Year by Year Leaders for Doubles

Ever wonder who had the most doubles the year you were born? How about players from you favorite team — have they ever led the league in doubles?

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a year-by-year leaderboard in Major League doubles for every season since 1876. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

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"The good right fielder does not ad-lib." - Doubles Leader (1956) Jimmy Piersall

Doubles
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2020'

1876 - - - 1876

Ross Barnes

21

Chicago

Dick Higham

Hartford

Paul Hines

Chicago

1877 - - - 1877

Cap Anson

19

Chicago

1878 - - - 1878

Dick Higham

22

Providence

1879 - - - 1879

Charlie Eden

31

Cleveland

1880 - - - 1880

Fred Dunlap

27

Cleveland

1881 - - - 1881

Paul Hines

27

Providence

King Kelly

Chicago

1882 - - - 1882

King Kelly

37

Chicago

1883 - - - 1883

Ned Williamson

49

Chicago

1884 - - - 1884

Paul Hines

36

Providence

1885 - - - 1885

Cap Anson

35

Chicago

1886 - - - 1886

Dan Brouthers

40

Detroit

1887 - - - 1887

Dan Brouthers

36

Detroit

1888 - - - 1888

Dan Brouthers

33

Detroit

Jimmy Ryan

Chicago

1889 - - - 1889

King Kelly

41

Boston

1890 - - - 1890

Sam Thompson

41

Philadelphia

1891 - - - 1891

Mike Griffin

36

Brooklyn

1892 - - - 1892

Roger Connor

37

Philadelphia

1893 - - - 1893

Sam Thompson

37

Philadelphia

1894 - - - 1894

Hugh Duffy

51

Boston

1895 - - - 1895

Ed Delahanty

49

Philadelphia

1896 - - - 1896

Ed Delahanty

44

Philadelphia

1897 - - - 1897

Jake Stenzel

43

Baltimore

1898 - - - 1898

Nap Lajoie

43

Philadelphia

1899 - - - 1899

Ed Delahanty

55

Philadelphia

1900 - - - 1900

Honus Wagner

45

Pittsburgh

1901 Nap Lajoie

48

Philadelphia 1901

Tom Daly

38

Brooklyn

Ed Delahanty

Philadelphia

1902 Harry Davis

43

Philadelphia 1902

Honus Wagner

30

Pittsburgh

Ed Delahanty Washington
1903 Socks Seybold

45

Philadelphia 1903

Fred Clarke

32

Pittsburgh

Sam Mertes

New York

Harry Steinfeldt

Cincinnati

1904 Nap Lajoie

49

Cleveland 1904

Honus Wagner

44

Pittsburgh

1905 Harry Davis

47

Philadelphia 1905

Cy Seymour

40

Cincinnati

1906 Nap Lajoie

48

Cleveland 1906

Honus Wagner

38

Pittsburgh

1907 Harry Davis

35

Philadelphia 1907

Honus Wagner

38

Pittsburgh

1908 Ty Cobb

36

Detroit 1908

Honus Wagner

39

Pittsburgh

1909 Sam Crawford

35

Detroit 1909

Honus Wagner

39

Pittsburgh

1910 Nap Lajoie

51

Cleveland 1910

Bobby Byrne

43

Pittsburgh

1911 Ty Cobb

47

Detroit 1911

Ed Konetchy

38

St. Louis

1912 Tris Speaker

53

Boston 1912

Heinie Zimmerman

41

Chicago

1913 Joe Jackson

39

Cleveland 1913

Red Smith

40

Brooklyn

1914 Tris Speaker

46

Boston 1914

Sherry Magee

39

Philadelphia

1915 Bobby Veach

40

Detroit 1915

Larry Doyle

40

New York

1916 Jack Graney

41

Cleveland 1916

Bert Niehoff

42

Philadelphia

Tris Speaker Cleveland
1917 Ty Cobb

44

Detroit 1917

Heinie Groh

39

Cincinnati

1918 Tris Speaker

33

Cleveland 1918

Heinie Groh

28

Cincinnati

1919 Bobby Veach

45

Detroit 1919

Ross Youngs

31

New York

1920 Tris Speaker

50

Cleveland 1920

Rogers Hornsby

44

St. Louis

1921 Tris Speaker

52

Cleveland 1921

Rogers Hornsby

44

St. Louis

1922 Tris Speaker

48

Cleveland 1922

Rogers Hornsby

46

St. Louis

1923 Tris Speaker

59

Cleveland 1923

Edd Roush

41

Cincinnati

1924 Harry Heilmann

45

Detroit 1924

Rogers Hornsby

43

St. Louis

Joe Sewell Cleveland
1925 Marty McManus

44

St. Louis 1925

Jim Bottomley

44

St. Louis

1926 George Burns

64

Cleveland 1926

Jim Bottomley

40

St. Louis

1927 Lou Gehrig

52

New York 1927

Riggs Stephenson

46

Chicago

1928 Lou Gehrig

47

New York 1928

Paul Waner

50

Pittsburgh

Heinie Manush St. Louis
1929 Charlie Gehringer

45

Detroit 1929

Johnny Frederick

52

Brooklyn

Roy Johnson Detroit
Heinie Manush St. Louis
1930 Johnny Hodapp

51

Cleveland 1930

Chuck Klein

59

Philadelphia

1931 Earl Webb

67

Boston 1931

