List of Major League Baseball career records

In Major League Baseball (MLB), records play an integral part in evaluating a player's impact on the sport. Holding a career record almost guarantees a player eventual entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame because it represents both longevity and consistency over a long period of time.

Batting records (1876–present)

Babe Ruth (left) holds the record for highest slugging percentage, and OPS while Ty Cobb (right) holds the records for highest batting average and most steals of home.
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Barry Bonds holds the most hitting records with ten, most notably the career home run and single-season home run records.
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Ichiro Suzuki collected 262 hits in 2004, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old record for most hits in a season.
Record Player # Refs
Highest batting average Ty Cobb .3664
Most singles Pete Rose 3,215 [1]
Most doubles Tris Speaker 792 [2]
Most triples Sam Crawford 309 [3]
Most home runs Barry Bonds 762 [4]
Most grand slams Alex Rodriguez 25
Most home runs by a pitcher Wes Ferrell 38
Most grand slams by a pitcher Madison Bumgarner 3
Oldest player to hit first home run Bartolo Colón 42 years, 349 days old [5]
Youngest player to hit a home run Tommy Brown 17 years, 257 days old [6]
Most runs batted in Hank Aaron 2,297 [7]
Most hits Pete Rose 4,256 [8]
Most runs scored Rickey Henderson 2,295 [9]
Highest on-base percentage Ted Williams .482 [10]
Most stolen bases Rickey Henderson 1,406 [11]
Most steals of home Ty Cobb 54
Highest slugging percentage Babe Ruth .690 [12]
Highest OPS Babe Ruth 1.164 [13]
Most walks Barry Bonds 2,558 [14]
Most intentional walks Barry Bonds 688 [15]
Most strikeouts Reggie Jackson 2,597 [16]
Most at-bats Pete Rose 14,555 [17]
Most total bases Hank Aaron 6,856 [18]
Most runs created Barry Bonds 2,892 [19]
Most games played Pete Rose 3,562 [20]

Pitching records (1876–present)

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Cy Young, the Major League record holder for most career wins, losses, innings pitched, and complete games.
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 522
Most complete games Cy Young 749
Lowest WHIP Addie Joss .968
Most saves Mariano Rivera 652
Highest win–loss percentage Spud Chandler 71.7%
Most games Jesse Orosco 1,252
Most consecutive scoreless innings pitched Orel Hershiser 59[a]

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 2.21
Most shutouts Warren Spahn 63
Most innings pitched Phil Niekro 5,404⅓
Most complete games Warren Spahn 382
Lowest WHIP Mariano Rivera 1.000

Catcher records


  • Most caught no hitters: 4, Jason Varitek, May 19, 2008 and Carlos Ruiz, July 25, 2015.

Note: Pre-1950 stolen-base data is incomplete; career leaders shown from 1950 to present.

Other records

  • 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
  • Most Consecutive Games Played: 2,632, Cal Ripken, Jr.

See also


  1. ^ Even though Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings occurred completely within the 1988 season, other pitchers have had streaks spanning more than one season. Thus, it is necessary to put the record over a career.


  1. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Singles". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Doubles". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Triples". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Home Runs". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "Single-Season Leaders & Records for Total Bases". Retrieved July 27, 2012. Mets Pitcher Bartolo Colon Becomes Oldest Player to Hit First Home Run
  6. ^ "Home Run Records by Age". Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Runs Batted In". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Hits". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  9. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Runs Scored". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  10. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for On-Base%". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Stolen Bases". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Slugging %". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  13. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for On-Base Plus Slugging". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  14. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Bases on Balls". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  15. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Intentional Bases on Balls". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  16. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Strikeouts". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  17. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for At Bats". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  18. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Total Bases". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  19. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Runs Created". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  20. ^ "Career Leaders & Records for Games Played". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  21. ^ "Career Leaders &Records for Caught Stealing as C -". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Career Leaders &Records for Stolen Bases Allowed as C -". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Career Leaders &Records for Caught Stealing % -". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
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Alex Rodriguez

