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Ted Williams vs Pete Rose Comparison

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Ted Williams vs Pete Rose Comparison

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

Position and Height

Teams

Ted Williams – 1 (Boston Red Sox)
Pete Rose – 3 (Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos)

Position

Ted Williams – Left fielder
Pete Rose – Outfielder, First Baseman and Third Baseman

Height

Ted Williams – 6’3″
Pete Rose – 5’11”

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 3 (1975-1976, 1980) images images images

World Series Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Pete Rose – 6 (1970, 1972, 1975-1976, 1980, 1983) images images images images images images

Postseason Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Pete Rose – 8 (1970, 1972-1973, 1975-1976, 1980-1981, 1983) images images images images images images images images

World Series MVP

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 1 (1975) 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
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

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Ted Williams – Yes (93.38% in 1966)
Pete Rose – No

Number Retired

Ted Williams – Yes (Red Sox #9)
Pete Rose – Yes (Reds #14)

Rookie of the Year Award

Ted Williams – No (Award wasn’t introduced until 1947)
Pete Rose – Yes (1963)

MVP

Ted Williams – 2 (1946, 1949) images images
Pete Rose – 1 (1973) 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
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

Triple Crown

Ted Williams – 2 (1942, 1947) images images
Pete Rose – 0

Gold Glove Awards

Ted Williams – 0 (Award wasn’t introduced until 1957)
Pete Rose – 2 (1969, 1970) images images

Longest Hitting Streak

Ted Williams – 23 Games in 1941
Pete Rose – 44 Games in 1978

Seasons with a .400+ Batting Average

Ted Williams – 1 (.406 in 1941) images
Pete Rose – 0

League Batting Champion

Ted Williams – 6 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1958) images images images images images images
Pete Rose – 3 (1968, 1969, 1973) images images images

Home Run Champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Pete Rose – 0

League RBI Champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Pete Rose – 0

League Leader in Runs

Ted Williams – 6 (1940-1042, 1946-1947, 1949) images images images images images images
Pete Rose – 4 (1969, 1974-1976) images images images images

League Leader in Hits

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 7 (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972-1973, 1976, 1981) images images images images images images images

League Leader in Walks

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

League Leader in Doubles

Ted Williams – 2 (1948-1949)
Pete Rose – 5 (1974-1976, 1978, 1980) 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

Ted Williams – 2,292
Pete Rose – 3,562 (Record) images

At Bats

Ted Williams – 7,706
Pete Rose – 14,053 (Record) images

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 9,788
Pete Rose – 15,890 (Record) images

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .344 images
Pete Rose – .303

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 521 images
Pete Rose – 160

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1,839 images
Pete Rose – 1,314

Hits

Ted Williams – 2,654
Pete Rose – 4,256 (Record) images

Runs

Ted Williams – 1,798
Pete Rose – 2,165 images

Doubles

Ted Williams – 525
Pete Rose – 746 images

Triples

Ted Williams – 71
Pete Rose – 135 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 2,021 images
Pete Rose – 1,566

Strikeouts

Ted Williams – 709 images
Pete Rose – 1,143

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 24
Pete Rose – 198 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .482 (Record) images
Pete Rose – .375

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .634 images
Pete Rose – .409

OPS+

Ted Williams – 190 images
Pete Rose – 118

WAR

Ted Williams – 123.1 images
Pete Rose – 79.1

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Ted Williams – 2,152
Pete Rose – 3,528 images

Games Started

Ted Williams – 2,146
Pete Rose – 3,435 images

Innings 

Ted Williams – 18,245 2/3
Pete Rose – 30,099 1/3 images

Fielding Percentage

Ted Williams – .974
Pete Rose – .987 images

Double Plays

Ted Williams – 30
Pete Rose – 1,083 images

Putouts

Ted Williams – 4,158
Pete Rose – 12,394 images

Assists

Ted Williams – 142
Pete Rose – 3,349 images

Errors

Ted Williams – 113 images
Pete Rose – 213

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Ted Williams – 7
Pete Rose – 67 images

At Bats

Ted Williams – 25
Pete Rose – 268 images

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 30
Pete Rose – 301 images

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .200
Pete Rose – .321 images

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 5 images

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1
Pete Rose – 22 images

Hits

Ted Williams – 5
Pete Rose – 86 images

Runs

Ted Williams – 2
Pete Rose – 30 images

Doubles

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 13 images

Triples

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 2 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 5
Pete Rose – 28 images

Strikeouts

Ted Williams – 5 images
Pete Rose – 22

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 0
Pete Rose – 2 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .333
Pete Rose – .388 images

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .200
Pete Rose – .440 images

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