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Ty Cobb vs Shoeless Joe Jackson Comparison

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Ty Cobb vs Shoeless Joe Jackson Comparison

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

Position, Height, and Career Salary

Teams

Ty Cobb – 2 (Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 3 (Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps/Indians, Chicago White Sox)

Position

Ty Cobb – Centerfielder
Shoeless Joe Jackson – Outfielder

Height

Ty Cobb – 6’1″
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 6’1″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Ty Cobb – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 (1917)

World Series Appearances

Ty Cobb – 3 (1907-1909) images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2 (1917, 1919)

Postseason Appearances

Ty Cobb – 3 (1907-1909) images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2 (1917, 1919)

Seasons Played

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
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

Ty Cobb – Yes (98.2% in 1936)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – No

MVP

Ty Cobb – 1 (1911)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

Triple Crown

Ty Cobb – 1 (1909)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

League Batting Champion

Ty Cobb – 12 (1907–1915, 1917–1919) images images images images images images images images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

Home Run Champion

Ty Cobb – 1 (1909) images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

League RBI champion

Ty Cobb – 4 (1907–1909, 1911) images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 0

League Leader in Runs

Ty Cobb – 5 (1909-1911, 1915-1916) images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson –

League Leader in Hits

Ty Cobb – 8 (1907-1909, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917, 1919) images images images images images images images images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2 (1912-1913) images images

League Leader in Doubles

Ty Cobb – 3 (1908, 1911, 1917)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 (1913) images

League Leader in Triples

Ty Cobb – 4 (1908, 1911, 1917-1918)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 3 (1912, 1916, 1920) images images images

League Leader in OBP

Ty Cobb – 7 (1909-1910, 1913-1915, 1917-1918)
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 (1911) images

League Leader in Slugging Percentage

Ty Cobb – 8 (1907-1912, 1914, 1917)
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

Ty Cobb – 3,034
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1,332

At Bats

Ty Cobb – 11,434
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 4,981

Plate Appearances

Ty Cobb – 13,084
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 5,695

Batting Average

Ty Cobb – .366 (MLB Record) images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .356 images

Home Runs

Ty Cobb – 117
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 54

RBIs

Ty Cobb – 1,933
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 785

Hits

Ty Cobb – 4,189
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1,772

Runs

Ty Cobb – 2,244
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 873

Doubles

Ty Cobb – 724
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 307

Triples

Ty Cobb – 295
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 168 images

Walks

Ty Cobb – 1,249
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 519

Stolen Bases

Ty Cobb – 897
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 202 images

On Base Percentage

Ty Cobb – .433
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .423

Slugging Percentage

Ty Cobb – .512
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .517

OPS+

Ty Cobb – 168
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 170

OWAR

Ty Cobb – 150.9
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 61.2

WAA

Ty Cobb – 101.8
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 40.3

WAR

Ty Cobb – 151
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 62.3

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

Games

Ty Cobb – 2,954 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1,319

Games Started

Ty Cobb – 1,799
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 844

Innings 

Ty Cobb – 26,041 images
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 11,754

Fielding Percentage

Ty Cobb – .961
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .964

Double Plays

Ty Cobb – 112
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 49 images

Putouts

Ty Cobb – 6,507
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2,646

Assists

Ty Cobb – 410
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 198 images

Errors

Ty Cobb – 278
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 107 images

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Ty Cobb – 17
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 14 images

At Bats

Ty Cobb – 65
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 55 images

Plate Appearances

Ty Cobb – 71
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 57 images

Batting Average

Ty Cobb – .262
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .345 images

Home Runs

Ty Cobb – 0
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 images

RBIs

Ty Cobb – 9
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 8 images

Hits

Ty Cobb – 17
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 19 images

Runs

Ty Cobb – 7
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 9 images

Doubles

Ty Cobb – 4
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 3 images

Walks

Ty Cobb – 3
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 2

Stolen Bases

Ty Cobb – 4
Shoeless Joe Jackson – 1 images

On Base Percentage

Ty Cobb – .314
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .368 images

Slugging Percentage

Ty Cobb – .354
Shoeless Joe Jackson – .455 images

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