RBI Records / Runs Batted in Records

Major League Baseball RBI Records

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for runs batted in — including career RBI records, single season RBI records, exclusive month-by-month RBI records and game related RBI records.

" Babe Ruth never had to contend with anything like that when he was establishing his record." - Hall of Famer (and multiple RBI record holder) Hank Aaron
Runs Batted In Records / RBI Records

Career RBI Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most RBIs
In A Career
( Top 1,000 )

AL

Babe Ruth

Boston

230

2,201

New York

1,971

NL

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee

1,305

2,202

Atlanta

897

ML

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee [NL]

1,305

2,297

Atlanta [NL]

897

Milwaukee [AL]

95

Runs Batted In Records / RBI Records

Single Season RBI Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most RBIs
In A Season
( Top 500 )

AL

Lou Gehrig

New York

184 1931
NL

Hack Wilson

Chicago

191 1930

Most RBIs
In A Season
By A Lefthander

AL

Lou Gehrig

New York

184 1931
NL

Chuck Klein

Philadelphia

170 1930

Most RBIs
In A Season
By A Righthander

AL

Hank Greenberg

Detroit

183 1937
NL

Hack Wilson

Chicago

191 1930

Most RBIs
In A Season
By A Rookie

AL

Ted Williams

Boston

145 1939
NL

Albert Pujols

St. Louis

130 2001

Most RBIs
In A Season
By A Switch-Hitter

AL

M ark Teixeira

Texas

144 2005
NL

Lance Berkman

Houston

136 2006

Most Seasons
Leading The League in RBIs
( Yearly Leaders )

AL

Babe Ruth

Boston

6 1919

New York

1920

New York

1921

New York

1923

New York

1926

New York

1928
NL

Cap Anson

Chicago

8 1880

Chicago

1881

Chicago

1882

Chicago

1884

Chicago

1885

Chicago

1886

Chicago

1888

Chicago

1891

Most Seasons
Leading The League in RBIs
Consecutively
( Yearly Leaders )

AL

Ty Cobb

Detroit

3 1907

Detroit

1908

Detroit

1909

Cecil Fielder

Detroit

1990

Detroit

1991

Detroit

1992

Babe Ruth

Boston

1919

New York

1920

New York

1921
NL

Cap Anson

Chicago 3 1880
Chicago 1881
Chicago 1882
Cap Anson Chicago 1884
Chicago 1885
Chicago 1886
George Foster

Cincinnati

1976

Cincinnati

1977

Cincinnati

1978

Rogers Hornsby

St. Louis

1920

St. Louis

1921

St. Louis

1922

Joe Medwick

St. Louis

1936

St. Louis

1937

St. Louis

1938

Most Seasons
With 100+ RBIs
( Every Player With 10+)

Bold = League Records

AL

Alex Rodriguez

Seattle 4

14

Texas 3
New York 7
ML Albert Pujols St. Louis [NL] 10 14
Los Angeles [AL] 4
AL Jimmie Foxx

Philadelphia

7 13

Boston

6
AL Lou Gehrig New York 13 13
AL

Babe Ruth

Boston

1 13

New York

12
NL

Barry Bonds

Pittsburgh

3

12

San Francisco 9
ML Miguel Cabrera Florida [NL] 4 12
Detroit [AL] 8
ML Manny Ramirez Cleveland [AL] 5 12
Boston [AL] 6
Boston [AL] / Los Angeles [NL] 1
AL Al Simmons Philadelphia 9 12
Chicago 2
Detroit 1
NL Hank Aaron Milwaukee 7 11
Atlanta 4
AL Goose Goslin Washington 5 11
St. Louis 3
Detroit 3
AL Frank Thomas Chicago 10 11
Oakland 1
ML Joe Carter Cleveland [AL] 3 10
San Diego [NL] 1
Toronto [AL] 6
ML Vladimir Guerrero Montreal [NL] 5 10
Los Angeles [AL] 4
Texas [AL] 1
NL Willie Mays New York 2 10
San Francisco 8
NL Stan Musial St. Louis 10 10
AL David Ortiz Boston 10 10
AL Rafael Palmeiro Texas 1 10
Baltimore 4

