List of Nippon Professional Baseball players with 1,000 runs batted in
The following is a list of Nippon Professional Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 run batted in (RBI) milestone. RBIs are usually accumulated in baseball by successfully allowing a runner on base to score as a result of making contact at-bat, although a batter is credited with an RBI if a run scores as a result of his reaching first base with the bases loaded as a result of either a base on balls (walk) or being hit by a pitch.
Sadaharu Oh holds the Nippon Professional Baseball RBI career record with 2,170.
|*||denotes elected to Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.|
|Bold||denotes active player.[note 1]|
Stats updated as of April 16, 2018.
|Rank||Player (2017 RBIs)||HR||Years|
|1||Sadaharu Oh *||2,170||1959–1980|
|2||Katsuya Nomura *||1,988||1954–1980|
|3||Hiromitsu Kadota *||1,678||1970–1992|
|4||Isao Harimoto *||1,676||1959–1981|
|5||Hiromitsu Ochiai *||1,564||1979–1998|
|7||Shigeo Nagashima *||1,522||1958–1974|
|9||Katsuo Osugi *||1,507||1965–1983|
|10||Koji Yamamoto *||1,475||1969–1986|
|11||Sachio Kinugasa *||1,448||1965–1987|
|14||Tetsuharu Kawakami *||1,319||1938–1958|
|15||Koji Akiyama *||1,312||1981, 1984–2002|
|16||Tuffy Rhodes||1,292||1996–2005, 2007–2009|
|17||Kazuhiro Yamauchi *||1,286||1952–1970|
|18||Takahiro Arai (0)||1,279||1999-present|
|23||Shinnosuke Abe (2)||1,214||2001–present|
|25||Shinichi Eto *||1,189||1959–1976|
|Fumio Fujimura *||1,135||1936–1958|
|36||Atsuya Furuta *||1,009||1990–2007|
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.
- Career Batting Data from Japanese Star Players, BaseballGuru.com