Derek Jeter vs Cal Ripken

Derek Jeter vs. Cal Ripken

For so many years, and for most part of his career, when the baseball media and fans began comparing Derek Jeter to the other great short stops as well as the other all-time greats, most said, Jeter was not about the numbers but rather the intangibles and the “Rings” . At baseballsgreatestitters.com, we feel he is about numbers, as well as the intangibles and the “Rings” Derek Jeter is the complete package. In the past 10 to15 years, there have been many comparisons made between these all-time greats, our results show when comparing the two, Derek Jeter is the greater hitter…..by the numbers.

Derek Jeter 1995 2014 (Seasons Omitted 1995, 2013)
Cal Ripken 1981- 2001 (Seasons Omitted 1981,1999,2000)

Comparing 18 Head to Head Hitting Seasons: Derek Jeter -12 Cal Ripken – 6
Our All- Time Rank: Derek Jeter # 64 Cal Ripken # 78

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Player Year Age Runs H.R. RBI’s Avg. OB% Slg% Points Edge
Jeter 1996 22 104 10 78 314 370 430 4.107 Jeter
Ripken 1982 21 90 28 93 264 317 475 4.086
Jeter 1997 23 116 10 70 291 370 405 4.063
Ripken 1983 22 121 27 102 318 371 517 4.274 Ripken
Jeter 1998 24 127 19 84 324 384 481 4.229 Jeter
Ripken 1984 23 103 27 86 304 374 510 4.222
Jeter 1999 25 134 24 102 349 438 552 4.414 Jeter
Ripken 1985 24 116 26 110 282 347 469 4.160
Jeter 2000 26 119 15 73 339 416 481 4.249 Jeter
Ripken 1986 25 98 25 81 282 355 461 4.118
Jeter 2001 27 110 21 74 311 377 480 4.185 Jeter
Ripken 1987 26 97 27 98 252 333 436 4.061
Jeter 2002 28 124 18 75 297 373 421 4.117 Jeter
Ripken 1988 27 87 23 81 264 372 431 4.072
Jeter 2003 29 87 10 52 324 393 450 4.117 Jeter
Ripken 1989 28 80 21 93 257 317 401 3.981
Jeter 2004 30 111 23 78 292 352 471 4.141 Jeter
Ripken 1990 29 78 21 84 250 341 415 4.001
Jeter 2005 31 122 19 70 309 389 450 4.169
Ripken 1991 30 99 34 114 323 374 566 4.335 Ripken
Jeter 2006 32 118 14 97 343 417 483 4.277 Jeter
Ripken 1992 31 73 14 72 251 323 366 3.904
Jeter 2007 33 102 12 73 322 388 452 4.152 Jeter
Ripken 1993 32 87 24 90 257 329 420 4.022
Jeter 2008 34 88 11 69 300 363 408 4.041
Ripken 1994 33 71 13 75 315 364 459 4.101 Ripken
Jeter 2009 35 107 18 66 334 406 465 4.205 Jeter
Ripken 1995 34 71 17 88 262 324 422 3.992
Jeter 2010 36 111 10 67 270 340 370 3.969
Ripken 1996 35 94 26 102 278 341 466 4.124 Ripken
Jeter 2011 37 84 6 61 297 355 388 3.988
Ripken 1997 36 79 17 84 270 331 402 3.991 Ripken
Jeter 2012 38 99 15 58 316 362 429 4.085 Jeter
Ripken 1998 37 65 14 61 271 331 389 3.936
Jeter 2014 40 47 4 50 256 304 313 3.769
Ripken 2001 40 43 14 68 239 276 361 3.806 Ripken

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