List of Major League Baseball career hit by pitch leaders

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Hughie Jennings holds the record for most times hit by a pitch

In baseball, hit by pitch (HBP) is a situation in which a batter or his clothing or equipment (other than his bat) is struck directly by a pitch from the pitcher; the batter is called a hit batsman (HB). A hit batsman is awarded first base, provided that (in the plate umpire's judgment) he made an honest effort to avoid the pitch, although failure to do so is rarely called by an umpire. Being hit by a pitch is often caused by a batter standing too close to, or "crowding", home plate.

Below is the list of the top 100 Major League Baseball players who have been hit by a pitch the most during their MLB careers.

Hughie Jennings holds the Major League record for most hit by pitches, getting hit 287 times in his career. Craig Biggio (285), Tommy Tucker (272), Don Baylor (267), Jason Kendall (254), Ron Hunt (243), Dan McGann (230), and Chase Utley (203) are the only other players to be hit by 200 or more pitches during their careers.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career hit batsmen. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2018 HBP) Number of times hit by pitch during the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
HBP Total career times hit by pitch.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

Chase Utley, the active leader and 8th all time in being hit by pitches.
  • Stats updated as of August 10, 2018.
Rank Player (2018 HBP) HBP
1 Hughie Jennings * 287
2 Craig Biggio * 285
3 Tommy Tucker 272
4 Don Baylor 267
5 Jason Kendall 254
6 Ron Hunt 243
7 Dan McGann 230
8 Chase Utley (4) 203
9 Frank Robinson * 198
10 Minnie Miñoso 192
11 Jake Beckley * 183
12 Jason Giambi 180
13 Andrés Galarraga 178
14 Alex Rodriguez 176
15 Curt Welch 173
16 Carlos Delgado 172
17 Derek Jeter 170
18 Kid Elberfeld 165
19 Fernando Viña 157
20 Brady Anderson 154
Fred Clarke * 154
22 Chet Lemon 151
23 Jose Guillen 145
24 David Eckstein 143
Carlton Fisk * 143
26 Nellie Fox * 142
27 Art Fletcher 141
28 Bill Dahlen 140
29 Chuck Knoblauch 139
30 Larry Walker 138
31 Frank Chance 137
32 Gary Sheffield 135
33 Dummy Hoy 134
Reed Johnson 134
Nap Lajoie * 134
John McGraw * 134
Rickie Weeks Jr. (0) 134
38 Steve Brodie 132
Damion Easley 132
40 Shin-Soo Choo (7) 129
Brian Downing 129
Willie Keeler * 129
A. J. Pierzynski 129
44 Jeff Bagwell * 128
45 Carlos Quentin 127
Aramis Ramírez 127
Scott Rolen 127
48 Aaron Rowand 126
49 Jeff Kent 125
Honus Wagner * 125
Rank Player (2018 HBP) HBP
51 Prince Fielder 124
Matt Holliday (0) 124
53 Miguel Tejada 122
54 Buck Herzog 120
55 Melvin Mora 117
56 Jimmy Dykes 115
Sherm Lollar 115
58 Frankie Crosetti 114
Bill Freehan 114
Anthony Rizzo (16) 114
61 Josh Willingham 112
62 Andre Dawson * 111
Steve Evans 111
Luis Gonzalez 111
Mark Teixeira 111
66 George Burns 110
67 Sherry Magee 109
Manny Ramírez 109
69 David DeJesus 108
Bill Joyce 108
Mo Vaughn 108
72 Jason LaRue 107
Pete Rose 107
Wally Schang 107
75 Barry Bonds 106
Carlos Gómez (18) 106
77 Dan Brouthers * 105
Mark Grudzielanek 105
79 Paul Konerko 104
Albert Pujols (2) 104
Kevin Youkilis 104
82 Vladimir Guerrero * 103
Jon Jay (12) 103
Tris Speaker * 103
85 Orlando Cepeda * 102
Juan Pierre 102
87 Henry Larkin 101
Plácido Polanco 101
89 Elmer Flick * 99
Bucky Harris * 99
Eddie Yost 99
92 Rickey Henderson * 98
93 Dick Bartell 97
Torii Hunter 97
Andruw Jones 97
Mike Macfarlane 97
Dick Padden 97
98 Gary Gaetti 96
Alex Gordon (7) 96
Reggie Jackson * 96
Geoff Jenkins 96
Russell Martin (5) 96

Notes[edit]

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


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