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Cal Ripken vs Derek Jeter Comparison

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Cal Ripken vs Derek Jeter Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken  and Derek Jeter 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

Teams

Cal Ripken – 1 (Baltimore Orioles)
Derek Jeter – 1 (New York Yankees)

Position

Cal Ripken – Shortstop, Third Base
Derek Jeter – Shortstop

Height

Cal Ripken – 6’4″
Derek Jeter – 6’3″

Bat

Cal Ripken – Right
Derek Jeter – Right

Seasons Played

Cal Ripken – 21 (1981-2001) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Derek Jeter – 20 (1995-2014) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

World Series and Playoff Appearances 

World Series 

Cal Ripken – 1 (1983) images
Derek Jeter – 5 (1996, 1998-2000, 2009) images images images images images

World Series Appearances

Cal Ripken – 1 (1983) images
Derek Jeter – 7 (1996, 1998-2001, 2003, 2009) images images images images images images images

Playoff Appearances

Cal Ripken – 3 (1983, 1996-1997) images images images
Derek Jeter – 16 (1996-2007, 2009-2012) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

World Series MVP

Cal Ripken – 0
Derek Jeter – 1 (2000) images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Cal Ripken –  Yes (98.53% in 2007)
Derek Jeter – No (Not Eligible until 2020)

Number Retired

Cal Ripken – Yes (Orioles #8)
Derek Jeter – No

MVP

Cal Ripken – 2 (1983, 1991) images images
Derek Jeter – 0

Rookie of the Year

Cal Ripken – Yes (1982) images
Derek Jeter – Yes (1996) images

Gold Gloves

Cal Ripken – 2 (1991, 1992) images images
Derek Jeter – 5 (2004-2006, 2009-2010) images images images images images

Silver Slugger Award

Cal Ripken – 8 (1983-1986, 1989, 1991, 1993-1994) images images images images images images images images
Derek Jeter – 5 (2006-2009, 2012) images images images images images

All Star Games

Cal Ripken – 19 (1983–2001) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Derek Jeter – 14 (1998-2002, 2004, 2006-2012, 2014) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

League Leader in Runs

Cal Ripken – 1 (1983) images
Derek Jeter – 1 (1998) images

League Leader in Hits

Cal Ripken – 1 (1983) images
Derek Jeter – 2 (1999, 2012) images images

League Leader in Doubles

Cal Ripken – 1 (1983) images
Derek Jeter – 0

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

Cal Ripken – 3,001 images
Derek Jeter – 2,747

At Bats

Cal Ripken – 11,551 images
Derek Jeter – 11,195

Plate Appearances

Cal Ripken – 12,883 images
Derek Jeter – 12,602

Batting Average

Cal Ripken – .276
Derek Jeter – .310 images

Home Runs

Cal Ripken – 431 images
Derek Jeter – 260

RBIs

Cal Ripken – 1,695 images
Derek Jeter – 1,311

Hits

Cal Ripken – 3,184
Derek Jeter – 3,465 images

Runs

Cal Ripken – 1,647
Derek Jeter – 1,923 images

Doubles

Cal Ripken – 603 images
Derek Jeter – 544

Triples

Cal Ripken – 44
Derek Jeter – 66 images

Walks

Cal Ripken – 1,129 images
Derek Jeter – 1,082

Strikouts

Cal Ripken – 1,305 images
Derek Jeter – 1,840

On Base Percentage

Cal Ripken – .340
Derek Jeter – .377 images

Slugging Percentage

Cal Ripken – .447 images
Derek Jeter – .440

OPS

Cal Ripken – .788
Derek Jeter – .817 images

OPS+

Cal Ripken – 112
Derek Jeter – 115 images

WAR

Cal Ripken – 95.5 images
Derek Jeter – 71.8

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

Cal Ripken – 2,977 images
Derek Jeter – 2,674

Games Started

Cal Ripken – 2,958 images
Derek Jeter – 2,660

Innings 

Cal Ripken – 25,958 2/3 images
Derek Jeter – 23,225 2/3

Fielding Percentage

Cal Ripken – .977 images
Derek Jeter – .976

Double Plays

Cal Ripken – 1,682 images
Derek Jeter – 1,408

Putouts

Cal Ripken – 4,112 images
Derek Jeter – 3,820

Assists

Cal Ripken – 8,214 images
Derek Jeter – 6,605

Errors

Cal Ripken – 294
Derek Jeter – 254 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Cal Ripken – 28
Derek Jeter – 158 images

At Bats

Cal Ripken – 124
Derek Jeter – 650 images

Plate Appearances

Cal Ripken – 110
Derek Jeter – 734 images

Batting Average

Cal Ripken – .336 images
Derek Jeter – .308

Home Runs

Cal Ripken – 1
Derek Jeter – 20 images

RBIs

Cal Ripken – 8
Derek Jeter – 61 images

Hits

Cal Ripken – 37
Derek Jeter – 200 images

Runs

Cal Ripken – 14
Derek Jeter – 111 images

Doubles

Cal Ripken – 10
Derek Jeter – 32 images

On Base Percentage

Cal Ripken – .411 images
Derek Jeter – .374

Slugging Percentage

Cal Ripken – .455
Derek Jeter – .465 images

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