List of Major League Baseball career hits leaders

Below is the list of the 288 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone during their career in MLB.

Pete Rose holds the Major League record for most career hits, with 4,256. Rose and Ty Cobb second most, are the only players with 4,000 or more career hits. George Davis was the first switch hitter to collect 2,000 hits, doing so during the 1902 season.[1]

KeyEdit

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


Players with 2,000 or more hitsEdit

  • Stats are updated as of September 29, 2019.
Rank Player Hits
1 Pete Rose 4,256
2 Ty Cobb * [b] 4,191
3 Hank Aaron * 3,771
4 Stan Musial * 3,630
5 Tris Speaker * 3,514
6 Derek Jeter 3,465
7 Honus Wagner * 3,420
8 Carl Yastrzemski * 3,419
9 Paul Molitor * 3,319
10 Eddie Collins * 3,315
11 Willie Mays * 3,283
12 Eddie Murray * 3,255
13 Nap Lajoie * 3,243
14 Albert Pujols (120) 3,202
15 Cal Ripken, Jr. * 3,184
16 Adrián Beltré 3,166
17 George Brett * 3,154
18 Paul Waner * 3,152
19 Robin Yount * 3,142
20 Tony Gwynn * 3,141
21 Alex Rodriguez 3,115
22 Dave Winfield * 3,110
23 Ichiro Suzuki 3,089
24 Cap Anson * [c] 3,081
25 Craig Biggio * 3,060
26 Rickey Henderson * 3,055
27 Rod Carew * 3,053
28 Lou Brock * 3,023
29 Rafael Palmeiro 3,020
30 Wade Boggs * 3,010
31 Al Kaline * 3,007
32 Roberto Clemente * 3,000
33 Sam Rice * 2,987
34 Sam Crawford * 2,961
35 Frank Robinson * 2,943
36 Barry Bonds 2,935
37 Willie Keeler * 2,932
38 Jake Beckley * 2,930
39 Rogers Hornsby * 2,930
40 Al Simmons * 2,927
41 Zack Wheat * 2,884
42 Frankie Frisch * 2,880
43 Omar Vizquel 2,877
44 Mel Ott * 2,876
45 Babe Ruth * 2,873
46 Harold Baines * 2,866
47 Jesse Burkett * 2,850
48 Brooks Robinson * 2,848
49 Iván Rodríguez * 2,844
50 Charlie Gehringer * 2,839
51 Miguel Cabrera (139) 2,815
52 George Sisler * 2,812
53 Ken Griffey Jr. * 2,781
54 Andre Dawson * 2,774
55 Johnny Damon 2,769
56 Vada Pinson 2,757
57 Luke Appling * 2,749
58 Al Oliver 2,743
59 Goose Goslin * 2,735
60 Tony Pérez * 2,732
61 Chipper Jones * 2,726
62 Carlos Beltrán 2,725
63 Roberto Alomar * 2,724
64 Lou Gehrig * 2,721
65 Rusty Staub 2,716
66 Bill Buckner 2,715
67 Dave Parker 2,712
68 Billy Williams * 2,711
69 Doc Cramer 2,705
70 Gary Sheffield 2,689
71 Fred Clarke * [d] 2,678
72 Luis Aparicio * 2,677
Rank Player Hits
73 Max Carey * 2,665
George Davis * 2,665
75 Nellie Fox * 2,663
76 Harry Heilmann * 2,660
77 Ted Williams * 2,654
78 Lave Cross 2,651
79 Jimmie Foxx * 2,646
80 Jim O'Rourke * 2,639
81 Rabbit Maranville * 2,605
Tim Raines * 2,605
83 Steve Garvey 2,599
84 Ed Delahanty * 2,596
85 Luis González 2,591
86 Vladimir Guerrero * 2,590
87 Julio Franco 2,586
88 Reggie Jackson * 2,584
89 Ernie Banks * 2,583
90 Richie Ashburn * 2,574
Manny Ramirez 2,574
92 Robinson Canó (100) 2,570
93 Willie Davis 2,561
94 Steve Finley 2,548
95 George Van Haltren 2,544
96 Garret Anderson 2,529
