Baseball Records

Major League Baseball Records

Baseball is the only professional sport where every single thing that every player on the field does is recorded — good or bad. Mark McGwire even once commented that during his seventy home run season the media was counting the number of cups of coffee he actually drank each and every day.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an unprecedented collection of baseball record books that will bring to life those "cups of coffee" and keep you up to date as the baseball records fall.

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"He just blew it (Nolan Ryan strikeout number five-thousand) by me. But it's an honor. I'll have another paragraph in all the baseball books. I'm already in the books three or four times." - Rickey Henderson

Major League Baseball Records

Baseball Records for Players

Caught Stealing Records Stolen Bases Records
Stealing Home Records Future Expansion Area
Commissioners & League Presidents Games Played Records
Guinness Book of World Records Positions Played Records
Future Expansion Area Tenure & Age Records
At-Bats Records Home Runs in a Season Records
Bases on Balls Records Home Runs in an Inning Records
Batting Average Records InsideTheParkHomeRunRecords
Batting Champion Records Intentional Bases on Balls Records
Batting Streaks Left on Base Records
Doubles Records Most Seasons With XX Home Runs
Extra Base Hits Records Multiple Home Run Games Records
Game Winning RBI Records On Base Percentage Records
Grand Slam Records Pinch Hitting Records
Grounding Into Double Play Records Plate Appearance Records
Hit By Pitch Records Runs Batted In Records
Hits Records Runs Scored Records
Hitting For The Cycle Records Sacrifice Fly Records
Home Runs - Age Related Records Singles Records
Home Runs - Consecutive Records Slugging Average Records
Home Runs in a Career Records Strikeout Records
Home Runs in a Game Records Total Bases Records
Home Runs in a Month Records Triples Records
1-Hit Game Records Innings Pitched Records
Balk Records Loss Records
Bases on Balls / Walks Allowed No Hitter Records
Complete Game Records Relief Pitching Records
Consecutive Scorless Innings Pitched Records Shutout Records
Games Pitched Records Saves Records
Games Started Records Strikeout Records
Hit Batsmen Records Wild Pitch Records
Holds Records Wins Records
Home Runs Allowed Records Future Expansion Area
Assists by Position 1B 2B 3B SS OF CA PI
Chances by Position 1B 2B 3B SS OF CA PI
Double Plays by Position 1B 2B 3B SS OF CA PI
Errors by Position 1B 2B 3B SS OF CA PI
Fielding Average by Position 1B 2B 3B SS OF CA
Putouts by Position 1B 2B 3B SS OF CA PI

The Record Books For Major League Teams

Team Records

Stolen Bases & Caught Stealing Future Expansion Area
Game Length by Time & Innings Games Played
Games Lost Games Won
At-Bat Records Home Runs in a Game by a Team Records
Bases on Balls & Intentional Walks Home Runs in a Month & Season
Batting Average Records Left on Base Records
Doubles Records Most Home Runs in a Game by Each Franchise
Game Winning RBI Records Runs Batted In Records
Grand Slam Records Runs Scored Records
Grounding Into Double Play Records Sacrifice Fly Records
Hits Records Singles Records
Hit By Pitcher Records Strikeout Records
Hitting For The Cycle Records Triples Records
1-Hit Game Records No Hitter Records
Balk Records Shutout Records
Holds Records Strikeout Records
Home Runs Allowed Records Future Expansion Area

Special Record Books

Team Specific & Event Based Records

All-Star Game Record Books World Series Record Books
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Records New York Yankees Records
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Is there a record book you would like to see listed? Please email your requests and Baseball Almanac will do the research. The record books in this section are updated daily with help from Major League Baseball, Elias Sports Bureau, ESPN Stats & Statistics, SABR members, and Sean Burrill - a baseball records expert.

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