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Stan Musial vs Lou Gehrig Comparison

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Stan Musial vs Lou Gehrig Comparison

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

Position and Height

Teams

Stan Musial – 1 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Lou Gehrig – 1 (New York Yankees)

Position

Stan Musial – Outfielder and First Baseman
Lou Gehrig – First Baseman

Height

Stan Musial – 6’0″
Lou Gehrig – 6’0″

Bat

Stan Musial – Left
Lou Gehrig – Left

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Stan Musial – 3 (1942, 1944, 1946) images images images
Lou Gehrig – 6 (1927-1928, 1932, 1936–1938) images images images images images images

World Series Appearances

Stan Musial – 4 (1942-1943, 1944, 1946) images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 7 (1926-1928, 1932, 1936–1938) images images images images images images images

Postseason Appearances

Stan Musial – 4 (1942-1943, 1944, 1946) images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 7 (1926-1928, 1932, 1936–1938) images images images images images images images

Seasons Played

Stan Musial – 22 (1941-1963) Did not play in the 1945 season due to Military Service images images 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

Stan Musial – Yes (93.2% in 1969)
Lou Gehrig – Yes (1939 in Special Election)

Number Retired

Stan Musial – Yes (Cardinals #6)
Lou Gehrig – Yes (Yankees #4)

MVP

Stan Musial – 3 (1943, 1946, 1948) images images images
Lou Gehrig – 2 (1927, 1936) images images

All Star Games

Stan Musial – 24 (1943, 1944, 1946–1963) There was two All-Star Games a year from 1959-1962  images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 7 (1933–1939) 1933 was the first year for the All-Star Game images images images images images images images

Triple Crown

Stan Musial – 0
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1934) images

League Batting Champion

Stan Musial – 7 (1943, 1946, 1948, 1950–1952, 1957) images images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1934) images

Home Run Champion

Stan Musial – 0
Lou Gehrig – 3 (1931, 1934, 1936) images images images

Four Home Run Games

Stan Musial – 0
Lou Gehrig – 1 (June 3, 1932) images

League RBI champion

Stan Musial – 2 (1948, 1956) images images
Lou Gehrig – 5 (1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1934) images images images images images

League Leader in Runs

Stan Musial – 5 (1946, 1948, 1951-1952, 1954) images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 4 (1931, 1933, 1935-1936) images images images images

League Leader in Hits

Stan Musial – 6 (1943-1944, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952) images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1931) images

League Leader in Doubles

Stan Musial – 8 (1943-1944, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952-1954) images images images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 2 (1927-1928) images images

League Leader in Triples

Stan Musial – 5 (1943, 1946, 1948-1949, 1951) images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 1 (1926) images

League Leader in Walks

Stan Musial – 1 (1953) images
Lou Gehrig – 3 (1935-1937) images images images

League Leader in OBP (On-Base Percentage)

Stan Musial – 6 (1943-1944, 1948-1949, 1953, 1956) images images images images images images
Lou Gehrig – 5 (1928, 1934-1937) images images images images images

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Stan Musial – 6 (1943-1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952) images 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

Stan Musial – 3,026 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,164

At Bats

Stan Musial – 10,972 images
Lou Gehrig – 8,001

Plate Appearances

Stan Musial – 12,717 images
Lou Gehrig – 9,663

Batting Average

Stan Musial – .331
Lou Gehrig – .340 images

Home Runs

Stan Musial – 475
Lou Gehrig – 493 images

Career Grand Slams

Stan Musial – 9
Lou Gehrig – 23 images

RBIs

Stan Musial – 1,951
Lou Gehrig – 1,995 images

Hits

Stan Musial – 3,630 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,721

Runs

Stan Musial – 1,949 images
Lou Gehrig – 1,888

Doubles

Stan Musial – 725 images
Lou Gehrig – 534

Triples

Stan Musial – 177 images
Lou Gehrig – 163

Total Bases

Stan Musial – 6,134 images
Lou Gehrig – 5,060

Walks

Stan Musial – 1,599 images
Lou Gehrig – 1,508

Strikeouts

Stan Musial – 696 images
Lou Gehrig – 790

Stolen Bases

Stan Musial – 78
Lou Gehrig – 102 images

On Base Percentage

Stan Musial – .417
Lou Gehrig – .447 images

Slugging Percentage

Stan Musial – .559
Lou Gehrig – .632 images

WAR

Stan Musial – 128.1 images
Lou Gehrig – 112.4

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Stan Musial – 2,907 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,147

Games Started

Stan Musial – 2,842 images
Lou Gehrig – 2,136

Innings 

Stan Musial – 24,552 1/3 images
Lou Gehrig – 18,896

Fielding Percentage

Stan Musial – .989
Lou Gehrig – .991 images

Double Plays

Stan Musial – 962
Lou Gehrig – 1,575 images

Putouts

Stan Musial – 12,439
Lou Gehrig – 19,525 images

Assists

Stan Musial – 818
Lou Gehrig – 1,087 images

Errors

Stan Musial – 142 images
Lou Gehrig – 196

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Stan Musial – 23
Lou Gehrig – 34 images

At Bats

Stan Musial – 86
Lou Gehrig – 119 images

Plate Appearances

Stan Musial – 99
Lou Gehrig – 150 images

Batting Average

Stan Musial – .256
Lou Gehrig – .361 images

Home Runs

Stan Musial – 1
Lou Gehrig – 10 images

RBIs

Stan Musial – 8
Lou Gehrig – 35 images

Hits

Stan Musial – 22
Lou Gehrig – 43 images

Runs

Stan Musial – 9
Lou Gehrig – 30 images

Doubles

Stan Musial – 7
Lou Gehrig – 8 images

Triples

Stan Musial – 1
Lou Gehrig – 3 images

Walks

Stan Musial – 12
Lou Gehrig – 26 images

Strikeouts

Stan Musial – 4 images
Lou Gehrig – 17

Stolen Bases

Stan Musial – 1 images
Lou Gehrig – 0

On Base Percentage

Stan Musial – .347
Lou Gehrig – .483 images

Slugging Percentage

Stan Musial – .395
Lou Gehrig – .731 images

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