97 Heinie Manush * 2,524
98 Todd Helton 2,519
99 Joe Morgan * 2,517
100 Buddy Bell 2,514
101 Jimmy Ryan 2,513
102 Mickey Vernon 2,495
103 Fred McGriff 2,490
104 David Ortiz 2,472
Ted Simmons 2,472
106 Joe Medwick * 2,471
107 Bobby Abreu 2,470
108 Frank Thomas * 2,468
109 Roger Connor * 2,467
110 Harry Hooper * 2,466
111 Jeff Kent 2,461
Bill Dahlen 2,461
113 Ozzie Smith * 2,460
114 Lloyd Waner * 2,459
115 Jimmy Rollins 2,455
116 Jim Rice * 2,452
Torii Hunter 2,452
118 Red Schoendienst * 2,449
119 Dwight Evans 2,446
120 Mark Grace 2,445
121 Kenny Lofton 2,428
122 Pie Traynor * 2,416
123 Mickey Mantle * 2,415
124 Sammy Sosa 2,408
125 Miguel Tejada 2,407
126 Stuffy McInnis 2,405
127 Ryne Sandberg * 2,386
128 Enos Slaughter * 2,383
129 Chili Davis 2,380
130 Edd Roush * 2,376
131 Brett Butler 2,375
Michael Young 2,375
133 Lou Whitaker 2,369
134 Alan Trammell * 2,365
135 Carlton Fisk * 2,356
136 Nick Markakis (118) 2,355
137 Joe Judge 2,352
138 Orlando Cepeda * 2,351
139 Billy Herman * 2,345
140 Joe Torre * 2,342
141 Paul Konerko 2,340
Barry Larkin * 2,340
143 Bernie Williams 2,336
144 Andrés Galarraga 2,333
Rank Player Hits
145 Jim Thome * 2,328
146 Édgar Rentería 2,327
147 Dave Concepción 2,326
Jake Daubert 2,326
B. J. Surhoff 2,326
150 Eddie Mathews * 2,315
151 Jeff Bagwell * 2,314
152 Jim Bottomley * 2,313
153 Bobby Wallace * 2,309
154 Kirby Puckett * 2,304
155 Aramis Ramírez 2,303
Dan Brouthers * 2,303
157 Charlie Grimm 2,299
Kiki Cuyler * 2,299
159 Hugh Duffy * 2,293
160 Joe Cronin * 2,285
161 Gary Gaetti 2,280
162 Tony Fernández 2,276
163 Carlos Lee 2,273
164 Tommy Corcoran 2,259
165 Bid McPhee * 2,258
166 Jimmy Dykes 2,256
Patsy Donovan 2,256
168 Willie McGee 2,254
Ron Santo * 2,254
170 José Cruz 2,251
Marquis Grissom 2,251
172 Bert Campaneris 2,249
173 Edgar Martínez * 2,247
173 John Olerud 2,239
175 Mike Schmidt * 2,234
176 Willie Stargell * 2,232
177 Fred Tenney 2,231
178 Joe Sewell * 2,226
179 Graig Nettles 2,225
180 Darrell Evans 2,223
181 Joe Kelley * 2,220
182 Juan Pierre 2,217
183 Joe DiMaggio * 2,214
184 Joe Kuhel 2,212
185 Willie McCovey * 2,211
186 Willie Randolph 2,210
187 Willie Wilson 2,207
188 Jason Kendall 2,195
189 Stan Hack 2,193
190 Bill Terry * 2,193
191 Cecil Cooper 2,192
192 Larry Bowa 2,191
193 Joe Carter 2,184
194 Keith Hernández 2,182
195 Will Clark 2,176
196 Pee Wee Reese * 2,170
197 Sherry Magee 2,169
198 Dick Bartell 2,165
199 Billy Hamilton * 2,164
200 Larry Walker 2,160
201 Hal Chase 2,158
202 Magglio Ordóñez 2,156
203 Don Mattingly 2,153
Víctor Martínez 2,153
205 Rubén Sierra 2,152
206 Yogi Berra * 2,150
Ed Konetchy 2,150
208 Ken Boyer 2,143
Ken Griffey, Sr. 2,143
Tommy Leach 2,143
211 Plácido Polanco 2,142
212 Dick Groat 2,138
Wally Moses 2,138
José Reyes 2,138
215 Don Baylor 2,135
216 Moisés Alou 2,134
Rank Player Hits
Maury Wills 2,134
218 Paul Hines 2,133
220 Buddy Myer 2,131
221 Herman Long 2,129
