Hack Wilson

Top RBI Seasons of All Time

Hack Wilson

Hack Wilson was 5′ 6″ and roughly 190 lbs. He was a heavy-drinking playboy, who according to many, gave managers Rogers Hornsby and Joe McCarthy many a headache. Wilson spent most of his career with the Cubs (1926-1931).


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 of Famer Sam Thompson from Danville, Indiana. Thompson knocked in the 12th best season total ever of 165 in 1895, besting his own 19th century record of 147 in 1894.

Only one hitter on the Top 55 List is a catcher. In 1970, Hall of Famer Johnny Bench knocked in 148 runs.