Home Runs Hit By Two of Baseball’s Greatest Hitters
Based on this graph, two of the best hitters in baseball who ever lived have both experienced dips and rises in number of home runs per season from the ages of 21 to 39. However, at 39, Ortiz hit more home runs than Williams did at that age.
From the ages of 24 to 26, Williams served in the army and did not play, so that should be taken into account.
Both Ortiz and Williams hit their highest number of home runs per season at age 30. Ortiz hit 54 that year, while Williams hit 43.
While home runs, are not an completely accurate indication of how good a hitter is, they are once component in determining who the greatest hitter is.
What this graph does show is Ortiz is a more consistent home run hitter than Williams was.