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Willie Mays vs Hank Aaron Comparison

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Willie Mays vs Hank Aaron Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of MLB Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron 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

Position

Willie Mays – Centerfielder
Hank Aaron – Right Fielder/First Baseman

Height

Willie Mays – 5’10”
Hank Aaron – 6’0″

World Series and Seasons Played

World Series 

Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images
Hank Aaron – 1 (1957) images

Teams

Willie Mays – 2 ( Giants, Mets) images images
Hank Aaron – 3 (Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers) images images images

Seasons Played

Willie Mays – 22 images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 23 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

Willie Mays – Yes (94.7% in 1979)
Hank Aaron – Yes (97.83% in 1982)

Number Retired

Willie Mays – Yes (24 Giants)
Hank Aaron – Yes (Braves and Brewers 44)

MVP

Willie Mays – 2 (1954, 1955) images images
Hank Aaron – 1 (1957) images

World Series MVP

Willie Mays – 0
Hank Aaron – 0

Rookie of the Year

Willie Mays – 1 (1951) images
Hank Aaron – 0

Gold Gloves *

Willie Mays – 12 (1957–1968) images images images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 3 (1958–1960) images images images

All Star Games (There was two All-Star Games from 1959-1961)

Willie Mays – 24 (1954–1973)  images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 25 (1955–1975) images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images images

All Star Game MVP

Willie Mays – 2 (1963, 1968) images images
Hank Aaron – 0

Home Run Champion

Willie Mays – 4 (1955, 1962, 1964, 1965) images images images images
Hank Aaron – 4 (1957, 1963, 1966-1967) images images images images

League RBI Champion

Willie Mays – 0
Hank Aaron – 4 (1957, 1960, 1963, 1966) images images images images

League Batting Champion

Willie Mays – 1 (1954) images
Hank Aaron – 2 (1956, 1959) images images

League Hits Leader

Willie Mays – 1 (1960) images
Hank Aaron – 2 (1956, 1959) images images

League Leader in Runs

Willie Mays – 2 (1958, 1961) images images
Hank Aaron – 3 (1957, 1963, 1967) images images images

On-Base Percentage League Leader

Willie Mays – 2 (1965, 1971) images images
Hank Aaron – 0

Slugging Percentage League Leader

Willie Mays – 5 (1954-1955, 1957, 1964-1965) images images images images images
Hank Aaron – 4 (1959, 1963, 1967, 1971) images images images images

League Total Base Champion

Willie Mays – 3 (1955, 1962, 1965) images images images
Hank Aaron – 8 (1956-1957, 1959-1961, 1963, 1967, 1969) images images images images images images images images

League Leader in Stolen Bases

Willie Mays – 4 (1956–1959) images images images images
Hank Aaron – 0

* The Gold Glove Award didn’t start until 1957.

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

Willie Mays – 2,992
Hank Aaron – 3,298 images

At Bats

Willie Mays – 10,881
Hank Aaron – 12,364 images

Plate Appearances

Willie Mays – 12,496
Hank Aaron – 13,941 images

Batting Average

Willie Mays – .302
Hank Aaron – .305 images

Home Runs

Willie Mays – 660
Hank Aaron – 755 images

RBIs

Willie Mays – 1,903
Hank Aaron – 2,297 (Record) images

Hits

Willie Mays – 3,283
Hank Aaron – 3,771 images

Runs

Willie Mays – 2,062
Hank Aaron – 2,174 images

Stolen Bases

Willie Mays – 338 images
Hank Aaron – 240

Doubles

Willie Mays – 523
Hank Aaron – 624 images

Triples

Willie Mays – 140 images
Hank Aaron – 98

On Base Percentage

Willie Mays – .384 images
Hank Aaron – .374

Slugging Percentage

Willie Mays – .557 images
Hank Aaron – .555

On-Base + Slugging Percentage

Willie Mays – .941 images
Hank Aaron – .928

WAR

Willie Mays – 156.2 images
Hank Aaron – 142.6

Regular Season Career Stats (Defense)

A baseball next to the player represents the winner of the comparison.  A baseball next to both players means a tie.

Games

Willie Mays – 2,842
Hank Aaron – 3,020 images

Games Started

Willie Mays – 2,750
Hank Aaron – 2,977 images

Innings 

Willie Mays – 24,426 2/3
Hank Aaron – 26,137 2/3 images

Fielding Percentage

Willie Mays – .981
Hank Aaron – .982 images

Double Plays

Willie Mays – 60
Hank Aaron – 218 images

Assists

Willie Mays – 233
Hank Aaron – 429 images

Putouts

Willie Mays – 7,095
Hank Aaron – 7,436 images

Errors

Willie Mays – 141 images
Hank Aaron – 144

Playoff Career Stats

Games

Willie Mays – 25 images
Hank Aaron – 17

At Bats

Willie Mays – 89 images
Hank Aaron – 69

Plate Appearances

Willie Mays – 99 images
Hank Aaron – 74

Batting Average

Willie Mays – .247
Hank Aaron – .362 images

Home Runs

Willie Mays – 1
Hank Aaron – 6 images

RBIs

Willie Mays – 10
Hank Aaron – 16 images

Hits

Willie Mays – 22
Hank Aaron – 25 images

Runs

Willie Mays – 12 images
Hank Aaron – 11

On Base Percentage

Willie Mays – .323
Hank Aaron – .405 images

Doubles

Willie Mays – 5 images
Hank Aaron – 4

Slugging Percentage

Willie Mays – .337
Hank Aaron – .710 images

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