List of Major League Baseball career doubles leaders

In baseball, a double is a hit in which the batter advances to second base in one play, with neither the benefit of a fielding error nor another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.[1] A batter may also be credited with a ground-rule double when a fair ball, after touching the ground, bounds into the stands or becomes lodged in a fence or scoreboard.[2]

Hall of Fame center fielder Tris Speaker holds the Major League Baseball career doubles record with 792.[3] Pete Rose is second with 746, the National League record.[4] Speaker, Rose, Stan Musial (725), and Ty Cobb (724) are the only players with more than 700 doubles.[3] Craig Biggio has the most career doubles by a right-handed hitter with 668. Only doubles hit during the regular season are included in the totals (Derek Jeter holds the record in post-season doubles, with 32).[5]

Tris Speaker
Tris Speaker is the all-time leader in doubles, with 792.


Rank Rank amongst leaders in career doubles. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2019 2Bs) Number of doubles hit during the 2019 Major League Baseball season
2B Total career doubles hit
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]


Stan Musial 1953
Stan Musial, 3rd all time in doubles.
  • Stats updated as of June 21, 2019
Rank Player (2019 2Bs) 2B
1 Tris Speaker * 792
2 Pete Rose 746
3 Stan Musial * 725
4 Ty Cobb * 724
5 Craig Biggio * 668
6 George Brett * 665
7 Nap Lajoie * 657
8 Albert Pujols (10) 649
9 Carl Yastrzemski * 646
10 Honus Wagner * 643
11 Adrián Beltré 636
12 David Ortiz 632
13 Hank Aaron * 624
14 Paul Molitor * 605
Paul Waner * 605
16 Cal Ripken Jr. * 603
17 Barry Bonds 601
18 Luis Gonzalez 596
19 Todd Helton 592
20 Rafael Palmeiro 585
21 Robin Yount * 583
22 Cap Anson * 582
23 Wade Boggs * 578
24 Bobby Abreu 574
Charlie Gehringer * 574
26 Iván Rodríguez * 572
27 Miguel Cabrera (11) 567
28 Carlos Beltrán 565
29 Jeff Kent 560
Eddie Murray * 560
31 Robinson Canó (16) 550
32 Chipper Jones * 549
33 Alex Rodriguez 548
34 Manny Ramirez 547
35 Derek Jeter 544
36 Tony Gwynn * 543
37 Harry Heilmann * 542
38 Rogers Hornsby * 541
39 Joe Medwick * 540
Dave Winfield * 540
41 Al Simmons * 539
42 Lou Gehrig * 534
43 Al Oliver 529
44 Frank Robinson * 528
45 Dave Parker 526
46 Ted Williams * 525
47 Ken Griffey Jr. * 524
48 Willie Mays * 523
49 Garret Anderson 522
Johnny Damon 522
Rank Player (2019 2Bs) 2B
Ed Delahanty * 522
52 Scott Rolen 517
53 Joe Cronin * 515
54 Edgar Martínez * 514
55 Mark Grace 511
Jimmy Rollins 511
57 Rickey Henderson * 510
58 Babe Ruth * 506
59 Tony Pérez * 505
60 Roberto Alomar * 504
61 Andre Dawson * 503
62 Goose Goslin * 500
John Olerud 500
64 Rusty Staub 499
65 Bill Buckner 498
Torii Hunter 498
Al Kaline * 498
Sam Rice * 498
69 Aramis Ramírez 495
Frank Thomas * 495
71 Heinie Manush * 491
72 Nick Markakis (16) 490
Mickey Vernon 490
74 Jeff Bagwell * 488
Harold Baines * 488
Mel Ott * 488
77 Lou Brock * 486
Billy Herman * 486
79 Vada Pinson 485
80 Hal McRae 484
81 Carlos Delgado 483
Dwight Evans 483
Ted Simmons 483
84 Brooks Robinson * 482
85 Alfonso Soriano 481
86 Vladimir Guerrero * 477
87 Zach Wheat * 476
88 Jake Beckley * 473
89 Larry Walker 471
90 Carlos Lee 469
91 Matt Holliday (0) 468
Jim O'Rourke * 468
Miguel Tejada 468
94 Gary Sheffield 467
95 Frankie Frisch * 466
96 Jim Bottomley * 465
97 Reggie Jackson * 463
98 Dan Brouthers * 462
99 Orlando Cabrera 459
100 Sam Crawford * 458
Jimmie Foxx * 458


  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.


  1. ^ "Rule 10.06". Official Baseball Rules. Major League Baseball.
  2. ^ "Rule 6.09(e)". Official Baseball Rules. Major League Baseball.
  3. ^ a b "Career Leaders & Records for Doubles". Sports Reference LLC.
  4. ^ "Historical Player Stats (sorted by doubles, NL only)". Major League Baseball.
  5. ^ "All-time and Single-Season Playoffs Batting Leaders". Sports Reference LLC.

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