222 Mike Piazza * 2,127
223 Joe Mauer 2,123
224 Tommy Davis 2,121
225 Duke Snider * 2,116
226 Dale Murphy 2,111
227 Chris Chambliss 2,109
228 Ellis Burks 2,107
John Montgomery Ward * 2,107
230 Paul O'Neill 2,105
231 Arky Vaughan * 2,103
232 Felipe Alou 2,101
233 Clyde Milan 2,100
234 Brian Downing 2,099
235 Garry Templeton 2,096
Matt Holliday 2,096
237 Alfonso Soriano 2,095
238 Gary Carter * 2,092
Harvey Kuenn 2,092
240 Hal McRae 2,091
241 Alvin Dark 2,089
242 César Cedeño 2,087
243 Harmon Killebrew * 2,086
244 Tim Wallach 2,085
245 Jimmy Sheckard 2,084
Ed McKean 2,084
247 Scott Rolen 2,077
George J. Burns 2,077
249 Chuck Klein * 2,076
250 Carney Lansford 2,074
251 Deacon White * 2,067
252 Dixie Walker 2,064
253 Del Ennis 2,063
Bobby Veach 2,063
255 Bob Elliott 2,061
256 Wally Joyner 2,060
257 Orlando Cabrera 2,055
258 Ray Durham 2,054
George Kell * 2,054
260 Indian Bob Johnson 2,051
261 Adrián González 2,050
262 Johnny Bench * 2,048
Dummy Hoy 2,048
264 A. J. Pierzynski 2,043
265 Bobby Doerr * 2,042
266 Jack Glasscock 2,041
267 Mark Grudzielanek 2,040
268 Carlos Delgado 2,038
269 Raúl Ibañez 2,034
270 Lee May 2,031
271 Ken Singleton 2,029
Brandon Phillips 2,029
273 Tony Phillips 2,023
274 Amos Otis 2,020
Reggie Smith 2,020
276 Earl Averill * 2,019
277 George H. Burns 2,018
278 Bill Mazeroski * 2,016
279 Gary Matthews 2,011
Johnny Mize * 2,011
281 Bobby Bonilla 2,010
Jason Giambi 2,010
283 Bill Madlock 2,008
284 Tony Taylor 2,007
285 Frank White 2,006
286 Dave Bancroft * 2,004
Todd Zeile 2,004
288 Shawn Green 2,003

Through September 29, 2019, these active players have at least 1,800 hits:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or has not played for a full season.
  2. ^ Major League Baseball lists Cobb's hit total at 4,191, although some independent baseball historians have revised the total to 4,189 because of double-counting a 2-hit day.
  3. ^ Cap Anson's hit amounts are different depending on source and what hits are included in various leagues he played in. His total varies from 2,995 to 3,435. MLB.com credits him with 3,011. Major League Baseball credits him with 3,081 hits, which is verified by Elias Sports Bureau. Baseball-Reference.com credits him with 3,435.
  4. ^ Fred Clarke's hit amounts are different depending on the source. His total varies from 2,672 to 2,678. MLB.com credits him with 2,672. Baseball-Reference.com credits him with 2,678 with 3 hits additionally in 1894 and 1897.

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Career Leaders & Records for Hits". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
Specific
  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J. (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. New York: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 21. ISBN 1402742738. Retrieved 22 August 2012.

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