Texas

5

Most Seasons
With 100+ RBIs
Consecutively
( Every Player With 10+)

Bold = League Records

AL

Jimmie Foxx

Philadelphia

7 13

Boston

6
AL Lou Gehrig New York 13 13
AL

Alex Rodriguez

Seattle 3 13
Texas 3

New York

7
AL Al Simmons Philadelphia 9 11
Chicago 2
ML Miguel Cabrera Florida [NL] 4 11
Detroit [AL] 7

NL

Albert Pujols

St. Louis

10

10

Most Seasons
With 150+ RBIs

AL

Lou Gehrig

New York

7
NL

Sammy Sosa

Chicago

2

Hack Wilson

Chicago

Most Seasons
With 150+ RBIs
Consecutively

AL

Lou Gehrig

New York

3 1930 - 1932

Babe Ruth

New York

1929 - 1931
NL

Hack Wilson

Chicago

2 1929 - 1930
Runs Batted In Records / RBI Records

Month-by-Month RBI Records | Original Research by Glenn Rooth

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most RBIs
In March

AL

Domingo Santana

Seattle

10 2019
NL Cody Bellinger Los Angeles 8 2019

Christian Yelich

Milwaukee

8 2019

Most RBIs
In April

AL

Juan Gonzalez

Texas

35 1998
NL

Barry Bonds

San Francisco

32 1996

Mark McGwire

St. Louis

1998

Albert Pujols

St. Louis

2006

Most RBIs
In May

AL

Ty Cobb

Detroit

43 1925
NL

Cy Williams

Philadelphia

44 1923

Most RBIs
In June

AL

Hank Greenberg

Detroit

47 1935
NL

Mel Ott

New York

47 1929

Most RBIs
In July

AL

Lou Gehrig

New York

49 1930
NL

Cap Anson

Chicago

43 1894

Most RBIs
In August

AL

Joe DiMaggio

New York

53 1939
NL

Sam Thompson

Philadelphia

61 1894

Most RBIs
In September

AL

Babe Ruth

New York

43 1927
NL

Sam Thompson

Philadelphia

54 1895

Most
In October

AL

Carlos Beltran

Kansas City

12 2001

Hal McRae

Kansas City

12

1980

NL

Richie Sexson

Milwaukee

14 2001
Runs Batted In Records / RBI Records

Game Specific RBI Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most RBIs
In A Game

AL

Tony Lazzeri

New York

11 05-24-1936

NL

Jim Bottomley

St. Louis

12 09-16-1924

Mark Whiten

St. Louis

09-07-1993
Most RBIs
In A Game
By A Leadoff Batter
AL Bill Glynn Cleveland 8 07-05-1954
Jim Northrup Detroit 07-11-1973
Mookie Betts Boston 07-02-2017
NL Augie Bergamo St. Louis 8 07-04-1945
Ronnie Belliard Colorado 09-23-2003
Most RBIs
In A Game
By A Pitcher
AL Vic Raschi New York 7 08-04-1953
NL Tony Cloninger Atlanta 9 07-03-1966
Henry Staley Boston 06-01-1893

Most RBIs
In A Game
First Game Ever
(Since Official RBIs [1921])

Bold = League Record

AL Pat Borders Toronto 5 04-06-1988
Ben Grieve Oakland 09-03-1997

NL

Starlin Castro

Chicago

6 05-07-2010

Joe Cunningham

St. Louis

5 06-30-1954

Walter Mueller

Philadelphia

05-07-1922

Most RBIs
In A Doubleheader

AL

Earl Averill

Cleveland

11 09-17-1930

Cleveland

09-17-1930

Boog Powell

Baltimore

07-06-1966

Baltimore

07-06-1966

Jim Tabor

Boston

07-04-1939

Boston

07-04-1939

NL

Nate Colbert

San Diego

13 08-01-1972

San Diego

08-01-1972

Mark Whiten

St. Louis

09-07-1993

St. Louis

09-07-1993

Most RBIs
In 2 Consecutive Games

AL

Tony Lazzeri

New York

15

05-23-1936 (4)

