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Ted Williams vs Ty Cobb Comparison

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Ted Williams vs Ty Cobb Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Ty Cobb 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)
Ty Cobb – 2 (Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics)

Position

Ted Williams – Left fielder
Ty Cobb – Centerfielder

Height

Ted Williams – 6’3″
Ty Cobb – 6’1″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 0

World Series Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Ty Cobb – 3 (1907-1909) images images images

Postseason Appearances

Ted Williams – 1 (1946) images
Ty Cobb – 3 (1907-1909) 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
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

Ted Williams – Yes (93.38% in 1966)
Ty Cobb – Yes (98.2% in 1936)

MVP

Ted Williams – 2 (1946, 1949) images images
Ty Cobb – 1 (1911) 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
Ty Cobb – * All-Star Game wasn’t introduced until 1933

Triple Crown

Ted Williams – 2 (1942, 1947) images images
Ty Cobb – 1 (1909) images

League Batting Champion

Ted Williams – 6 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1958) images images images 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

Ted Williams – 4 (1941, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Ty Cobb – 1 (1909) images

League RBI champion

Ted Williams – 4 (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949) images images images images
Ty Cobb – 4 (1907–1909, 1911) images images images images

Stolen Base Champion

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 6 (1907, 1909, 1911, 1915–1917) images images images images images images

League Leader in Runs

Ted Williams – 6 (1940-1042, 1946-1947, 1949) images images images images images images
Ty Cobb – 5 (1909-1911, 1915-1916) images images images images images

League Leader in Hits

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 8 (1907-1909, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917, 1919) images 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
Ty Cobb – 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
Ty Cobb – 3,034 images

At Bats

Ted Williams – 7,706
Ty Cobb – 11,434 images

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 9,788
Ty Cobb – 13,084 images

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .344
Ty Cobb – .366 (MLB Record) images

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 521 images
Ty Cobb – 117

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1,839
Ty Cobb – 1,933 images

Hits

Ted Williams – 2,654
Ty Cobb – 4,189 images

Runs

Ted Williams – 1,798
Ty Cobb – 2,244 images

Doubles

Ted Williams – 525
Ty Cobb – 724 images

Triples

Ted Williams – 71
Ty Cobb – 295 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 2,021 images
Ty Cobb – 1,249

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 24
Ty Cobb – 897 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .482 (Record) images
Ty Cobb – .433

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .634 images
Ty Cobb – .512

WAR

Ted Williams – 123.1
Ty Cobb – 151 images

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Ted Williams – 2,152
Ty Cobb – 2,954 images

Games Started

Ted Williams – 2,146 images
Ty Cobb – 1,799

Innings 

Ted Williams – 18,245 2/3
Ty Cobb – 26,041 images

Fielding Percentage

Ted Williams – .974 images
Ty Cobb – .961

Double Plays

Ted Williams – 30
Ty Cobb – 112 images

Putouts

Ted Williams – 4,158
Ty Cobb – 6,507 images

Assists

Ted Williams – 142
Ty Cobb – 410 images

Errors

Ted Williams – 113 images
Ty Cobb – 278

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Ted Williams – 7
Ty Cobb – 17 images

At Bats

Ted Williams – 25
Ty Cobb – 65 images

Plate Appearances

Ted Williams – 30
Ty Cobb – 71 images

Batting Average

Ted Williams – .200
Ty Cobb – .262 images

Home Runs

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 0

RBIs

Ted Williams – 1
Ty Cobb – 9 images

Hits

Ted Williams – 5
Ty Cobb – 17 images

Runs

Ted Williams – 2
Ty Cobb – 7 images

Doubles

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 4 images

Triples

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 1 images

Walks

Ted Williams – 5 images
Ty Cobb – 3

Stolen Bases

Ted Williams – 0
Ty Cobb – 4 images

On Base Percentage

Ted Williams – .333 images
Ty Cobb – .314

Slugging Percentage

Ted Williams – .200
Ty Cobb – .354 images

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