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Barry Bonds vs Willie Mays Comparison

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Barry Bonds vs Willie Mays Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of former MLB outfielder Barry Bonds and Hall of Famer Willie Mays that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Position, Height and Teams

Position

Barry Bonds – Left Fielder
Willie Mays – Centerfielder

Height

Barry Bonds – 6’1″
Willie Mays – 5’10”

Teams

Barry Bonds – 2 (Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants) images images
Willie Mays – 2 (New York and San Francisco Giants, New York Mets) images images

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Barry Bonds – 0
Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images

World Series Appearances

Barry Bonds – 1 (2002) images
Willie Mays – 4 (1951, 1954, 1962, 1973) images images images images

Playoff Appearances

Barry Bonds – 7 (1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003) images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 5 (1951, 1954, 1962, 1971, 1973) images images images images images

Seasons Played

Barry Bonds – 22 (1986-2007) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 22 (1951-1973) (Didn’t play in 1953 due to Military Service) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Barry Bonds – No
Willie Mays – Yes (94.7% in 1979) images

Number Retired

Barry Bonds – No
Willie Mays – Yes (Giants #24) images

MVP

Barry Bonds – 7 (1990, 1992, 1993, 2001–2004) images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 2 (1954, 1965) images images

World Series MVP

Barry Bonds – 0
Willie Mays – 0

Rookie of the Year

Barry Bonds – No
Willie Mays – Yes (1951) images

Gold Gloves

Barry Bonds – 8 (1990–1994, 1996–1998) images images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 12 (1957–1968) images images images images images images images images images images images images

Silver Slugger Award

Barry Bonds – 12 (1990–1994, 1996, 1997, 2000–2004) images images images images images images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – *Award wasn’t introduced until 1980

All Star Games

Barry Bonds – 14 (1990, 1992–1998, 2000–2004, 2007) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 24 (1954–1973) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

All Star Game MVP

Barry Bonds – 0
Willie Mays – 2 (1963, 1968) images images

Home Run Champion

Barry Bonds – 2 (1993, 2001) images images
Willie Mays – 4 (1955, 1962, 1964, 1965) images images images images

Batting Champion

Barry Bonds – 2 (2002, 2004) images images
Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images

League League in RBIs

Barry Bonds – 1 (1993) images
Willie Mays – 0

Stolen Base Leader

Barry Bonds – 0
Willie Mays – 4 (1956–1959) images images images images

League Leader in OBP (On-Base Percentage)

Barry Bonds – 10 (1991-1993, 1995, 2001-2004, 2006-2007) images images images images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 2 (1965, 1971) images images

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Barry Bonds – 7 (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004) images images images images images images images
Willie Mays – 5 (1954-1955, 1957, 1964-1965) images images images images images

Regular Season Career Stats (Offense)

A baseball next to the player represents the winner of the comparison.  A baseball next to both players means a tie.

Games

Barry Bonds – 2,986
Willie Mays – 2,992 images

At Bats

Barry Bonds – 9,847
Willie Mays – 10,881 images

Plate Appearances

Barry Bonds – 12,606 images
Willie Mays – 12,496

Batting Average

Barry Bonds – .298
Willie Mays – .302 images

Home Runs

Barry Bonds – 762 (Record) images
Willie Mays – 660

RBIs

Barry Bonds – 1,996 images
Willie Mays – 1,903

Hits

Barry Bonds – 2,935
Willie Mays – 3,283 images

Runs

Barry Bonds – 2,227 images
Willie Mays – 2,062

Doubles

Barry Bonds – 601 images
Willie Mays – 523

Triples

Barry Bonds – 77
Willie Mays – 140 images

Stolen Bases

Barry Bonds – 514 images
Willie Mays – 338

Walks

Barry Bonds – 2,558 (Record) images
Willie Mays – 1,464

Strikeouts

Barry Bonds – 1,539 images
Willie Mays – 1,526

On Base Percentage

Barry Bonds – .444 images
Willie Mays – .384

Slugging Percentage

Barry Bonds – .607 images
Willie Mays – .557

OPS

Barry Bonds – 1.051 images
Willie Mays – .941

OPS+

Barry Bonds – 182 images
Willie Mays – 156

WAR

Barry Bonds – 162.4 images
Willie Mays – 156.2

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

A baseball next to the player represents the winner of the comparison.  A baseball next to both players means a tie.

Games

Barry Bonds – 2,874
Willie Mays – 2,929 images

Games Started

Barry Bonds – 2,810
Willie Mays – 2,818 images

Innings 

Barry Bonds – 24,296 1/3
Willie Mays – 25,073 1/3 images

Fielding Percentage

Barry Bonds – .984 images
Willie Mays – .981

Double Plays

Barry Bonds – 25
Willie Mays – 121 images

Putouts

Barry Bonds – 5,637
Willie Mays – 7,752 images

Chances

Barry Bonds – 5,907
Willie Mays – 8,141 images

Errors

Barry Bonds – 97 images
Willie Mays – 156

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Barry Bonds – 48 images
Willie Mays – 25

At Bats

Barry Bonds – 151 images
Willie Mays – 89

Plate Appearances

Barry Bonds – 208 images
Willie Mays – 99

Batting Average

Barry Bonds – .245
Willie Mays – .247 images

Home Runs

Barry Bonds – 9 images
Willie Mays – 1

RBIs

Barry Bonds – 24 images
Willie Mays – 10

Hits

Barry Bonds – 37 images
Willie Mays – 22

Runs

Barry Bonds – 33 images
Willie Mays – 12

Doubles

Barry Bonds – 8 images
Willie Mays – 5

On Base Percentage

Barry Bonds – .433 images
Willie Mays – .323

Slugging Percentage

Barry Bonds – .503 images
Willie Mays – .337

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