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Ken Griffey Jr. vs Mark McGwire Comparison

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Ken Griffey Jr. vs Mark McGwire Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of former MLB first baseman Mark McGwire and future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Position, Height and Teams

Position

Mark McGwire – First Baseman
Ken Griffey Jr. – Center Fielder

Height

Mark McGwire – 6’5″
Ken Griffey Jr. – 6’3″

Teams

Mark McGwire – 2 (Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals) images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 3 (Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox) images images images

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Mark McGwire – 1 (1989) images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 0

World Series Appearances

Mark McGwire – 3 (1988-1990) images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 0

Playoff Appearances

Mark McGwire – 6 (1988-1990, 1992, 2000-2001) images images images images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 3 (1995, 1997, 2008) images images images

Seasons Played

Mark McGwire – 16 (1986-2001) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 22 (1989-2010) 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

Mark McGwire – No
Ken Griffey Jr. – Yes (99.32% in 2016)

Number Retired

Mark McGwire – No
Ken Griffey Jr. – No

MVP

Mark McGwire – 0
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1 (1997) images

World Series MVP

Mark McGwire – 0
Ken Griffey Jr. – 0

Rookie of the Year

Mark McGwire – Yes (1987) images
Ken Griffey Jr. – No

Gold Gloves

Mark McGwire – 1 (1990) images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 10 (1990–1999)  images images images images images images images images images images

Silver Slugger Award

Mark McGwire – 3 (1992, 1996, 1998) images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 7 (1991, 1993, 1994, 1996–1999) images images images images images images images

All Star Games

Mark McGwire – 12 (1987–1992, 1995–2000) images images images images images images images images images images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 13 (1990–2000, 2004, 2007) images images images images images images images images images images images images images

All Star Game MVP

Mark McGwire – 0
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1 (1992) images

Comeback Player of the Year

Mark McGwire – 0
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1 (2005) images

Home Run Champion

Mark McGwire – 5 (1987, 1996–1999) images images images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 4 (1994, 1997, 1998, 1999) images images images images

Batting Champion

Mark McGwire – 0
Ken Griffey Jr. – 0

League League in RBIs

Mark McGwire – 1 (1999) images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1 (1997) images

League Leader in OBP (On-Base Percentage)

Mark McGwire – 2 (1996, 1998) images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 0

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Mark McGwire – 4 (1987, 1992, 1996, 1998) images images images images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1 (1997) 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

Mark McGwire – 1,874
Ken Griffey Jr. – 2,671 images

At Bats

Mark McGwire – 6,187
Ken Griffey Jr. – 9,801 images

Plate Appearances

Mark McGwire – 7,660
Ken Griffey Jr. – 11,304 images

Batting Average

Mark McGwire – .263
Ken Griffey Jr. – .284 images

Home Runs

Mark McGwire – 583
Ken Griffey Jr. – 630 images

RBIs

Mark McGwire – 1,414
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1,836 images

Hits

Mark McGwire – 1,626
Ken Griffey Jr. – 2,781 images

Runs

Mark McGwire – 1,167
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1,662 images

Doubles

Mark McGwire – 252
Ken Griffey Jr. – 524 images

Triples

Mark McGwire – 6
Ken Griffey Jr. – 38 images

Stolen Bases

Mark McGwire – 12
Ken Griffey Jr. – 184 images

Walks

Mark McGwire – 1,317 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1,312

Strikeouts

Mark McGwire – 1,596 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 1,779

On Base Percentage

Mark McGwire – .394 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – .370

Slugging Percentage

Mark McGwire – .588 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – .538

OPS

Mark McGwire – .982 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – .907

OPS+

Mark McGwire – 163 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 136

WAR

Mark McGwire – 62.0
Ken Griffey Jr. – 83.6 images

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

Mark McGwire – 1,791
Ken Griffey Jr. – 2,382 images

Games Started

Mark McGwire – 1,741
Ken Griffey Jr. – 2,348 images

Innings 

Mark McGwire – 15,100
Ken Griffey Jr. – 20,325 images

Fielding Percentage

Mark McGwire – .993 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – .985

Double Plays

Mark McGwire – 1,409 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 43

Putouts

Mark McGwire – 14,464 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 5,606

Chances

Mark McGwire – 15,649 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 5,850

Errors

Mark McGwire – 112
Ken Griffey Jr. – 89 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Mark McGwire – 42 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 18

At Bats

Mark McGwire – 129 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 69

Plate Appearances

Mark McGwire – 151 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 79

Batting Average

Mark McGwire – .217
Ken Griffey Jr. – .290 images

Home Runs

Mark McGwire – 5
Ken Griffey Jr. – 6 images

RBIs

Mark McGwire – 14 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 11

Hits

Mark McGwire – 28 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 20

Runs

Mark McGwire – 13 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 12

Doubles

Mark McGwire – 2 images
Ken Griffey Jr. – 2 images

On Base Percentage

Mark McGwire – .320
Ken Griffey Jr. – .367 images

Slugging Percentage

Mark McGwire – .349
Ken Griffey Jr. – .580 images

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