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Ted Williams vs Shoeless Joe Jackson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams and Shoeless Joe Jackson that includes stats, World Series, and awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

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Position, Height, and Career Salary

Teams

Ted Williams – 1 (Boston Red Sox)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 3 (Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps/Indians, Chicago White Sox)

Position

Ted Williams – Left fielder
Shoeless Joe Jackson – Outfielder

Height

Ted Williams – 6’3″
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 6’1″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Ted Williams – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 (1917)

World Series Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2 (1917, 1919)

Postseason Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2 (1917, 1919)

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
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 13 (1908-1920) 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)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – No

MVP

Ted Williams – 2 (1946, 1949) images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

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
Shoeless Joe Jackson – * All Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933

Triple Crown

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

League Batting Champion

Ted Williams – 6 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1958) images images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

Home Run Champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

League RBI champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

League Leader in Runs

Ted Williams – 6 (1940-1042, 1946-1947, 1949) images images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson –

League Leader in Hits

Ted Williams – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2 (1912-1913) images images

League Leader in Walks

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

League Leader in Doubles

Ted Williams – 2 (1948-1949) images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 (1913) images

League Leader in Triples

Ted Williams – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 3 (1912, 1916, 1920) images images images

League Leader in OBP

Ted Williams – 12 (1940-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954, 1956-1958) images images images images images images images images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 (1911) images

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – 9 (1941-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954, 1957) images images images images images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 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
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1,332

At Bats

Ted Williams – 7,706 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 4,981

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 9,788 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 5,695

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .344
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .356 images

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 521 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 54

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1,839 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 785

Hits

Ted Williams – 2,654 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1,772

Runs

Ted Williams – 1,798 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 873

Doubles

Ted Williams – 525 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 307

Triples

Ted Williams – 71
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 168 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 2,021 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 519

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 24
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 202 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .482 (Record) images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .423

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .634 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .517

OPS+

Ted Williams – 190 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 170

OWAR

Ted Williams – 126.3 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 61.2

WAA

Ted Williams – 94.2 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 40.3

WAR

Ted Williams – 123.1 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 62.3

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Ted Williams – 2,152 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1,319

Games Started

Ted Williams – 2,146 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 844

Innings 

Ted Williams – 18,245 2/3 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 11,754

Fielding Percentage

Ted Williams – .974 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .964

Double Plays

Ted Williams – 30
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 49 images

Putouts

Ted Williams – 4,158 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2,646

Assists

Ted Williams – 142
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 198 images

Errors

Ted Williams – 113
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 107 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Ted Williams – 7
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 14 images

At Bats

Ted Williams – 25
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 55 images

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 30
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 57 images

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .200
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .345 images

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 images

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 8 images

Hits

Ted Williams – 5
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 19 images

Runs

Ted Williams – 2
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 9 images

Doubles

Ted Williams – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 3 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 5 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .333
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .368 images

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .200
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .455 images

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