THE BABE -BY THE NUMBERS
June 22, 2011
 

Of the 37 Player Statistics tracked by MLB, Babe Ruth has finished 1st at least one time in his career in 23 of those categories.

Throughout his career he has topped these 37 categories a grand total of 204 times.

No other player dominated as many categories, or as often, as George Herman 'Babe' Ruth.

Babe Ruth's CAREER (not just one year) batting statistics:

 
Wins Above Replacement [WAR] Career = 190.0 [1st]

WAR Replacement Players Career - 172.0 [1st]

Offensive WAR Career = 164.6 [1st]

Slugging % Career = .690 [1st]

On-Base Slugging Career = 1.164 [1st]

Adjusted OPS+ Career = 206 [1st]

Adjusted Batting Runs Career = 1382 [1st]

Adjusted batting Wins Career = 129.9 [1st]

Offensive Win % Career = .858 [1st]

On-Base % Career = .474 [2nd]

RBIs Career = 2613 [2nd]

Runs Created Career = 2718 [2nd]

AB per HR Career = 11.8 [2nd]

Home Runs Career = 714 [3rd]

Bases on Balls Career = 2062 [3rd]

Runs Scored Career = 2174 [4th]

Extra Base Hits Career = 1356 [4th]
 

Babe Ruth also holds the following pitching statistics:

 
ERA AL 1916 1.75 [1st]

Hits per 9 IP AL 1916 [1st]

Complete Games AL 1917 35 [1st]

Shutouts AL 1916 9 [1st]

Home Runs per 9 IP AL 1916 0.000 [1st]

Adjusted ERA+ AL 1916 158 [1st]

Adjusted Pitching Wins AL 1916 4.4 [1st]

WINS AL 1917 24 [2nd]

WIN LOSS % AL 1918 .650 [2nd]

Walks & Hits per IP AL 1918 [2nd]

Hits per 9 IP AL 6.864 [2nd]

Innings Pitched AL 1917 326.3 [2nd]

Batters Faced AL 1917 1277 [2nd]

Bases on Balls AL 1916 118 [3rd]

Bases on Balls AL 1917 108 [3rd]

WINS AL 1916 23 [3rd]

Hits per 9 IP AL 1917 6.729 [3rd]

Innings Pitched AL 1916 323.7 [3rd]

Strikeouts AL 1916 170 [3rd]

Batters Faced AL 1916 1272 [3rd]

 
On a purely statistical basis, George Herman 'Babe' Ruth is the greatest ballplayer to ever play the game.

Now ask me who I think is the best.

 
THE BABE

I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime. --Babe Ruth