Ted Williams vs. Lou Gehrig

Ted Williams vs. Lou Gehrig

Gehrig or Williams ??? at baseballsgreatesthitters.com, we give Lou Gehrig the edge by the narrowest of margins, it’s basically a toss-up. Lou Gehrig played only 14 full seasons and in that span, he top 150 RBI’s in 7 of those seasons, we consider that one amazing stat to be the factor in giving Gehrig the nod over Williams.

Ted Williams (1939-1960) (Seasons Omitted 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1959 )
Lou Gehrig (1923-1939) (Seasons Omitted 1923 1924, 1939 )

In 13 Head to Head Season Comparisons Ted Williams – 7 Lou Gehrig – 6
Average Points per season Lou Gehrig 4.792 Ted Williams 4.786
Our Rank : Lou Gehrig- # 2 Ted Williams- # 3

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Player Year Age Runs H.R. RBI’s Avg. OB% Slg% Points Edge
Williams 1939 20 131 31 145 327 436 609 4.710 Williams
Gehrig 1926 23 135 16 109 313 420 549 4.558
Williams 1940 21 134 23 113 344 442 594 4.673
Gehrig 1927 24 149 47 173 373 474 765 5.028 Gehrig
Williams 1941 22 135 37 120 406 553 735 5.023 Williams
Gehrig 1928 25 139 27 147 374 467 648 4.829
Williams 1942 23 141 36 137 356 499 648 4.853 Williams
Gehrig 1929 26 127 35 125 300 431 584 4.637
Williams 1946 27 142 38 123 342 497 667 4.847
Gehrig 1930 27 143 41 173 379 473 721 4.971 Gehrig
Williams 1947 28 125 32 114 343 499 634 4.779
Gehrig 1931 28 163 46 185 341 446 662 4.889 Gehrig
Williams 1948 29 124 25 127 369 497 615 4.782 Williams
Gehrig 1932 29 138 34 151 349 451 621 4.778
Williams 1949 30 150 43 159 343 490 650 4.878 Williams
Gehrig 1933 30 138 32 140 334 424 605 4.705
Williams 1951 32 109 30 126 318 464 556 4.633
Gehrig 1934 31 128 49 166 363 465 706 4.926 Gehrig
Williams 1954 35 93 29 89 345 513 635 4.733 Williams
Gehrig 1935 32 125 30 120 329 466 583 4.683
Williams 1955 36 77 28 83 356 496 703 4.771
Gehrig 1936 33 167 49 152 354 478 696 4.945 Gehrig
Williams 1956 37 71 24 82 345 479 605 4.630
Gehrig 1937 34 138 37 158 351 473 643 4.837 Gehrig
Williams 1957 38 96 38 87 388 526 731 4.904 Williams
Gehrig 1938 35 115 29 114 295 410 523 4.515
Williams 1958 39 81 26 85 328 458 584

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