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Frank Robinson vs Roberto Clemente Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Frank Robinson and future Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

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Teams, Position and Height

Teams

Frank Robinson – 5 (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Cleveland Indians)  images images images images images
Roberto Clemente – 1 (Pittsburgh Pirates) images

Position

Frank Robinson – Outfield/First Base
Roberto Clemente – Right Field

Height

Frank Robinson – 6’1″
Roberto Clemente – 5’11”

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Frank Robinson – 2 (1966, 1970) images images
Roberto Clemente – 2 (1960, 1971) images images

World Series Appearances

Frank Robinson – 5 (1961, 1966, 1969-1971) images images images images images
Roberto Clemente – 2 (1960, 1971) images images

World Series MVP

Frank Robinson – 1 (1966) images
Roberto Clemente – 1 (1971) images

Playoff Appearances

Frank Robinson – 5 (1961, 1966, 1969-1971) images images images images images
Roberto Clemente – 4 (1960, 1970-1972) images images images images

Seasons Played

Frank Robinson – 21 (1956-1976) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Roberto Clemente – 18 (1955-1972) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Frank Robinson – Yes (89.16% in 1982) images
Roberto Clemente – Yes (92.7% in 1973) images

Number Retired

Frank Robinson – Yes (Reds and Orioles #20) images
Roberto Clemente – Yes (Pirates #21) images

MVP

Frank Robinson – 2 (1961, 1966) images images
Roberto Clemente – 1 (1966) images

Triple Crown

Frank Robinson – 1 (1966) images
Roberto Clemente – 0

All Star Games

Frank Robinson – 14 (1956-1957, 1959², 1961-1962², 1965–1967, 1969–1971, 1974) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Roberto Clemente – 15 (1960–1967, 1969–1972) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

All Star Game MVP

Frank Robinson – 1 (1971) images
Roberto Clemente – 0

Rookie of the Year

Frank Robinson – 1 (1956) images
Roberto Clemente – 0

Gold Gloves

Frank Robinson – 1 (1958) images
Roberto Clemente – 12 (1961–1972) images images images images images images images images images images images images

Home Run Champion

Frank Robinson – 1 (1966) images
Roberto Clemente – 0

RBI Champion

Frank Robinson – 1 (1966) images
Roberto Clemente – 0

Batting Champion

Frank Robinson – 1 (1966) images
Roberto Clemente – 4 (1961, 1964, 1965, 1967) images images images images

On-Base Percentage Leader

Frank Robinson – 2 (1962, 1966) images images
Roberto Clemente – 0

Slugging Percentage Leader

Frank Robinson – 4 (1960-1962, 1966) images images images images
Roberto Clemente – 0

League Leader in Runs

Frank Robinson – 3 (1956, 1962, 1966) images images images
Roberto Clemente – 0

League Leader in Hits

Frank Robinson – 0
Roberto Clemente – 2 (1964, 1967) 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

Frank Robinson – 2,808 images
Roberto Clemente – 2,433

At Bats

Frank Robinson – 10,006 images
Roberto Clemente – 9,454

Plate Appearances

Frank Robinson – 11,742 images
Roberto Clemente – 10,211

Batting Average

Frank Robinson – .294
Roberto Clemente – .317 images

Home Runs

Frank Robinson – 586 images
Roberto Clemente – 240

RBIs

Frank Robinson – 1,812 images
Roberto Clemente – 1,305

Hits

Frank Robinson – 2,943
Roberto Clemente – 3,000 images

Runs

Frank Robinson – 1,829  images
Roberto Clemente – 1,416

Stolen Bases

Frank Robinson – 204 images
Roberto Clemente – 83

Doubles

Frank Robinson – 528 images
Roberto Clemente – 440

Triples

Frank Robinson – 72
Roberto Clemente – 166 images

Total Bases

Frank Robinson – 5,373 images
Roberto Clemente – 4,492

On Base Percentage

Frank Robinson – .389 images
Roberto Clemente – .359

Slugging Percentage

Frank Robinson – .537 images
Roberto Clemente – .475

OPS (On-Base + Slugging Percentage)

Frank Robinson – .926 images
Roberto Clemente – .834

OPS+

Frank Robinson – 154 images
Roberto Clemente – 130

WAR (Wins Above Replacement)

Frank Robinson – 107.2 images
Roberto Clemente – 94.5

WAA (Wins Above Average)

Frank Robinson – 64.7 images
Roberto Clemente – 56.9

RAA (Runs Better than Average)

Frank Robinson – 614 images
Roberto Clemente – 509

oWAR (Offensive Wins Above Replacement)

Frank Robinson – 106.6 images
Roberto Clemente – 71.0

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

Frank Robinson – 2,450 images
Roberto Clemente – 2,373

Games Started

Frank Robinson – 2,370 images
Roberto Clemente – 2,299

Innings 

Frank Robinson – 20,937 images
Roberto Clemente – 20,515 1/3

Fielding Percentage

Frank Robinson – .984 images
Roberto Clemente – .972

Double Plays

Frank Robinson – 263 images
Roberto Clemente – 42

Assists

Frank Robinson – 333 images
Roberto Clemente – 269

Chances

Frank Robinson – 6,785 images
Roberto Clemente – 5,108

Putouts

Frank Robinson – 6,346 images
Roberto Clemente – 4,697

Errors

Frank Robinson – 106 images
Roberto Clemente – 142

dWAR (Defensive Wins Above Replacement)

Frank Robinson – -15.0
Roberto Clemente – 12.1 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Frank Robinson – 35 images
Roberto Clemente – 26

At Bats

Frank Robinson – 126 images
Roberto Clemente – 107

Plate Appearances

Frank Robinson – 149 images
Roberto Clemente – 113

Batting Average

Frank Robinson – .238
Roberto Clemente – .318 images

Home Runs

Frank Robinson – 10 images
Roberto Clemente – 3

RBIs

Frank Robinson – 19 images
Roberto Clemente – 14

Hits

Frank Robinson – 30
Roberto Clemente – 34 images

Runs

Frank Robinson – 25 images
Roberto Clemente – 8

Doubles

Frank Robinson – 5 images
Roberto Clemente – 3

Triples

Frank Robinson – 1 images
Roberto Clemente – 1 images

On Base Percentage

Frank Robinson – .356 images
Roberto Clemente – .354

Slugging Percentage

Frank Robinson – .532 images
Roberto Clemente – .449

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