At-Bats Records

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for at-bats — including career at-bats marks, single season at-bats plateaus and game related at-bats records.

"The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time I let individual pressure get to me. I was uptight about it. When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything." - Career At-Bat Record Leader Carl Yastrzemski in Baseball Digest (September 1981, Peter Gammons, 'Yastrzemski Recalls His Most Memorable Game, Page 22)
At-Bats Records

Career At-Bats Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most At-Bats
In A Career
( Top 1,000 )

AL

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston

11,988

11,988

NL

Pete Rose

Cincinnati

10,934

14,053

Philadelphia

2,841

Montreal

278

Most Consecutive At-Bats
In A Career
Without a Home Run

AL

Eddie Foster

Washington

2,127

3,278

Boston

907

St. Louis

244

NL

Tommy Thevenow

St. Louis

372

3,347

Philadelphia

890

Pittsburgh

1,730

Cincinnati

321

Boston

34

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Single Season At-Bats Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most At-Bats
In A Season
( Top 500 )

AL

Willie Wilson

Kansas City

705

1980
NL

Jimmy Rollins

Philadelphia

716

2007

Most At-Bats
In A Season
By A Lefthander

AL

Ichiro Suzuki

Seattle

704

2004
NL

Matty Alou

Pittsburgh

698

1969

Most At-Bats
In A Season
By A Pinch Hitter

AL

Dave Philley

Baltimore

72

1961
NL Ichiro Suzuki

Miami

100

2017

Most At-Bats
In A Season
By A Righthander

AL

Alfonso Soriano

New York

696

2002
NL

Juan Samuel

Philadelphia

701

1984

Most At-Bats
In A Season
By A Rookie

AL

Ichiro Suzuki

Seattle

692

2001
NL

Juan Samuel

Philadelphia

701

1984

Most At-Bats
In A Season
By A Switch-Hitter

AL

Willie Wilson

Kansas City

705

1980
NL

Jimmy Rollins

Philadelphia

716

2007

Most Seasons
Leading The League
Consecutively
( Year-by-Year )

AL

Ichiro Suzuki

Seattle

5

2004 - 2008
NL

Sparky Adams

Chicago

3

1925 - 1927

Dave Cash

Philadelphia

1974 - 1976

Most Seasons
Leading The League
( Year-by-Year )

AL Ichiro Suzuki Seattle

8

2001
Seattle 2004
Seattle 2005
Seattle 2006
Seattle 2007
Seattle 2008
Seattle 2010

Seattle

2011
NL

Abner Dalrymple

Chicago

4

1880

Chicago

1882

Chicago

1884

Chicago

1885

Pete Rose

Cincinnati 1965
Cincinnati 1972
Cincinnati 1973
Cincinnati 1977
Jimmy Rollins

Philadelphia

2001

Philadelphia

2002

Philadelphia

2007

Philadelphia

2009
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Game At-Bats Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most At-Bats
In A Doubleheader
18 Innings

AL

Dave Philley

Chicago

13

05-30-1950
05-30-1950
NL

Billy Herman

Chicago

13

08-21-1935
08-21-1935

Rabbit Maranville

Pittsburgh

08-08-1922
08-08-1922

Most At-Bats
Extra Inning Game

AL

Johnny Burnett

Cleveland

11

07-10-1932
18 Innings

Julio Cruz

Chicago

05-08-1984
25 Innings

Cecil Cooper

Milwaukee

05-08-1984
25 Innings

Carlton Fisk

Chicago

05-08-1984
25 Innings

Irv Hall

Philadelphia

07-21-1945
24 Innings

Rudy Law

Chicago

05-08-1984
25 Innings

Ed Morgan

Cleveland

07-10-1932
18 Innings

Bobby Richardson

New York

06-24-1962
22 Innings
NL

Carson Bigbee

Pittsburgh

11

08-22-1917
22 Innings

Tony Boeckel

Boston

05-01-1920
26 Innings

Dave Cash

Montreal

05-21-1977
21 Innings

Ralph Garr

Atlanta

05-04-1973
20 Innings

Charlie Pick

Boston

05-01-1920
26 Innings

Dave Schneck

New York

09-11-1974
25 Innings
Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

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Pete Rose had more than six-hundred at-bats for seventeen seasons including thirteen consecutive seasons, both of which are Major League records.

The record for at-bats during a nine-inning game is eight held by eighteen Major League players. However, the last player to accomplish this was Barry McCormick of Chicago on June 29, 1897.

Did you know that Jimmie Foxx is the only American League player to have six plate appearances and zero at-bats? In a show of true respect, he was walked six times on June 16, 1938 . National League players who tied his record are: Miller Huggins of St. Louis on June 1, 1910; Pop Smith of Boston on April 17, 1890; Billy Urbanski of Boston on June 13, 1934 ; and Walt Wilmot of Chicago on August 22, 1891.

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