Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth Comparison

Who is the better baseball player Jackie Robinson 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 Jackie Robinson 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.

Jackie Robinson Babe Ruth
Bats Right Left
Throws Right Left
Position Second Base Right Field
Generation The Greatest Generation The Lost Generation
Hall of Fame Yes Yes

Hitting Stats for Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth

Seasons Hitting

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games as Hitter

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Plate Appearances

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

At Bats

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batting Average

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Equivalent Average

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Hits

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Singles

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Doubles

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Triples

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Extra Base Hits

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Per at Bat

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Per Hit

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Base Runs

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Total Bases

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Times on Base

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

On Base Pct

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Slugging Pct

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

On Base Plus Slugging (OPS)

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Isolated Power

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Gross Production Average

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Total Average

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batting Average on Balls in Play

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Batted In (RBI)

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Produced

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Created

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Hit By Pitch

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Walked

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Intentionally Walked

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Strikeouts

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Plate Appearance per Strikout

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks Per Strikeout

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Hit by Batter

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Fly by Batter

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batter Grounds into Double Play (GIDP)

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Bases

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Caught Stealing

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Base Attempts

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Base Pct

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Fielding Stats for Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth

Seasons Fielding

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games Played as Fielder

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Starts as Fielder

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Played Outs

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Inning Played

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Putouts

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Assists

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Errors

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Total Chances

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Chances Accepted

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Fielding Pct

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Range Factor

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Double Plays

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Passed Balls

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Wild Pitch as Fielder

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Stolen Base Allowed

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Catcher Caught Stealing

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Pitching Stats for Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth

Seasons Pitched

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games Played as Pitcher

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Starts

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Wins

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Loses

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Win Pct

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Complete Games

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Shutouts

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Saves

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Earned Runs

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Earned Run Avg (ERA)

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Component ERA

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Defense Independent ERA

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Opposing Batting Average

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Pitched Outs

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Innings Pitched

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Hits Allowed

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Allowed

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Home Runs Allowed Per 9 Innings

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks Allowed

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Intentional Walks Allowed

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Strikeouts Thrown

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Strikeouts Thrown Per 9 Innings

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Strikeouts Thrown Per Game

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Power Finesse Ratio

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Wild Pitches

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Pitcher Hits Batsman

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Balks

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Batters Faced

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Games Finished

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Allowed

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Runs Allowed Per 9 Innings

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Hits

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Sacrifice Flies

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Double Plays Enabled

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.

Walks & Hits per Inn. Pitched (WHIP)

Jackie Robinson
Career
162 Game Avg.
Babe Ruth
Career
162 Game Avg.