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Jimmie Foxx vs Lou Gehrig Comparison

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Jimmie Foxx vs Lou Gehrig Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

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Position and Height

Teams

Jimmie Foxx – 4 (Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies)
Lou Gehrig – 1 (New York Yankees)

Position

Jimmie Foxx – First Baseman
Lou Gehrig – First Baseman

Height

Jimmie Foxx – 6’0″
Lou Gehrig – 6’0″

Bat

Jimmie Foxx – Right
Lou Gehrig – Left

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Jimmie Foxx – 2 (1929-1930) images images
Lou Gehrig – 6 (1927-1928, 1932, 1936–1938) images images images images images images

World Series Appearances

Jimmie Foxx – 3 (1929-1931) images images images
Lou Gehrig – 7 (1926-1928, 1932, 1936–1938) images images images images images images images

Seasons Played

Jimmie Foxx – 20 (1925-1945) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 17 (1923-1939) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Jimmie Foxx – Yes (79.2% in 1951)
Lou Gehrig – Yes (1939 in Special Election)

Number Retired

Jimmie Foxx – No
Lou Gehrig – Yes (Yankees #4)

MVP

Jimmie Foxx – 3 (1932, 1933, 1938) images images images
Lou Gehrig – 2 (1927, 1936) images images

All Star Games

Jimmie Foxx – 9 (1933–1941) images images images images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 7 (1933–1939) images images images images images images images

Triple Crown

Jimmie Foxx – 1 (1933) images
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1934) images

League Batting Champion

Jimmie Foxx – 2 (1933, 1938) images images
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1934) images

Home Run Champion

Jimmie Foxx – 4 (1932, 1933, 1935, 1939) images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 3 (1931, 1934, 1936) images images images

Four Home Run Games

Jimmie Foxx – 0
Lou Gehrig – 1 (June 3, 1932) images

League RBI champion

Jimmie Foxx – 3 (1932, 1933, 1938) images images images
Lou Gehrig – 5 (1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1934) images images images images images

League Leader in Runs

Jimmie Foxx – 1 (1932) images
Lou Gehrig – 4 (1931, 1933, 1935-1936) images images images images

League Leader in Hits

Jimmie Foxx – 0
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1931) images

League Leader in Doubles

Jimmie Foxx – 0
Lou Gehrig – 2 (1927-1928) images images

League Leader in Triples

Jimmie Foxx – 0
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1926) images

League Leader in Walks

Jimmie Foxx – 2 (1934, 1938) images images
Lou Gehrig – 3 (1935-1937) images images images

League Leader in OBP (On-Base Percentage)

Jimmie Foxx – 3 (1929, 1938-1939) images images images
Lou Gehrig – 5 (1928, 1934-1937) images images images images images

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Jimmie Foxx – 5 (1932-1933, 1935, 1938-1939) images images images images images
Lou Gehrig -2 (1934, 1936) 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

Jimmie Foxx – 2,317 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,164

At Bats

Jimmie Foxx – 8,134 images
Lou Gehrig – 8,001

Plate Appearances

Jimmie Foxx – 9,676 images
Lou Gehrig – 9,663

Batting Average

Jimmie Foxx – .325
Lou Gehrig – .340 images

Home Runs

Jimmie Foxx – 534 images
Lou Gehrig – 493

Career Grand Slams

Jimmie Foxx – 17
Lou Gehrig – 23 images

RBIs

Jimmie Foxx – 1922
Lou Gehrig – 1,995 images

Hits

Jimmie Foxx – 2,646
Lou Gehrig – 2,721 images

Runs

Jimmie Foxx – 1,751
Lou Gehrig – 1,888 images

Doubles

Jimmie Foxx – 458
Lou Gehrig – 534 images

Triples

Jimmie Foxx – 125
Lou Gehrig – 163 images

Total Bases

Jimmie Foxx – 4,956
Lou Gehrig – 5,060 images

Walks

Jimmie Foxx – 1,452
Lou Gehrig – 1,508 images

Strikeouts

Jimmie Foxx – 1,311
Lou Gehrig – 790 images

Stolen Bases

Jimmie Foxx – 87
Lou Gehrig – 102 images

On Base Percentage

Jimmie Foxx – .428
Lou Gehrig – .447 images

Slugging Percentage

Jimmie Foxx – .609
Lou Gehrig – .632 images

OPS+

Jimmie Foxx – 163
Lou Gehrig – 179 images

WAR

Jimmie Foxx – 96.4
Lou Gehrig – 112.4 images

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Jimmie Foxx – 2,200 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,147

Games Started

Jimmie Foxx – 2,143 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,136

Innings 

Jimmie Foxx – 18,993 images
Lou Gehrig – 18,896

Fielding Percentage

Jimmie Foxx – .990
Lou Gehrig – .991 images

Double Plays

Jimmie Foxx – 1,553
Lou Gehrig – 1,575 images

Putouts

Jimmie Foxx – 17,797
Lou Gehrig – 19,525 images

Assists

Jimmie Foxx – 1,562 images
Lou Gehrig – 1,087

Errors

Jimmie Foxx – 192 images
Lou Gehrig – 196

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Jimmie Foxx – 18
Lou Gehrig – 34 images

At Bats

Jimmie Foxx – 64
Lou Gehrig – 119 images

Plate Appearances

Jimmie Foxx – 73
Lou Gehrig – 150 images

Batting Average

Jimmie Foxx – .344
Lou Gehrig – .361 images

Home Runs

Jimmie Foxx – 4
Lou Gehrig – 10 images

RBIs

Jimmie Foxx – 11
Lou Gehrig – 35 images

Hits

Jimmie Foxx – 22
Lou Gehrig – 43 images

Runs

Jimmie Foxx – 11
Lou Gehrig – 30 images

Doubles

Jimmie Foxx – 3
Lou Gehrig – 8 images

Triples

Jimmie Foxx – 1
Lou Gehrig – 3 images

Walks

Jimmie Foxx – 9
Lou Gehrig – 26 images

Strikeouts

Jimmie Foxx – 10 images
Lou Gehrig – 17

On Base Percentage

Jimmie Foxx – .425
Lou Gehrig – .483 images

Slugging Percentage

Jimmie Foxx – .609
Lou Gehrig – .731 images

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