Game Avg.
1464
79.267
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2062
133.458
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
192
10.396
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
1526
82.624
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
1330
86.081
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
8.187
8.187
Career
162 Game Avg.
7.982
7.982
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.959
0.959
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
1.550
1.550
Career
162 Game Avg.
13
0.704
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
113
7.314
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
91
4.927
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Career
162 Game Avg.
251
13.590
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2
0.129
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
338
18.301
Career
162 Game Avg.
123
7.961
Career
162 Game Avg.
103
5.577
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
117
7.573
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
441
23.878
Career
162 Game Avg.
240
15.533
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.766
0.766
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.513
0.512

Fielding Stats for Willie Mays and Babe Ruth

Career
162 Game Avg.
22
1.217
Career
162 Game Avg.verified
22
1.463
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.
2929
162
Career
162 Game Avg.
2436
162
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2666
147.454
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
71009
3927.440
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
23669.700
1309.150
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
7752
428.755
Career
162 Game Avg.
4787
318.347
Career
162 Game Avg.
233
12.887
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
569
37.840
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
156
8.628
Career
162 Game Avg.
179
11.904
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
8141
450.270
Career
162 Game Avg.
5535
368.091
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
7985
441.642
Career
162 Game Avg.
5356
356.187
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
0.981
0.981
Career
162 Game Avg.
0.968
0.968
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
2.726
2.726
Career
162 Game Avg.
2.199
2.199
Careerverified
162 Game Avg.verified
121
6.692
Career
162 Game Avg.
86
5.719
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Willie Mays
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.
0
0

Pitching Stats for Willie Mays and Babe Ruth

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