List of Major League Baseball career hits leaders

Below is the list of the 286 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, achieving that total during the 1902 season.[1] There are currently five active players with at least 2,000 career hits, led by Albert Pujols (3,301).

KeyEdit

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career hits. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2021 Hits) Number of hits during the 2021 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 the end of the 2021 season.
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 Albert Pujols (65) 3,301
12 Willie Mays * 3,283
13 Eddie Murray * 3,255
14 Nap Lajoie * 3,243
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 Craig Biggio * 3,060
25 Rickey Henderson * 3,055
26 Rod Carew * 3,053
27 Lou Brock * 3,023
28 Rafael Palmeiro 3,020
29 Cap Anson * [c] 3,011
30 Wade Boggs * 3,010
31 Al Kaline * 3,007
32 Roberto Clemente * 3,000
33 Sam Rice * 2,987
Miguel Cabrera (121) 2,987
35 Sam Crawford * 2,961
36 Frank Robinson * 2,943
37 Barry Bonds 2,935
38 Willie Keeler * 2,932
39 Jake Beckley * 2,930
Rogers Hornsby * 2,930
41 Al Simmons * 2,927
42 Zack Wheat * 2,884
43 Frankie Frisch * 2,880
44 Omar Vizquel 2,877
45 Mel Ott * 2,876
46 Babe Ruth * 2,873
47 Harold Baines * 2,866
48 Jesse Burkett * 2,850
49 Brooks Robinson * 2,848
50 Iván Rodríguez * 2,844
51 Charlie Gehringer * 2,839
52 George Sisler * 2,810
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 Luis Aparicio * 2,677
72 Fred Clarke * [d] 2,672
Rank Player Hits
73 Max Carey * 2,665
74 Nellie Fox * 2,663
75 George Davis * 2,660
Harry Heilmann * 2,660
77 Ted Williams * 2,654
78 Jimmie Foxx * 2,646
79 Lave Cross 2,645
80 Robinson Canó (0) 2,624
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 Willie Davis 2,561
93 Steve Finley 2,548
94 George Van Haltren 2,539
95 Garret Anderson 2,529
96 Heinie Manush * 2,524
97 Todd Helton 2,519
98 Joe Morgan * 2,517
99 Buddy Bell 2,514
100 Jimmy Ryan 2,512
101 Mickey Vernon 2,495
102 Fred McGriff 2,490
103 David Ortiz 2,472
Ted Simmons * 2,472
105 Joe Medwick * 2,471
106 Bobby Abreu 2,470
107 Frank Thomas * 2,468
108 Roger Connor * 2,467
109 Harry Hooper * 2,466
110 Jeff Kent 2,461
111 Ozzie Smith * 2,460
112 Lloyd Waner * 2,459
113 Bill Dahlen 2,458
114 Jimmy Rollins 2,455
115 Torii Hunter 2,452
Jim Rice * 2,452
117 Red Schoendienst * 2,449
118 Dwight Evans 2,446
119 Mark Grace 2,445
120 Kenny Lofton 2,428
121 Pie Traynor * 2,416
122 Mickey Mantle * 2,415
123 Sammy Sosa 2,408
124 Miguel Tejada 2,407
125 Stuffy McInnis 2,405
126 Nick Markakis 2,388
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 Joe Judge 2,352
137 Orlando Cepeda * 2,351
138 Billy Herman * 2,345
139 Joe Torre * 2,342
140 Paul Konerko 2,340
Barry Larkin * 2,340
142 Bernie Williams 2,336
143 Andrés Galarraga 2,333
144 Jim Thome * 2,328
Rank Player Hits
145 Édgar Rentería 2,327
146 Dave Concepción 2,326
Jake Daubert 2,326
B. J. Surhoff 2,326
149 Eddie Mathews * 2,315
150 Jeff Bagwell * 2,314
151 Jim Bottomley * 2,313
152 Bobby Wallace * 2,309
153 Jim O'Rourke * 2,304
Kirby Puckett * 2,304
155 Aramis Ramírez 2,303
156 Kiki Cuyler * 2,299
Charlie Grimm 2,299
158 Dan Brouthers * 2,303
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 Jimmy Dykes 2,256
165 Willie McGee 2,254
Ron Santo * 2,254
167 Patsy Donovan 2,253
168 Tommy Corcoran 2,252
169 José Cruz 2,251
Marquis Grissom 2,251
171 Bid McPhee * 2,250
172 Bert Campaneris 2,249
173 Edgar Martínez * 2,247
174 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
Bill Terry * 2,193
191 Cecil Cooper 2,192
192 Larry Bowa 2,191
193 Joe Carter 2,184
194 Keith Hernandez 2,182
195 Will Clark 2,176
196 Pee Wee Reese * 2,170
197 Sherry Magee 2,169
198 Dick Bartell 2,165
199 Larry Walker * 2,160
200 Billy Hamilton * 2,159
201 Hal Chase 2,158
202 Magglio Ordóñez 2,156
203 Víctor Martínez 2,153
Don Mattingly 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 Buddy Myer 2,131
219 Herman Long 2,129
220 Mike Piazza * 2,127
221 Joe Mauer 2,123
222 Tommy Davis 2,121
223 Duke Snider * 2,116
224 Yadier Molina (111) 2,112
225 Dale Murphy 2,111
226 Chris Chambliss 2,109
227 Ellis Burks 2,107
228 Paul O'Neill 2,105
229 John Ward * 2,104
230 Arky Vaughan * 2,103
231 Felipe Alou 2,101
232 Clyde Milan 2,100
233 Brian Downing 2,099
234 Matt Holliday 2,096
Garry Templeton 2,096
236 Alfonso Soriano 2,095
237 Harvey Kuenn 2,092
Gary Carter * 2,092
239 Hal McRae 2,091
240 Alvin Dark 2,089
241 César Cedeño 2,087
242 Harmon Killebrew * 2,086
243 Tim Wallach 2,085
244 Jimmy Sheckard 2,084
245 Ed McKean 2,083
246 George J. Burns 2,077
Scott Rolen 2,077
248 Chuck Klein * 2,076
249 Carney Lansford 2,074
250 Dixie Walker 2,064
251 Del Ennis 2,063
Bobby Veach 2,063
253 Bob Elliott 2,061
254 Wally Joyner 2,060
255 Orlando Cabrera 2,055
256 Ray Durham 2,054
George Kell * 2,054
258 Bob Johnson 2,051
259 Adrián González 2,050
260 Johnny Bench * 2,048
261 Dummy Hoy 2,045
262 A. J. Pierzynski 2,043
263 Bobby Doerr * 2,042
264 Jack Glasscock 2,040
Mark Grudzielanek 2,040
266 Carlos Delgado 2,038
267 Raúl Ibañez 2,034
268 Lee May 2,031
269 Brandon Phillips 2,029
Ken Singleton 2,029
271 Joey Votto (119) 2,027
272 Tony Phillips 2,023
273 Amos Otis 2,020
Reggie Smith 2,020
275 Earl Averill * 2,019
276 George H. Burns 2,018
277 Bill Mazeroski * 2,016
278 Gary Matthews 2,011
Johnny Mize * 2,011
280 Jason Giambi 2,010
Bobby Bonilla 2,010
282 Bill Madlock 2,008
283 Tony Taylor 2,007
284 Frank White 2,006
285 Todd Zeile 2,004
Dave Bancroft * 2,004
287 Shawn Green 2,003

Active players with 1,800 or more hits through the end of the 2021 season.

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

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. baseball 2,000 hits.

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