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Pete Rose vs Ty Cobb Comparison

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Pete Rose vs Ty Cobb Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famer Ty Cobb and Pete Rose that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Position, Height, and Career Salary

Teams

Pete Rose – Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies
Ty Cobb – Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics

Position

Pete Rose – Outfielder/First Baseman/Third Baseman
Ty Cobb – Centerfielder

Height

Pete Rose – 5’11”
Ty Cobb – 6’1″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Pete Rose – 3 (1975-1976, 1980) images images images
Ty Cobb – 0

World Series MVP

Pete Rose – 1 (1975) images
Ty Cobb – 0

World Series Appearances

Pete Rose – 6 (1970, 1972, 1975-1976, 1980, 1983) images images images images images images
Ty Cobb – 3 (1907-1909) images images images

Postseason Appearances

Pete Rose – 8 (1970, 1972-1973, 1975-1976, 1980-1981, 1983) images images images images images images images images
Ty Cobb – 3 (1907-1909) images images images

Seasons Played

Pete Rose – 24 (1963-1986) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Ty Cobb – 24 (1905-1928) images images 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

Pete Rose – No (Banned from Baseball in 1989)
Ty Cobb – Yes (98.2% in 1936)

Number Retired

Pete Rose – Yes (Reds #14)
Ty Cobb – No

MVP

Pete Rose – 1 (1973) images
Ty Cobb – 1 (1911) images

Rookie of the Year

Pete Rose – 1 (1963) images
Ty Cobb – *Award wasn’t introduced until 1947

Gold Gloves

Pete Rose – 2 (1969, 1970) images images
Ty Cobb – * The Gold Glove Award wasn’t introduced until 1957

All Star Games

Pete Rose – 17 (1965, 1967–1971, 1973–1982, 1985) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Ty Cobb – * All-Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933

Triple Crown

Pete Rose – 0
Ty Cobb – 1 (1909) images

League Batting Champion

Pete Rose – 3 (1968-1969, 1973) images images images
Ty Cobb – 12 (1907–1915, 1917–1919) images images images images images images images images images images images images

Home Run Champion

Pete Rose – 0
Ty Cobb – 1 (1909) images

League RBI champion

Pete Rose – 0
Ty Cobb – 4 (1907–1909, 1911) images images images images

Stolen Base Champion

Pete Rose – 0
Ty Cobb – 6 (1907, 1909, 1911, 1915–1917) images images images images images images

League Leader in Runs

Pete Rose – 4 (1969, 1974-1976) images images images images
Ty Cobb – 5 (1909-1911, 1915-1916) images images images images images

League Leader in Hits

Pete Rose – 7 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972-1973, 1976, 1981) images images images images images images images
Ty Cobb – 8 (1907-1909, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917, 1919) images images images 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

Pete Rose – 3,562 (MLB Record) images
Ty Cobb – 3.034

At Bats

Pete Rose – 14,053 (MLB Record) images
Ty Cobb – 11,434

Plate Appearances

Pete Rose – 15,890 (MLB Record) images
Ty Cobb – 13,084

Batting Average

Pete Rose – .303
Ty Cobb – .366 (MLB Record) images

Home Runs

Pete Rose – 160 images
Ty Cobb – 117

RBIs

Pete Rose – 1,314
Ty Cobb – 1,933 images

Hits

Pete Rose – 4,256 (MLB Record) images
Ty Cobb – 4,189

Runs

Pete Rose – 2,165
Ty Cobb – 2,244 images

Doubles

Pete Rose – 746 images
Ty Cobb – 724

Triples

Pete Rose – 135
Ty Cobb – 295 images

Walks

Pete Rose – 1,566 images
Ty Cobb – 1,249

Stolen Bases

Pete Rose – 198
Ty Cobb – 897 images

On Base Percentage

Pete Rose – .375
Ty Cobb – .433 images

Slugging Percentage

Pete Rose – .409
Ty Cobb – .512 images

WAR

Pete Rose – 79.1
Ty Cobb – 151 images

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Pete Rose – 3,528 images
Ty Cobb – 2,954

Games Started

Pete Rose – 3,435 images
Ty Cobb – 1,799

Innings 

Pete Rose – 30,099 1/3 images
Ty Cobb – 26,041

Fielding Percentage

Pete Rose – .987 images
Ty Cobb – .961

Double Plays

Pete Rose – 1,083 images
Ty Cobb – 112

Putouts

Pete Rose – 12,394 images
Ty Cobb – 6,507

Assists

Pete Rose – 3,349 images
Ty Cobb – 410

Errors

Pete Rose – 213 images
Ty Cobb – 278

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Pete Rose – 67 images
Ty Cobb – 17

At Bats

Pete Rose – 268 images
Ty Cobb – 65

Plate Appearances

Pete Rose – 301 images
Ty Cobb – 71

Batting Average

Pete Rose – .321 images
Ty Cobb – .262

Home Runs

Pete Rose – 5 images
Ty Cobb – 0

RBIs

Pete Rose – 22 images
Ty Cobb – 9

Hits

Pete Rose – 86 images
Ty Cobb – 17

Runs

Pete Rose – 30 images
Ty Cobb – 7

Doubles

Pete Rose – 13 images
Ty Cobb – 4

Triples

Pete Rose – 2 images
Ty Cobb – 1

Walks

Pete Rose – 28 images
Ty Cobb – 3

Stolen Bases

Pete Rose – 2
Ty Cobb – 4 images

On Base Percentage

Pete Rose – .388 images
Ty Cobb – .314

Slugging Percentage

Pete Rose – .440 images
Ty Cobb – .354

 

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