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Ted Williams vs Joe DiMaggio Comparison

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Ted Williams vs Joe DiMaggio Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio 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

Ted Williams – 1 (Boston Red Sox)
Joe DiMaggio – 1 (New York Yankees)

Position

Ted Williams – Left fielder
Joe DiMaggio – Centerfielder

Height

Ted Williams – 6’3″
Joe DiMaggio – 6’2″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Ted Williams – 0
Joe DiMaggio – 9 (1936–1939, 1941, 1947, 1949–1951) images images images images images images images images images

World Series Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Joe DiMaggio – 10 (1936–1939, 1941-1942, 1947, 1949–1951) images images images images images images images images images images

Postseason Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Joe DiMaggio – 10 (1936–1939, 1941-1942, 1947, 1949–1951) images images images images images images images images images images

Seasons Played

Ted Williams – 19 (1939-1960 Did not play from 1943-1945 due to Military Service)  images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 13 (1936-1951 Did not play from 1943-1945 due to Military Service) images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Ted Williams – Yes (93.38% in 1966)
Joe DiMaggio – Yes (88.84% in 1955)

Number Retired

Ted Williams – Yes (Red Sox #9)
Joe DiMaggio – Yes (Yankees #5)

MVP

Ted Williams – 2 (1946, 1949) images images
Joe DiMaggio – 3 (1939, 1941, 1947) images images images

All Star Games

Ted Williams – 19 (1940–1942, 1946–1951, 1953–1960²)  images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 13 (1936–1942, 1946–1951) images images images images images images images images images images images images images

Triple Crown

Ted Williams – 2 (1942, 1947) images images
Joe DiMaggio – 0

Longest Hitting Streak

Ted Williams – 23 Games in 1941
Joe DiMaggio – 56 Games in 1941 (Record) images

Seasons with a .400+ Batting Average

Ted Williams – 1 (.406 in 1941) images
Joe DiMaggio –  0

League Batting Champion

Ted Williams – 6 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1958) images images images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 2 (1939-1940) images images

Home Run Champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 2 (1937, 1948) images images

League RBI champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 2 (1941, 1948) images images

League Leader in Runs

Ted Williams – 6 (1940-1042, 1946-1947, 1949) images images images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 1 (1937) images

League Leader in Hits

Ted Williams – 0
Joe DiMaggio – 0

League Leader in Walks

Ted Williams – 8 (1941-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954) images images images images images images images images
Joe DiMaggio – 0

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

Ted Williams – 2,292 images
Joe DiMaggio – 1,736

At Bats

Ted Williams – 7,706 images
Joe DiMaggio – 6,821

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 9,788 images
Joe DiMaggio – 7,673

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .344 images
Joe DiMaggio – .325

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 521 images
Joe DiMaggio – 361

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1,839 images
Joe DiMaggio – 1,537

Hits

Ted Williams – 2,654 images
Joe DiMaggio – 2,214

Runs

Ted Williams – 1,798 images
Joe DiMaggio – 1,390

Doubles

Ted Williams – 525 images
Joe DiMaggio – 389

Triples

Ted Williams – 71
Joe DiMaggio – 131 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 2,021 images
Joe DiMaggio – 790

Strikeouts

Ted Williams – 709
Joe DiMaggio – 369 images

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 24
Joe DiMaggio – 30 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .482 (Record) images
Joe DiMaggio – .398

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .634 images
Joe DiMaggio – .579

WAR

Ted Williams – 123.1 images
Joe DiMaggio – 78.2

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Ted Williams – 2,152 images
Joe DiMaggio – 1,722

Games Started

Ted Williams – 2,146 images
Joe DiMaggio – 1,719

Innings 

Ted Williams – 18,245 2/3 images
Joe DiMaggio – 15,120 2/3

Fielding Percentage

Ted Williams – .974
Joe DiMaggio – .978 images

Double Plays

Ted Williams – 30 images
Joe DiMaggio – 30 images

Putouts

Ted Williams – 4,158
Joe DiMaggio – 4,529 images

Assists

Ted Williams – 142
Joe DiMaggio – 153 images

Errors

Ted Williams – 113
Joe DiMaggio – 105 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Ted Williams – 7
Joe DiMaggio – 51 images

At Bats

Ted Williams – 25
Joe DiMaggio – 199 images

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 30
Joe DiMaggio – 220 images

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .200
Joe DiMaggio – .271 images

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 0
Joe DiMaggio – 8 images

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1
Joe DiMaggio – 30 images

Hits

Ted Williams – 5
Joe DiMaggio – 54 images

Runs

Ted Williams – 2
Joe DiMaggio – 27 images

Doubles

Ted Williams – 0
Joe DiMaggio – 6 images

Triples

Ted Williams – 0
Joe DiMaggio – 0

Walks

Ted Williams – 5
Joe DiMaggio – 19 images

Strikeouts

Ted Williams – 5 images
Joe DiMaggio – 23

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 0
Joe DiMaggio – 0

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .333
Joe DiMaggio – .338 images

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .200
Joe DiMaggio – .422 images

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