05-24-1936 (11)

NL

Sammy Sosa

Chicago

14

08-10-2002 (9)

08-11-2002 (5)

Most RBIs
In Any Inning

Bold = League Record

AA

Ed Cartwright

St. Louis

7 09-23-1890

AL

Alex Rodriguez

New York

7 10-04-2009

6 th Inning

Bobby Abreu

New York

6 09-12-2006
1 st Inning

Joe Astroth

Philadelphia

09-23-1950

6 th Inning

Raul Ibanez

Seattle

08-04-2008
7 th Inning

Bob Johnson

Philadelphia

08-29-1937
1 st Inning

Jim Lemon

Washington

09-05-1959
3 rd Inning

Tom McBride

Boston

08-04-1945
4 th Inning

Gil McDougald

New York

05-03-1951
9 th Inning

Sam Mele

Chicago

06-10-1952
4 th Inning

David Ortiz

Boston

08-12-2008
1 st Inning

Carlos Quintana

Boston

07-30-1991
3 rd Inning

Matt Stairs

Oakland

07-05-1996
1 st Inning

Matt Williams

Cleveland

08-27-1997
4 th Inning

NL

Fernando Tatis

St. Louis

8 04-23-1999
3 rd Inning

Most Games
With An RBI
Consecutively
1 RBI in Each Game

Bold = League Record

AL

Tris Speaker

Philadelphia

14 05-16-1928
05-30-1928

Mike Sweeney

Kansas City

13 06-23-1999
07-04-1999

Taffy Wright

Chicago

13 05-04-1941
05-20-1941

NL

Ray Grimes

Chicago

17 06-27-1922
07-23-1922

Mike Piazza

New York

15 06-14-2000
07-02-2000

Jorge Cantu

Florida

14

09-29-2009
04-15-2010

George Van Haltren

New York

14 07-25-1895
08-10-1895

Nap Lajoie

Philadelphia

13

04-19-1899
05-03-1899
Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Runs Batted In Records / RBI Records by Baseball Almanac



The American & National League record for runs batted during a game are listed above, but posted below are batters with at least ten RBIs in a game a feat rarer than a perfect game or four home run game :

10 RBIs in a Game

Name

Team

Lg

Pos

Date

RBIs

Jim Bottomley

St. Louis

NL

1B

09-16-1924

12

Mark Whiten

St. Louis

NL

CF

09-07-1993

12

Wilbert Robinson

Baltimore

NL

C

06-10-1892

11

Tony Lazzeri

New York

AL

2B

05-24-1936

11

Phil Weintraub

New York

NL

1B

04-30-1944

11

Rudy York

Boston

AL

1B

07-27-1946

10

Walker Cooper

Cincinnati

NL

C

07-06-1949

10

Norm Zauchin

Boston

AL

1B

05-27-1955

10

Reggie Jackson

Oakland

AL

RF

06-14-1969

10

Fred Lynn

Boston

AL

CF

06-18-1975

10

Nomar Garciaparra

Boston

AL

SS

05-10-1999

10

Alex Rodriguez

New York

AL

3B

04-26-2005

10

Garret Anderson

Los Angeles

AL

LF

08-21-2007

10

Anthony Rendon Washington NL 3B 04-30-2017 10
Scooter Gennett Cincinnati NL LF 06-06-2017 10
Mark Reynolds Washington NL 1B 07-07-2018 10

Did you know that hall of famer Richie Ashburn of the National League Philadelphia Phillies (twenty in 1959) & Morrie Rath of the American League Chicago White Sox (nineteen in 1912) hold their respective league records for fewest runs batted in during a complete season (one-hundred fifty games played)?

On September 2, 1996 , Mike Greenwell of Boston had nine runs batted in during a ten inning game. This is the record for most runs batted in where one player accounted for ALL of a team's RBIs.

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