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), and Dan McGann (230) are the only other players to be hit by more than 200 pitches during their careers. Chase Utley is the active player who has been hit by the most pitches, being hit 199 times.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career hit batsmen. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2017 HBP) Number of times hit by pitch during the 2017 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 the 2017 season.
Rank Player (2017 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 (9) 199
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. (3) 134
38 Steve Brodie 132
Damion Easley 132
40 Brian Downing 129
Willie Keeler * 129
A. J. Pierzynski 129
43 Jeff Bagwell * 128
44 Carlos Quentin 127
Aramis Ramírez 127
Scott Rolen 127
47 Aaron Rowand 126
48 Jeff Kent 125
Honus Wagner * 125
50 Prince Fielder 124
Rank Player (2017 HBP) HBP
Matt Holliday (3) 124
52 Shin-Soo Choo (6) 122
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
60 Josh Willingham 112
61 Andre Dawson * 111
Steve Evans 111
Luis Gonzalez 111
Mark Teixeira 111
65 George Burns 110
66 Sherry Magee 109
Manny Ramírez 109
68 David DeJesus 108
Bill Joyce 108
Mo Vaughn 108
71 Jason LaRue 107
Pete Rose 107
Wally Schang 107
74 Barry Bonds 106
75 Dan Brouthers * 105
Mark Grudzielanek 105
77 Paul Konerko 104
Kevin Youkilis 104
79 Vladimir Guerrero 103
Tris Speaker * 103
81 Orlando Cepeda * 102
Juan Pierre 102
Albert Pujols (2) 102
84 Henry Larkin 101
Plácido Polanco 101
86 Elmer Flick * 99
Bucky Harris * 99
Eddie Yost 99
89 Rickey Henderson * 98
Anthony Rizzo (24) 98
91 Dick Bartell 97
Torii Hunter 97
Andruw Jones 97
Mike Macfarlane 97
Dick Padden 97
96 Gary Gaetti 96
Reggie Jackson * 96
Geoff Jenkins 96
99 Ty Cobb * 94
Ed Delahanty * 94
Matt Lawton 94
John Reilly 94
Jake Stahl 94
John Titus 94

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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