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.

The ListEdit

* 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
6 Kazuhiro Kiyohara 1,530 1985–2008
7 Shigeo Nagashima * 1,522 1958–1974
8 Tomoaki Kanemoto 1,521 1992–2012
9 Katsuo Osugi * 1,507 1965–1983
10 Koji Yamamoto * 1,475 1969–1986
11 Sachio Kinugasa * 1,448 1965–1987
12 Masahiro Doi 1,400 1962–1981
13 Norihiro Nakamura 1,338 1992–2014
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
19 Alex Cabrera 1,272 2001–2012
Alex Ramírez 1,272 2001–2013
21 Hideji Katō 1,268 1969–1987
22 Yasunori Oshima 1,234 1971–1994
23 Shinnosuke Abe (2) 1,214 2001–present
24 Takeshi Yamasaki 1,205 1989–2013
25 Shinichi Eto * 1,189 1959–1976
26 Makoto Matsubara 1,180 1962–1981
27 Michihiro Ogasawara 1,169 1997–2015
28 Kōichi Tabuchi 1,135 1969–1984
Fumio Fujimura * 1,135 1936–1958
30 Shuichi Murata 1,123 2003-2017
31 Tatsunori Hara 1,093 1981–1995
32 Michiyo Arito 1,061 1969–1986
33 Noboru Aota 1,034 1942–1959
34 Akira Eto 1,020 1990–2009
35 Masayuki Kakefu 1,019 1974–1988
36 Atsuya Furuta * 1,009 1990–2007

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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