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Ted Williams

Where He Ranks

Born Theodore Samuel Williams, Aug. 30, 1918 In San Diego. Boston Red Sox 1939-1960. Nicknames: The Kid, The Thumper, Teddy Ballgame Or The Splendid Splinter.

July 06, 2002

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*--* Where Williams ranks in career categories (minimum 3,000 plate appearances, *-Hall of Famer). Stats through Thursday: BATTING AVERAGE 1. Ty Cobb* .366 2. Rogers Hornsby* .359 3. Joe Jackson .356 4. Lefty O'Doul .349 5. Ed Delahanty* .346 6. Tris Speaker* .345 7. Ted Williams* .3444 8. Billy Hamilton* .3443 9. Dan Brouthers* .3421 Dave Orr .3421 Babe Ruth* .3421 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE 1. Ted Williams* .4816 2. Babe Ruth* .4739 3. John McGraw* .4657 4. Billy Hamilton* .4552 5. Lou Gehrig* .4474 6. Bill Joyce .4349 7. Rogers Hornsby* .4337 8. Frank Thomas .4333 9. Ty Cobb* .4330 10. Jimmie Foxx* .4283 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE 1. Babe Ruth* .6897 2. Ted Williams* .6338 3. Lou Gehrig* .6324 4. Jimmie Foxx* .6093 5. Hank Greenberg* .6050 6. Manny Ramirez .5930 7. Barry Bonds .5899 8. Mark McGwire .5882 9. Vladimir Guerrero .5834 10. Joe DiMaggio .5788

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*--* RUNS SCORED 1. Rickey Henderson 2,273 2. Ty Cobb* 2,246 3. Hank Aaron* 2,174 Babe Ruth* 2,174 5. Pete Rose 2,165 6. Willie Mays* 2,062 7. Cap Anson* 1,996 8. Stan Musial* 1,949 9. Lou Gehrig* 1,888 10. Tris Speaker* 1,882 15. Ted Williams* 1,798 HITS 1. Pete Rose 4,256 2. Ty Cobb* 4,189 3. Hank Aaron* 3,771 4. Stan Musial* 3,630 5. Tris Speaker* 3,514 6. Carl Yastrzemski* 3,419 7. Cap Anson* 3,418 8. Honus Wagner* 3,415 9. Paul Molitor 3,319 10. Eddie Collins* 3,315 60. Ted Williams 2,654 DOUBLES 1. Tris Speaker* 792 2. Pete Rose 746 3. Stan Musial* 725 4. Ty Cobb* 724 5. George Brett* 665 6. Nap Lajoie* 657 7. Carl Yastrzemski* 646 8. Honus Wagner* 640 9. Hank Aaron* 624 10. Paul Molitor 605 Paul Waner* 605 28. Ted Williams 525

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*--* HOME RUNS 1. Hank Aaron* 755 2. Babe Ruth* 714 3. Willie Mays* 660 4. Barry Bonds 592 5. Frank Robinson* 586 6. Mark McGwire 583 7. Harmon Killebrew* 573 8. Reggie Jackson* 563 9. Mike Schmidt* 548 10. Mickey Mantle* 536 11. Jimmie Foxx* 534 12. Willie McCovey* 521 Ted Williams* 521 RBIs 1. Hank Aaron* 2,297 2. Babe Ruth* 2,213 3. Cap Anson* 2,076 4. Lou Gehrig* 1,995 5. Stan Musial* 1,951 6. Ty Cobb* 1,937 7. Jimmie Foxx* 1,922 8. Eddie Murray 1,917 9. Willie Mays* 1,903 10. Mel Ott* 1,860 11. Carl Yastrzemski* 1,844 12. Ted Williams* 1,839 WALKS 1. Rickey Henderson 2161 2. Babe Ruth* 2062 3. Ted Williams* 2019 4. Joe Morgan* 1865 5. Carl Yastrzemski* 1845 6. Barry Bonds 1830 7. Mickey Mantle* 1733 8. Mel Ott* 1708 9. Eddie Yost 1614 10. Darrell Evans 1605

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