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the New York Yankees. He also played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport's most highly touted prospects, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Rodriguez amassed a .295 batting average, over 600 home runs (696), over 2,000 runs batted in (RBI), over 2,000 runs scored, over 3,000 hits, and over 300 stolen bases, the only player in MLB history to achieve all of those feats. He was also a 14-time All-Star, winning three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. Rodríguez is also the career record holder for grand slams with 25. He signed two of the most lucrative sports contracts in baseball. In addition to his accomplishments, he also led a controversial career due to some of his behaviors, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs.The Mariners selected Rodriguez first overall in the 1993 MLB draft, and he debuted in the major leagues the following year at the age of 18. In 1996, he became the Mariners' starting shortstop, won the major league batting championship, and finished second in voting for the AL MVP Award. His combination of power, speed, and defense made him a cornerstone of the franchise, but he left the team via free agency after the 2000 season to join the Rangers. The 10-year, $252 million contract he signed was the richest in baseball history at the time. He played at a high level in his three years with Texas, highlighted by his first AL MVP Award win in 2003, but the team failed to make the playoffs during his tenure. Prior to the 2004 season, Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees, for whom he converted to a third baseman, because Derek Jeter was already the Yankees' full-time shortstop. During Rodriguez's career with the Yankees, he was named AL MVP in 2005 and 2007. After opting out of his contract following the 2007 season, Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract. He became the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, reaching the milestone in 2007. He was part of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship over the Philadelphia Phillies, which was the first year of the new Yankee Stadium and Rodriguez's only world title. Toward the end of his career, Rodriguez was hampered by hip and knee injuries, which caused him to become exclusively a designated hitter. He played his final game in professional baseball on August 12, 2016.

During a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs. In February 2009, Rodriguez admitted to using steroids, saying he used them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for Rangers due to "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform. While recovering from a hip injury in 2013, Rodriguez made headlines by feuding with team management over his rehabilitation and for having allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs as part of the Biogenesis baseball scandal. In August 2013, MLB suspended him for 211 games for his involvement in the scandal, but he was allowed to play while appealing the punishment. Had the original suspension been upheld, it would have been the longest non-lifetime suspension in Major League Baseball history. After an arbitration hearing, the suspension was reduced to 162 games, which kept him off the field for the entire 2014 season.After retiring as a player, Rodriguez became a media personality, serving as a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, a cast member of Shark Tank and a member of the ABC News network. In January 2018, ESPN announced that Rodriguez would be joining the broadcast team of Sunday Night Baseball In January 2017, CNBC announced Rodriguez would be the host of the show Back In The Game, where he would help former athletes make a comeback in their personal lives; the first episode debuted on the network in March 2018.

Barry Bonds

Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. He received a record seven NL MVP awards, eight Gold Glove awards, a record 12 Silver Slugger awards, and 14 All-Star selections. He is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.Bonds was regarded as an exceptional hitter: he led MLB in on-base plus slugging six times, and placed within the top five hitters in 12 of his 17 qualifying seasons. He holds many MLB hitting records, including most career home runs (762), most home runs in a single season (73, set in 2001) and most career walks.Bonds was also known as a talented all-around baseball player. He won eight Gold Glove awards for his defensive play in the outfield. He stole 514 bases with his baserunning speed, becoming the first and only MLB player to date with at least 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases (no other player has even 400 of each). He is ranked second in career Wins Above Replacement among all major league position players by both Fangraphs and, behind only Babe Ruth.However, Bonds led a controversial career, notably as a central figure in baseball's steroids scandal. In 2007, he was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the grand jury during the federal government's investigation of BALCO. The perjury charges against Bonds were dropped and an initial obstruction of justice conviction was overturned in 2015.Bonds became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013; he has not been elected, with his highest share of the vote coming in 2019, his seventh of ten years of eligibility, when he received 59.1%.

Major League Baseball records

Major League Baseball records are the superlative statistics of Major League Baseball (MLB). These include:

List of Major League Baseball career records

List of Major League Baseball single-season records

List of Major League Baseball single-game records

Pete Rose

Peter Edward Rose (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and manager. Rose played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989.

Rose was a switch hitter and is the all-time MLB leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053), singles (3,215), and outs (10,328). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, and the Rookie of the Year Award, and also made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five positions (second baseman, left fielder, right fielder, third baseman, and first baseman). Rose won both of his Gold Gloves when he was an outfielder, in 1969 and 1970.

In August 1989 (his last year as a manager and three years after retiring as a player), Rose was penalized with permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while he played for and managed the Reds; the charges of wrongdoing included claims that he bet on his own team. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the "permanently ineligible" list from induction, after previously excluding such players by informal agreement among voters. After years of public denial, Rose admitted in 2004 that he bet on baseball and on the Reds. The issue of Rose's possible reinstatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains contentious throughout baseball.

On June 22, 2015, ESPN concluded its own investigation of Rose and determined that he had bet on baseball while still a player–manager from 1984 to 1986. The results of the investigation were made public and revealed the records of bets that Rose had made on baseball. U.S. federal authorities had seized the records from one of Rose's associates. Rose is the only person to be placed on the ineligible list by mutual agreement.

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