- List of Major League Baseball record holders
This is a list of North American Major League Baseball record holders.
Batting records: career (1876–present)
Record Player # Highest batting average Ty Cobb .367 Most singles Pete Rose 3,215 Most doubles Tris Speaker 792 Most triples Sam Crawford 309 Most home runs Barry Bonds 762 Most inside the park home runs Jesse Burkett 55 Most home run by pitchers Wes Ferrell 38 Most RBIs Hank Aaron 2,297 Most hits Pete Rose 4,256 Most runs scored Rickey Henderson 2,295 Highest on-base percentage Ted Williams .482 Most stolen bases Rickey Henderson 1,406 Most steals of home Ty Cobb 54 Highest slugging percentage Babe Ruth .690 Highest OPS Babe Ruth 1.164 Most walks Barry Bonds 2,553 Most intentional walks Barry Bonds 686 Most strikeouts Reggie Jackson 2,597 Most at-bats Pete Rose 14,053 Most total bases Hank Aaron 6,856 Most runs created Babe Ruth 2,757 Most games played Pete Rose 3,562
Batting records: single season (1876–present)
Record Player # Season Highest batting average Hugh Duffy .440 1894 Most home runs Barry Bonds 73 2001 Most runs batted in Hack Wilson 191 1930 Most triples Chief Wilson 36 1912 Most doubles Earl Webb 67 1931 Most hits Ichiro Suzuki 262 2004 Most runs scored Billy Hamilton 192 1894 Highest on-base percentage Barry Bonds .609 2004 Most stolen bases[nb 1] Hugh Nicol
Highest slugging percentage Barry Bonds .863 2001 Highest OPS Barry Bonds 1.422 2004 Most walks Barry Bonds 232 2004 Most intentional walks Barry Bonds 120 2004 Most strikeouts Mark Reynolds 223 2009 Most total bases Babe Ruth 457 1921 Consecutive game hitting streak Joe DiMaggio 56 1941 Most at-bats Jimmy Rollins 716 2007
Pitching records: career (1876–present)
Record Player # Most wins Cy Young 511 Most losses Cy Young 316 Lowest E.R.A. Ed Walsh 1.82 Most no-hitters Nolan Ryan 7 Most strikeouts Nolan Ryan 5,714 Most shutouts Walter Johnson 110 Most pickoffs Steve Carlton 144 Most innings pitched Cy Young 7,354⅔ Most hit batsmen Gus Weyhing 278 Most home runs allowed Jamie Moyer[nb 2] 511 Most complete games Cy Young 749 Lowest WHIP Addie Joss .968 Most saves Mariano Rivera[nb 3] 602 Highest win–loss percentage Spud Chandler 71.7% Most games Jesse Orosco 1,252 Most consecutive scoreless innings pitched Orel Hershiser 59[nb 4]
Live-ball era (1920–present)
(if different from overall records)
Record Player # Most wins Warren Spahn 363 Most losses Nolan Ryan 292 Lowest earned-run average Mariano Rivera[nb 3] (overall)
Whitey Ford (starting pitchers)
Most shutouts Warren Spahn 63 Most innings pitched Phil Niekro 5,404⅓ Most complete games Warren Spahn 382 Lowest WHIP Mariano Rivera[nb 3] (overall)
Pedro Martínez [nb 5] (starting pitchers)
Pitching records: single season (1876–present)
Record Player # Season Most wins Charles Radbourn 59 1884 Most losses John Coleman 48 1883 Lowest E.R.A. Tim Keefe 0.86 1880 Most strikeouts Matt Kilroy 513 1886 Most shutouts George Bradley
Most innings pitched Will White 680 1879 Most complete games Will White 75 1879 Lowest WHIP Pedro Martínez .7373 2000 Most saves Francisco Rodríguez 62 2008 Highest win/loss percentage Roy Face 94.7% 1959 Most hits allowed John Coleman 772 1883 Most earned runs allowed John Coleman 291 1883
Live-ball era (1920–present)
(if different from all-time records)
Record Player # Season Most wins Jim Bagby, Sr.
Most losses Paul Derringer 27 1933 Lowest earned-run average Eric O'Flaherty .98 2011 Most strikeouts Nolan Ryan 383 1973 Most shutouts Bob Gibson 13 1968 Most innings pitched Mickey Lolich 376 1971 Most complete games Bob Feller 36 1946 Most hits allowed George Uhle 378 1923 Most earned runs allowed Bobo Newsom 186 1938
Hitting records: single game (1876–present)
- Most hits in a nine-inning game: 7 by Wilbert Robinson, June 10, 1892, and Rennie Stennett, September 16, 1975.
- Most hits in an extra-inning game: 9, Johnny Burnett, July 10, 1932.
- Most total bases in a nine-inning game: 19 (4 home runs, a double and a single), Shawn Green, May 23, 2002.
Pitching records: single game (1876–present)
- Most home runs allowed: 7, Charlie Sweeney, June 12, 1886
- Most strikeouts: 21, Tom Cheney, September 12, 1962 (16 innings)
- Most strikeouts in a nine-inning game: 20 by Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens (twice)[nb 6]
- Most consecutive home runs allowed: 4 by Paul Foytack, July 31, 1963, and Chase Wright, April 22, 2007 Dave Bush, August 11, 2010
Catcher records: career
- Most pickoffs: 81, Ivan Rodriguez
- Most stolen-base attempts: 2,294, Gary Carter
- Most caught no-hitters: 4, Jason Varitek
- Most World Series wins (as a manager): 7, Casey Stengel, Joe McCarthy
- Most pennants won: 10, Casey Stengel, John McGraw
- Most World Series appearances (as a manager): 10, Casey Stengel
- Most World Series appearances (as a team): 40, New York Yankees
- Most World Series titles (as a team): 27, New York Yankees
- Most MVP Awards won: 7, Barry Bonds
- ^ Prior to 1898, a player was credited with a stolen base if he took an extra base on a base hit by another player. For example, a baserunner is on first base and the batter singles to right field. If the baserunner reaches second base, then proceeds to take third, he would be credited with a stolen base. The single-season record under modern rules is 130 by Rickey Henderson in 1982.
- ^ Moyer is a free agent, but has not pitched since June 2010
- ^ a b c Rivera is still active with the New York Yankees through the 2011 season
- ^ Even though Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings occurred completely in 1988, other pitchers have had streaks spanning more than one season. Thus, it is necessary to put the record over a career
- ^ Martínez is a free agent, but has stated he does not plan to retire. He last played for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2009 season
- ^ Randy Johnson pitched 20 strikeouts working 9 innings in an 11-inning game. Since the game went over 9 innings, his performance is not officially considered a record
- List of single-game baseball records
- List of Major League Baseball records considered unbreakable
- All-time records at Baseball-Reference.com
- Unbreakable Baseball Records - slideshow by Life magazine
Major League Baseball recordsBaseball statistics (types of records) General Batting leadersCareer
Batting average (.330+) • On-base% (.400+) • Slugging% (.500+) • On-base plus slugging (.900+) • OPS/OPS+ • 3,000 hit club • Hits (2,000+) • Doubles (400+) • Triples (100+) • Home runs (career) • Home runs (top 300) • 500 home run club • RBIs (1,000+) • Total bases (4,000+) • Walks drawn (top 100) • Strikeouts (Top 16 / 1,400+) • Hit records • Home run records • Doubles records • Triples records • RBI records • Consecutive games played • 2,500 games played • 10,000 at-batsSingle season
Runs (1,000+) • Stolen bases • Stolen base records • Runs recordsSingle season
Pitching leadersCareerSingle season Managing records Single-game records Multiple stat clubs
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