List of Major League Baseball career at-bat leaders

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pete Rose, the all-time leader in at bats.

In baseball, an at bat (AB) or time at bat is a batter's turn batting against a pitcher. An at bat is different from a plate appearance. A batter is credited with a plate appearance regardless of what happens during his turn at bat. A batter is only credited with an at bat if that plate appearance does not have one of the results enumerated below. While at bats are used to calculate certain statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, a player can only qualify for the season-ending rankings in these categories if he accumulates 502 plate appearances during the season.[1]

Pete Rose is the all-time leader in at bats with 14,053. Rose is also the only player in MLB history with more than 13,000 or 14,000 at bats. There are only 28 players in MLB history that have reached 10,000 career at bats, with Adrián Beltré being the only one active.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career at-bats. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2017 ABs) Number of at-bats hit during the 2017 Major League Baseball season
AB Total career at-bats
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]


List[edit]

Adrián Beltré, the active leader in career at-bats and 16th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of the 2017 season.
Rank Player (2017 ABs) AB
1 Pete Rose 14,053
2 Hank Aaron * 12,364
3 Carl Yastrzemski * 11,988
4 Cal Ripken, Jr. * 11,551
5 Ty Cobb * 11,434
6 Eddie Murray * 11,336
7 Derek Jeter 11,195
8 Robin Yount * 11,008
9 Dave Winfield * 11,003
10 Stan Musial * 10,972
11 Rickey Henderson * 10,961
12 Willie Mays * 10,881
13 Craig Biggio * 10,876
14 Paul Molitor * 10,835
15 Brooks Robinson * 10,654
16 Adrián Beltré (340) 10,635
17 Omar Vizquel 10,586
18 Alex Rodriguez 10,566
19 Rafael Palmeiro 10,472
20 Honus Wagner * 10,439
21 George Brett * 10,349
22 Lou Brock * 10,332
23 Cap Anson * 10,281
24 Luis Aparicio * 10,231
25 Tris Speaker 10,195
26 Al Kaline * 10,116
27 Rabbit Maranville * 10,078
28 Frank Robinson * 10,006
29 Eddie Collins * 9,949
30 Andre Dawson * 9,927
31 Harold Baines 9,908
32 Ichiro Suzuki (196) 9,885
33 Reggie Jackson * 9,864
34 Barry Bonds 9,847
35 Ken Griffey Jr. * 9,801
36 Tony Pérez * 9,778
37 Carlos Beltrán (457) 9,768
38 Johnny Damon 9,736
39 Albert Pujols (593) 9,731
40 Rusty Staub 9,720
41 Vada Pinson 9,645
42 Iván Rodríguez * 9,592
43 Nap Lajoie * 9,589
44 Sam Crawford * 9,570
45 Jake Beckley * 9,551
46 Paul Waner * 9,459
47 Mel Ott * 9,456
48 Roberto Clemente * 9,454
49 Ernie Banks * 9,421
50 Bill Buckner 9,397
Rank Player (2017 ABs) AB
Steve Finley 9,397
52 Ozzie Smith * 9,396
53 Max Carey * 9,363
54 Dave Parker 9,358
55 Billy Williams * 9,350
56 Rod Carew * 9,315
57 Jimmy Rollins (0) 9,294
58 Tony Gwynn * 9,288
59 Joe Morgan * 9,277
60 Sam Rice * 9,269
61 Nellie Fox * 9,232
62 Gary Sheffield 9,217
63 Wade Boggs * 9,180
64 Willie Davis 9,174
65 Luis Gonzalez 9,157
66 Doc Cramer 9,140
67 Frankie Frisch * 9,112
68 Zach Wheat * 9,106
69 Lave Cross 9,084
70 Roberto Alomar * 9,073
71 Al Oliver 9,049
72 George Davis * 9,045
73 Bill Dahlen 9,036
74 Dwight Evans 8,996
75 Buddy Bell 8,995
76 Graig Nettles 8,986
77 Chipper Jones 8,984
78 Darrell Evans 8,973
79 Gary Gaetti 8,951
80 Tim Raines * 8,872
81 Charlie Gehringer * 8,860
82 Torii Hunter 8,857
83 Luke Appling * 8,856
84 Steve Garvey 8,835
85 Sammy Sosa 8,813
86 Tommy Corcoran 8,812
87 Harry Hooper * 8,785
88 Al Simmons * 8,759
89 Fred McGriff 8,757
90 Carlton Fisk * 8,756
91 Mickey Vernon 8,731
92 Dave Concepcion 8,723
93 Bert Campaneris 8,684
94 Ted Simmons 8,680
95 Julio Franco 8,677
96 Chili Davis 8,673
97 Goose Goslin * 8,656
98 Garret Anderson 8,640
David Ortiz 8,640
100 Bobby Wallace * 8,618

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball Explained by Phillip Mahony, McFarland Books, 2014. See www.baseballexplained.com Archived 2014-08-13 at the Wayback Machine.