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Babe Ruth vs Hank Aaron Comparison

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Babe Ruth vs Hank Aaron Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron that includes stats, World Series, and awards. Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

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Team, Position and Height

Team

Babe Ruth – 3 (Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Braves)
Hank Aaron – 3 (Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers)

Position

Babe Ruth – Outfielder/Pitcher
Hank Aaron – Rightfielder/First Baseman

Height

Babe Ruth – 6’2″
Hank Aaron – 6’0″

Weight

Babe Ruth – 215
Hank Aaron – 180

Seasons Played

Babe Ruth – 22
Hank Aaron – 23

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series

Babe Ruth – 7 (1915-1916, 1918, 1923, 1927-1928, 1932) images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 1 (1957)

World Series Appearances

Babe Ruth – 10 (1915-1916, 1918, 1921-1923, 1926-1928, 1932) images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 2 (1957, 1958)

Playoff Appearances

Babe Ruth – 10 (1915-1916, 1918, 1921-1923, 1926-1928, 1932)  images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 3 (1957, 1958, 1969)

World Series MVP

Babe Ruth – 0
Hank Aaron – 0

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Babe Ruth – Yes (95.13% in 1936)
Hank Aaron – Yes (97.83% in 1982)

Number Retired

Babe Ruth – Yes (Yankees 3)
Hank Aaron – Yes (Braves and Brewers 44)

MVP

Babe Ruth – 1 (1923) images
Hank Aaron – 1 (1957) images

Gold Gloves

Babe Ruth – * Award wasn’t introduced until 1957
Hank Aaron – 3 (1958–1960) images images images

All-Star Games

Babe Ruth – 2 (1933, 1934) *The first All-Star Game was in 1933 images images
Hank Aaron – 25 (1955–1975) (There was two All-Star Games from 1959-1961) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

League Home Run Champion

Babe Ruth – 12 (1918–1921, 1923, 1924, 1926–1931) images images images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 4 (1957, 1963, 1966, 1967) images images images images

League RBI Champion

Babe Ruth – 6 (1919–1921, 1923, 1926, 1928) images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 4 (1957, 1960, 1963, 1966) images images images images

League Batting Champion

Babe Ruth – 1 (1924) images
Hank Aaron – 2 (1956, 1959) images images

League Total Base Champion

Babe Ruth – 6 (1919, 1921, 1923-1924, 1926, 1928) images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 8 (1956-1957, 1959-1961, 1963, 1967, 1969) images images images images images images images images

League Hits Leader

Babe Ruth – 0
Hank Aaron – 2 (1956, 1959) images images

League Leader in Runs

Babe Ruth – 8 (1919-1921, 1923-1924, 1926-1928) images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 3 (1957, 1963, 1967) images images images

On-Base Percentage League Leader

Babe Ruth – 10 (1919-1921, 1923-1924, 1926-1927, 1930-1932) images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 0

Slugging Percentage League Leader

Babe Ruth – 13 (1918-1924, 1926-1931) images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 4 (1959, 1963, 1967, 1971) images images images images

Regular Season Stats (Offense)

Games

Babe Ruth – 2,503
Hank Aaron – 3,298 images

Batting Average

Babe Ruth – .342 images
Hank Aaron – .305

At-bats

Babe Ruth – 8,399
Hank Aaron – 12,364 images

Plate Appearances

Babe Ruth – 10,622
Hank Aaron – 13,941 images

Hits

Babe Ruth – 2,873
Hank Aaron – 3,771 images

Runs

Babe Ruth – 2,174 images
Hank Aaron – 2,174 images

Home Runs

Babe Ruth – 714
Hank Aaron – 755 images

RBIs

Babe Ruth – 2,214
Hank Aaron – 2,297 (Record) images

Stolen Bases

Babe Ruth – 123
Hank Aaron – 240 images

Total Bases

Babe Ruth – 5,793
Hank Aaron – 6,856 (Record) images

Walks

Babe Ruth – 2,062 images
Hank Aaron – 1,402

Strikeouts

Babe Ruth – 1,330 images
Hank Aaron – 1,383

Doubles

Babe Ruth – 506
Hank Aaron – 624 images

Triples

Babe Ruth – 136 images
Hank Aaron – 98

On-base Percentage

Babe Ruth – .474 images
Hank Aaron – .374

Slugging Percentage

Babe Ruth – .690 (Record) images
Hank Aaron – .555

On-Base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Babe Ruth – 1.164 (Record) images
Hank Aaron – .928

WAR

Babe Ruth – 163 (183.6 if pitching is included) images
Hank Aaron – 142.6

Regular Season Stats (Defense)

Games

Babe Ruth – 2,436
Hank Aaron – 3,020 images

Innings

Babe Ruth – 20,357
Hank Aaron – 26,137 2/3 images

Put Outs

Babe Ruth – 4,787
Hank Aaron – 7,436 images

Assists

Babe Ruth – 569 images
Hank Aaron – 429

Errors

Babe Ruth – 179
Hank Aaron – 144 images

Fielding Percentage

Babe Ruth – .968
Hank Aaron – .982 images

Playoff Stats

Games

Babe Ruth – 41 images
Hank Aaron – 17

Batting Average

Babe Ruth – .326
Hank Aaron – .362 images

At-bats

Babe Ruth – 129 images
Hank Aaron – 69

Plate Appearances

Babe Ruth – 167 images
Hank Aaron – 74

Hits

Babe Ruth – 42 images
Hank Aaron – 25

Runs

Babe Ruth – 37 images
Hank Aaron – 11

Home Runs

Babe Ruth – 15 images
Hank Aaron – 6

RBIs

Babe Ruth – 33 images
Hank Aaron – 16

Stolen Bases

Babe Ruth – 4 images
Hank Aaron – 0

Total Bases

Babe Ruth – 96 images
Hank Aaron – 49

Walks

Babe Ruth – 33 images
Hank Aaron – 5

Strikeouts

Babe Ruth – 30
Hank Aaron – 13 images

Doubles

Babe Ruth – 5 images
Hank Aaron – 4

Triples

Babe Ruth – 2 images
Hank Aaron – 1

On-base Percentage

Babe Ruth – .470 images
Hank Aaron – .405

Slugging Percentage

Babe Ruth – .744 images
Hank Aaron – .710

On-Base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

Babe Ruth – 1.214 images
Hank Aaron – 1.116

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