It seems obvious that any listing like this must begin with

In this 10-year period,

* Batting Average: 1 time (1924)

* Total hits: 0 (Ruth never led in hits)

* Runs scored: 7

* Homeruns: 8 (of his 12 career HR crowns)

* Runs Batted In: 5

* Slugging Pct: 9 (all but 1925)

* On-Base Pct: 6

* Total Bases: 5

* OPS: 9 of 10

Total of

In the same 10-year span,

* Batting Average: 7 times

* Total hits: 4

* Runs scored: 5

* Homeruns: 2

* Runs Batted In: 4

* Slugging Pct: 8

* On-Base Pct: 8

* Total Bases: 6

* OPS: 9 of 10

Total of

In this ten-year span, Ruth had two "bad" seasons: 1922 and 1925. In 1922 Ruth had just 35 homeruns and 99 RBI; and in 1925 the Babe played in just 98 games, hit 25 homeruns and drove in 66 runs.

It just happens that 1922 and 1925 were Hornsby's two Triple Crown seasons. Rogers' two worst seasons of the '20's were probably 1923 (Ruth's MVP season) and 1926. In 1923 Hornsby appeared in 107 games, hit 17 homeruns and drove in 83 (while hitting .384 and winning a batting title). In 1926 Hornsby appeared in 134 games, hit 11 homeruns, drove in 93, and batted just .317.

Compare their overall hitting totals for this 10-year period (1920 thru 1929):

For this 10-year period, Hornsby was the MLB leader in two departments (hits and BA) --

Overall I guess Ruth still wins, but it is closer than I expected. They were both

**Babe Ruth**. Many of us believe he was the best hitter in MLB history, and the 1920's was his time on center stage. But How do his stats compare with**Rogers Hornsby**for the same period 1920 thru 1929?In this 10-year period,

**Babe Ruth**was the__AL season leader__in :* Batting Average: 1 time (1924)

* Total hits: 0 (Ruth never led in hits)

* Runs scored: 7

* Homeruns: 8 (of his 12 career HR crowns)

* Runs Batted In: 5

* Slugging Pct: 9 (all but 1925)

* On-Base Pct: 6

* Total Bases: 5

* OPS: 9 of 10

Total of

**50**season hitting titles.In the same 10-year span,

**Rogers Hornsby**was the__NL season leader__in:* Batting Average: 7 times

* Total hits: 4

* Runs scored: 5

* Homeruns: 2

* Runs Batted In: 4

* Slugging Pct: 8

* On-Base Pct: 8

* Total Bases: 6

* OPS: 9 of 10

Total of

**53**season-leader "crowns".In this ten-year span, Ruth had two "bad" seasons: 1922 and 1925. In 1922 Ruth had just 35 homeruns and 99 RBI; and in 1925 the Babe played in just 98 games, hit 25 homeruns and drove in 66 runs.

It just happens that 1922 and 1925 were Hornsby's two Triple Crown seasons. Rogers' two worst seasons of the '20's were probably 1923 (Ruth's MVP season) and 1926. In 1923 Hornsby appeared in 107 games, hit 17 homeruns and drove in 83 (while hitting .384 and winning a batting title). In 1926 Hornsby appeared in 134 games, hit 11 homeruns, drove in 93, and batted just .317.

Compare their overall hitting totals for this 10-year period (1920 thru 1929):

__Batting Average__:**Hornsby averaged .382**in this period (Rank #1 in MLB). Harry Heilman was #2 with BA of .364.**Ruth was #5**with BA of .355.__Total Hits__: Hornsby #1 with 2085. Sam Rice #2 with 1924. Ruth #6 with 1734.__Runs Scored__: Ruth #1 with 1365. Hornsby #2 with 1195.__Homeruns__: Ruth # 1 with 467 (of his career total of 714). Hornsby was #2 with 250 homeruns in the decade.__RBI__: Ruth #1 with 1328. Hornsby #2 with 1153. (Harry Heilmann a close #3 with 1133 RBI.)__Slugging Average__: Ruth #1 at .740. Hornsby #2 with .637. Gehrig is #3 at .621, but that is only for seven seasons in this period.__On-Base Pct__: Ruth #1 at .488, Hornsby #2 at .460. Tris Speaker was #3 with .441.__Total Bases__: Ruth #1 with 3613; Hornsby #2 with 3470. Both far ahead of Harry Heilmann (#3 with 2949 TB).For this 10-year period, Hornsby was the MLB leader in two departments (hits and BA) --

__and was__. Ruth was the MLB leader in six of the eight departments, but ranked only sixth in hits and fifth in Batting Average.**second**in every other department listedOverall I guess Ruth still wins, but it is closer than I expected. They were both

*far ahead*of anyone else.**Or do you disagree?**
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