Hank Aaron holds the career total bases record by a wide margin with 6,856. He also scored over 100 runs a season for 15 seasons, a Major League record.
Babe Ruth holds the career record for Slugging Percentage with .690*. He also holds the career record for On Base plus Slugging Percentage with 1.164*. The leader in both categories among active MLB leaders at the time of this post? Albert Pujols (SLG .610 & OPS 1.027). *minimum 5,000 plate appearances
Pete “Charlie Hustle” Rose, currently banned from baseball for life, holds many records, at least 3 of which will probably never be broken: most career games played (3, 562), most career At Bats (14,053), and most career plate appearances (15,890).
Ted Williams holds the career record for On Base Percentage (minimum 5,000 plate appearances) with .482. Mickey Mantle holds the career record for OBP (minimum 5,000 PAs) for switch-hitters with .421. In case you’re wondering, the leader among active players, Todd Helton (over 7,000 PAs) has a career OBP of .419. As for switch-hitters, Lance […]
Only 3 hitters ever recorded batting averages over .350 (minimum 1,500 at bats): Ty Cobb (left-handed), .366; Rogers Hornsby (right-handed), .358; and Joe Jackson (left-handed), .356.
Ty Cobb (left), “Shoeless Joe” Jackson (center) and Sam Crawford in 1912. Crawford, known as “Wahoo Sam” (he was from Wahoo, Nebraska), holds the career record for triples with 309. He was a line drive hitter with excellent base-running skills.