Most Consecutive Games With An Extra Base Hit

Paul Waner

The great Paul Waner, star right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones share one of the toughest-to-achieve records in baseball history. They each hold Major League baseball’s record for most consecutive games with an extra base hit… 14 games. Waner set the mark in 1927. Jones equaled the rare feat […]

30-30 Club: The First Players

Ken Williams: 30-30 Club

Ken Williams, one of the best left fielders in history, played mostly on the St. Louis Browns–with stars such as pitcher Urban Shocker, outfielder Baby Doll Jacobson, and the eventual Hall of Fame first baseman George Sisler. Williams had an unusual combination of speed and power. In 1922, he knocked in 39 home runs and […]

MLB Consecutive Hits Record

Johnny Kling

Johnny Kling, a catcher with the Chicago Cubs and a member of several early 1900s Pennant and World Series teams was the first Major League player to record 12 consecutive hits. He accomplished this amazing feat in 1902. Two other hitters have equaled this mark. Pinky Higgins did it with the Boston Red Sox in […]

Most Extra Base Hits In A Season

Ruth and Gehrig

Babe Ruth holds the record for most extra base hits in a season with 119, in 1921. The 2nd best such total is 117 by the Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, in 1927. Only Lou Gehrig, Chuck Klein and Todd Helton have ever recorded 2 seasons of at least 100+ extra base hits… a rare […]

Over The Hill And Over .300

Luke Appling

Hall of Fame shortstop Luke Appling has an amazing record. He is the only Major Leaguer to bat over .300 in a season–3 times–after turning 40 years of age. He batted .306 in 1947, .314 in 1948, and .301 in 1949. Only Barry Bonds, Paul Molitor and Hall of Famer Cap Anson have achieved the […]

Season-high Runs Scored Since WWII

Williams and Bagwell

Since World War II, only Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros and Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox have had seasons of 150+ runs scored. In 2000, Bagwell scored 152 runs, the first time since 1949 that 150+ runs had been scored in a season. Ted Williams, in 1949, recorded 150 runs. The record […]

Top RBI Seasons of All Time

Hack Wilson

The top 3 RBI seasons are by the Chicago Cubs’ Hack Wilson in 1930 with 191, the New York Yankees’ Lou Gehrig in 1931 with 184, and the Detroit Tigers’ Hank Greenberg in 1937 with 183. Of the top 55 RBI seasons, only 2 are from the 19th century, and both years are by Hall […]

Top OPS For Switch Hitters

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle has the top 4 seasons ever, as a switch hitter, for On-Base plus Slugging percentage (OPS), with a record 1.177 in 1957. Chipper Jones has the 5th best such season with 1.074, in 1999. Interestingly, only George Davis (1893, 1894) and Tom McCreery (1896) make the Top Thirty list from the 19th century. […]

Season-high OBP For Right-Handed Hitters

RogersHornsby

Only 4 right-handed hitters have ever recorded an on-base percentage of .500+ for a single season. Rogers Hornsby, the greatest right-handed hitter in history, achieved a .507 OBP in 1924. Joe Kelley chalked up a .502 OBP figure in 1894, as did the remarkable Hugh Duffy in 1894. Ed Delahanty, one of only 3 hitters […]

Most At Bats In A Season

Willie Wilson Game 6

Willie Wilson, the fine switch-hitting center fielder for the Kansas City Royals, recorded 705 at bats in 1980, a Major League record. Only 2 other players in history have ever had 700+ at bats in a season… the amazing Ichiro Suzuki, right fielder for the Seattle Mariners (704 at bats in 2004) and the Philadelphia […]