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Major League Individual All-Time Hitting Records

(Through 2006)

  • Highest Batting Average, Season—.440, Hugh Duffy, Boston N.L., 1894;.435, Tip O'Neill, St. Louis, A.A., 1887. (Since 1900—.426, Nap Lajoie, Phil. A.L., 1901); 424, Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis N.L., 1924.
  • Most Times at Bat—14,053, Pete Rose, Cincinnati N.L., 1963–78; Philadelphia N.L., 1979–83; Montreal N.L., 1984; Cincinnati N.L., 1984–86.
  • Most Years Batted .300 or Better—23, Ty Cobb, Detroit A.L., 1906–26, Philadelphia A.L., 1927–28.
  • Most Hits—4,256, Pete Rose, Cincinnati 1963–79, Philadelphia 1980–83, Montreal 1984, Cincinnati 1984–86.
  • Most Hits, Season—262, Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle A.L., 2004.
  • Most Hits in Succession—12, Mike Higgins, Boston A.L., in four games, 1938; Walt Dropo, Detroit A.L., in three games, 1952.
  • Most Consecutive Games Batted Safely—56, Joe DiMaggio, New York A.L., 1941.
  • Most Runs—2,295, Rickey Henderson, Oakland A.L., 1979–84, 1989–93, 1994–95, 1998; New York A.L., 1985–89; Toronto A.L., 1993; San Diego N.L., 1996, 1997, 2001; Anaheim A.L., 1997; New York N.L., 1999–2000; Seattle A.L., 2000; Boston A.L., 2002; Los Angeles N.L., 2003.
  • Most Runs, Season—192, William Hamilton, Philadelphia N.L., 1894. (Since 1900—177, Babe Ruth, New York A.L., 1921.)
  • Most Runs Batted in—2,297, Hank Aaron, Milwaukee N.L., 1954–1965; Atlanta N.L., 1966–74; Milwaukee A.L., 1975–76.
  • Most Runs Batted in, Season—191, Hack Wilson, Chicago N.L., 1930.
  • Most Home Runs—757, Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh N.L., 1986–1992; San Francisco N.L., 1993–present.
  • Most Home Runs, Season—162-game season: 73, Barry Bonds, San Francisco N.L., 2001; 70, Mark McGwire, St. Louis N.L., 1998; 66, Sammy Sosa, Chicago N.L., 1998; 65, Mark McGwire, St. Louis N.L., 1999; 64, Sammy Sosa, Chicago N.L., 2001; 63, Sammy Sosa, Chicago N.L., 1999; 61, Roger Maris, New York A.L., 1961. 154-game season: 60, Babe Ruth, New York A.L., 1927.
  • Most Home Runs with Bases Filled—23, Lou Gehrig, New York A.L., 1927–39.
  • Most 2-Base Hits—792, Tris Speaker, Boston A.L., 1907–15, Cleveland A.L., 1916–26, Washington A.L., 1927, Philadelphia A.L., 1928.
  • Most 2-Base Hits, Season—67, Earl Webb, Boston A.L., 1931.
  • Most 3-Base Hits—309, Sam Crawford, Cincinnati N.L., 1899–1902, Detroit A.L., 1903–17.
  • Most 3-Base Hits, Season—36, Owen Wilson, Pittsburgh N.L., 1912.
  • Most Games Played—3,562, Pete Rose, Cincinnati N.L., Philadelphia N.L., Montreal N.L., 1964–86.
  • Most Consecutive Games Played—2,632, Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore Orioles A.L., 1981–1998.
  • Most Bases on Balls—2,426, Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh N.L., 1986–92; San Francisco N.L., 1993–.
  • Most Bases on Balls, Season—232, Barry Bonds, San Francisco N.L., 2004.
  • Most Bases on Balls, Game—6, Jimmie Foxx, Boston A.L., 1938.
  • Most Strikeouts, Season—195, Adam Dunn, Cincinnati N.L., 2004.
  • Most Stolen Bases, Lifetime—1,406, Rickey Henderson, Oakland A.L., 1979–84, 1989–93, 1994–95, 1998; New York A.L., 1985–89; Toronto A.L., 1993; San Diego N.L., 1996, 1997, 2001; Anaheim A.L., 1997; New York N.L., 1999–2000; Seattle A.L., 2000; Boston A.L., 2002; Los Angeles, 2003.
  • Most Stolen Bases, Season—138, Hugh Nicol, Cincinnati A.A., 1887. Since 1900: 130, Rickey Henderson, Oakland A.L., 1982; 118, Lou Brock, St. Louis N.L., 1974.
  • Most Stolen Bases, Game—7, George Gore, Chicago N.L. 1881; William Hamilton, Philadelphia N.L. 1894. (Since 1900—6, Eddie Collins, Philadelphia A.L., 1912.) and Otis Nixon, Atlanta N.L., 1991.
  • Most Times Stealing Home, Lifetime—50, Ty Cobb, Detroit-Phil. A.L., 1905–28.
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