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.
Players with 2,000 or more hitsEdit
|Rank||Rank among leaders in career hits. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player (2022 Hits)||Number of hits during the 2022 Major League Baseball season.|
|Hits||Total career hits.|
|*||denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.|
|Bold||denotes active player.[a]|
- Stats updated as of August 7, 2022
Active players with 1,800 or more hits through August 8, 2022.
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or has not played for a full season.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.