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By The Numbers

July 29, 2001|Houston Mitchell

How Kirby Puckett ranks among the 59 outfielders in the Hall of Fame:

Batting Average

1. Ty Cobb: .366

2. Ed Delahanty: .346

3. Tris Speaker: .345

24. Kirby Puckett: .318

57. Harry Hooper: .281

58. Ralph Kiner: .279

59. Reggie Jackson: .262

On-Base Percentage

1. Ted Williams: .483

2. Babe Ruth: .474

3. Billy Hamilton: .455

47. Kirby Puckett: .363

57. Dave Winfield: .355

58. Lloyd Waner: .353

59. Lou Brock: .344

Slugging Percentage

1. Babe Ruth: .690

2. Ted Williams: .634

3. Joe DiMaggio: .579

30. Kirby Puckett: .477

57. Max Carey: .386

58. Richie Ashburn: .382

59. Tommy McCarthy: .376

Runs

1. Ty Cobb: 2,246

2. Hank Aaron: 2,174

2. Babe Ruth: 2,174

50. Kirby Puckett: 1,071

57. Hack Wilson: 884

58. Ross Youngs: 812

59. Chick Hafey: 777

Home Runs

1. Hank Aaron: 755

2. Babe Ruth: 714

3. Willie Mays: 660

25. Kirby Puckett: 207

57. Willie Keeler: 33

58. Richie Ashburn: 29

59. Lloyd Waner: 27

RBIs

1. Hank Aaron: 2,297

2. Babe Ruth: 2,213

3. Stan Musial: 1,951

34. Kirby Puckett: 1,085

57. Lloyd Waner: 598

58. Ross Youngs: 592

59. Richie Ashburn: 586

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