Hit by a Pitch Records

Major League Baseball Records for Getting Hit by Pitches

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for being hit by pitchers — including career hit by pitch marks, single season hit by pitch plateaus and game related hut by pitch records.

"I came into this game sane and I want to leave it sane." - Don Baylor in Before they were the Bombers (Jim Reisler, McFarland & Company Publishers, June 2002, Page 138)
Hit By A Pitch Records

Most Times Hit by a Pitch in a Career

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Career
( Top 1,000 )

AL

Don Baylor

Baltimore

46

267

Oakland

32

California

66

New York

60

Boston

59

Minnesota

4

NL

Craig Biggio

Houston

285

285

ML

Hughie Jennings

Louisville [AA]

9

287

Louisville [NL]

10

Baltimore [NL]

197

Brooklyn [NL]

40

Philadelphia [NL]

31

Detroit [AL]

0

Hit By A Pitch Records

Single Season Hit by Pitch Records

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Fewest Hit by Pitch
By The League Leader

AL

Frankie Crosetti

New York

5

1934

Frankie Pytlak

Cleveland

1934
NL

Buddy Blattner

New York

6

1946

Andre Dawson

Montreal

1980

Dan Driessen

Cincinnati

1980

Tim Foli

Pittsburgh

1980

Greg Luzinski

Philadelphia

1980

Elliott Maddox

New York

1980

Pete Rose

Philadelphia

1980

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Season
( Top 500 )

AL

Don Baylor

Boston

35

1986
NL

Hughie Jennings

Baltimore

51

1896

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Season
By A Lefthander

AL

Brady Anderson

Baltimore

24

1999
NL

Steve Evans

St. Louis

31

1910

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Season
By A Righthander

AL

Don Baylor

Boston

35

1986
NL

Hughie Jennings

Baltimore

51

1896

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Season
By A Rookie

AA

Tommy Tucker

Baltimore

29

1887
AL

David Eckstein

Anaheim

21

2001
NL

Frank Robinson

Cincinnati

20

1956

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Season
By A Switch-Hitter

AA

Tommy Tucker

Baltimore

33

1889
AL Carl Everett Texas (5)

15

2003
Chicago (10)

Gene Larkin

Minnesota

1988
NL

F.P. Santangelo

Montreal

25

1997

Most At Bats
In A Season
Without A Hit By Pitch

AL

Sandy Alomar

California

689

1971
NL

Cesar Izturis

Los Angeles

670

2004

Most Seasons
Leading The League

AL

Minnie Minoso

Cleveland

10

1951

Chicago

1952

Chicago

1953

Chicago

1954

Chicago

1956

Chicago

1957

Chicago

1958

Chicago

1959

Chicago

1960

Chicago

1961
NL

Ron Hunt

San Francisco

7

1968

San Francisco

1969

San Francisco

1970

Montreal

1971

Montreal

1972

Montreal

1973

Montreal / St. Louis

1974

Most Seasons
Leading The League
Consecutively

AL

Minnie Minoso

Chicago

6

1956-1961

Cleveland

NL

Ron Hunt

San Francisco

7

1968-1974

Montreal

St. Louis

Hit By A Pitch Records

Most Times Hit by a Pitch in a Game

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most Hit by Pitch
In A Game

(Since 1901)

AL Nap Lajoie Cleveland 3 09-23-1908
Bert Daniels New York 06-20-1913
Wally Schang New York 05-15-1923
Sherm Lollar Chicago 06-08-1956
Bill Freehan Detroit 08-16-1968
Craig Kusick Minnesota 08-27-1975
Damion Easley Detroit 05-31-1999
Damion Easley Detroit 07-16-2002
Melvin Mora Baltimore 07-18-2002
Corey Koskie Minnesota 07-27-2004
Reed Johnson Toronto 04-16-2005
Jonny Gomes Tampa Bay 08-15-2005
Reed Johnson Toronto 04-07-2006
Reed Johnson Toronto 04-29-2006
Manny Ramirez Boston 07-05-2008
Austin Kearns Cleveland 07-05-2010
Brandon Guyer Tampa Bay 10-02-2015
Brandon Guyer Tampa Bay 04-21-2016
Jarrod Dyson Seattle 05-16-2017
NL Steve Evans St. Louis

3

08-03-1910
Mel Ott New York 09-15-1938
Ron Hunt San Francisco 04-29-1969
Tito Fuentes San Francisco 09-13-1973
Glenn Davis Houston 04-09-1990
Richard Hidalgo Houston 04-19-2000
Nomar Garciaparra Los Angeles 07-03-2006
Chase Utley Philadelphia 04-08-2008
Matt Carpenter St. Louis 06-04-2013
Tim Locastro Arizona 05-24-2019
Derek Dietrich Cincinnati 06-21-2019
Hit By A Pitch Records

Most Times Hit by a Pitch in an Inning

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data
Most Hit by Pitch
In An Inning
AL Brady Anderson Baltimore 2 05-23-1999
1 st Inning
Brandon Moss Oakland 04-25-2014
9 th Inning
NL

Willard Schmidt

Cincinnati

2

04-26-1959
3 rd Inning

Frank Thomas

New York

04-29-1962
4 th Inning

Andres Galarraga

Colorado

07-12-1996
7 th Inning
Jose Guillen San Francisco 09-23-2010
2 nd Inning
David DeJesus Chicago 06-18-2012
7 th Inning
Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Hit By A Pitch Records



Did you know that Reed Johnson holds the Major League record for most games in a career with three hit by pitch? Reed set the mark on April 29, 2006 , after being plunked for the third time in the same game, the third time in his career ( April 7, 2006 and April 16, 2005 were the other two instances).
Frank Chance played in a double header on May 30, 1904, and became the only player to ever get hit by a pitch five times during a double header.
The Hall of Fame shared this about Hughie Jennings , the all-time hit by pitch leader , "The shortstop was hit by a pitch an astounding 287 times in his career. In one game in particular, he was hit in the head by a pitch in the third inning and remarkably, he continued to play the rest of the game. But, as soon as it finished, he collapsed and remained unconscious for the three days that followed."
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