Sparky Adams

46

St. Louis

1932 Eric McNair

47

Philadelphia 1932

Paul Waner

62

Pittsburgh

1933 Joe Cronin

45

Washington 1933

Chuck Klein

44

Philadelphia

1934 Hank Greenberg

63

Detroit 1934

Ethan Allen

42

Philadelphia

Kiki Cuyler

Chicago

1935 Joe Vosmik

47

Cleveland 1935

Billy Herman

57

Chicago

1936 Charlie Gehringer

60

Detroit 1936

Joe Medwick

64

St. Louis

1937 Beau Bell

51

St. Louis 1937

Joe Medwick

56

St. Louis

1938 Joe Cronin

51

Boston 1938

Joe Medwick

47

St. Louis

1939 Red Rolfe

46

New York 1939

Enos Slaughter

52

St. Louis

1940 Hank Greenberg

50

Detroit 1940

Frank McCormick

44

Cincinnati

1941 Lou Boudreau

45

Cleveland 1941

Johnny Mize

39

St. Louis

Pete Reiser

Brooklyn

1942 Don Kolloway

40

Chicago 1942

Marty Marion

38

St. Louis

1943 Dick Wakefield

38

Detroit 1943

Stan Musial

48

St. Louis

1944 Lou Boudreau

45

Cleveland 1944

Stan Musial

51

St. Louis

1945 Wally Moses

35

Chicago 1945

Tommy Holmes

47

Boston

1946 Mickey Vernon

51

Washington 1946

Stan Musial

50

St. Louis

1947 Lou Boudreau

45

Cleveland 1947

Eddie Miller

38

Cincinnati

1948 Ted Williams

44

Boston 1948

Stan Musial

46

St. Louis

1949 Ted Williams

39

Boston 1949

Stan Musial

41

St. Louis

1950 George Kell

56

Detroit 1950

Red Schoendienst

43

St. Louis

1951 George Kell

36

Detroit 1951

Alvin Dark

41

New York

Sam Mele Washington
Eddie Yost Washington
1952 Ferris Fain

43

Philadelphia 1952

Stan Musial

42

St. Louis

1953 Mickey Vernon

43

Washington 1953

Stan Musial

53

St. Louis

1954 Mickey Vernon

33

Washington 1954

Stan Musial

41

St. Louis

1955 Harvey Kuenn

38

Detroit 1955

Hank Aaron

37

Milwaukee

Johnny Logan

Milwaukee

1956 Jimmy Piersall

40

Boston 1956

Hank Aaron

34

Milwaukee

1957 Billy Gardner

36

Baltimore 1957

Don Hoak

39

Cincinnati

Minnie Minoso Chicago
1958 Harvey Kuenn

39

Detroit 1958

Orlando Cepeda

38

San Francisco

1959 Harvey Kuenn

42

Detroit 1959

Vada Pinson

47

Cincinnati

1960 Tito Francona

36

Cleveland 1960

Vada Pinson

37

Cincinnati

1961 Al Kaline

41

Detroit 1961

Hank Aaron

39

Milwaukee

1962 Floyd Robinson

45

Chicago 1962

Frank Robinson

51

Cincinnati

1963 Carl Yastrzemski

40

Boston 1963

Dick Groat

43

St. Louis

1964 Tony Oliva

43

Minnesota 1964

Lee Maye

44

Milwaukee

1965 Zoilo Versalles

45

Minnesota 1965

Hank Aaron

40

Milwaukee

Carl Yastrzemski Boston
1966 Carl Yastrzemski

39

Boston 1966

Johnny Callison

40

Philadelphia

1967 Tony Oliva

34

Minnesota 1967

Rusty Staub

44

Houston

1968 Reggie Smith

37

Boston 1968

Lou Brock

46

St. Louis

1969 Tony Oliva

39

Minnesota 1969

Matty Alou

41

Pittsburgh

1970 Tony Oliva

36

Minnesota 1970

Wes Parker

47

Los Angeles

Amos Otis Kansas City
Cesar Tovar Minnesota
1971 Reggie Smith

33

Boston 1971

Cesar Cedeno

40

Houston

1972 Lou Piniella

33

Kansas City 1972

Cesar Cedeno

39

Houston

Willie Montanez

Philadelphia

1973 Sal Bando

32

Oakland 1973

Willie Stargell

43

Pittsburgh

Pedro Garcia Milwaukee
1974 Joe Rudi

39

Oakland 1974

Pete Rose

45

Cincinnati

1975 Fred Lynn

47

Boston 1975

Pete Rose

47

Cincinnati

1976 Amos Otis

40

Kansas City 1976

Pete Rose

42

Cincinnati

1977 Hal McRae

54

Kansas City 1977

Dave Parker

44

Pittsburgh

1978 George Brett

45

Kansas City 1978

Pete Rose

51

Cincinnati

1979 Cecil Cooper

44

Milwaukee 1979

Keith Hernandez

48

St. Louis

Chet Lemon Chicago
1980 Robin Yount

49

Milwaukee 1980

Pete Rose

42

Philadelphia

1981 Cecil Cooper

35

Milwaukee 1981

Bill Buckner

35

Chicago

1982 Hal McRae

46

Kansas City 1982

Al Oliver

43

Montreal

Robin Yount Milwaukee
1983 Cal Ripken, Jr.

47

Baltimore 1983

Bill Buckner

38

Chicago

Al Oliver

Montreal

Johnny Ray

Pittsburgh

1984 Don Mattingly

44

New York 1984

Tim Raines

38

Montreal

Johnny Ray

Pittsburgh

1985 Don Mattingly

48

New York 1985

Dave Parker

42

Cincinnati

1986 Don Mattingly

53

New York 1986

Von Hayes

46

Philadelphia

1987 Paul Molitor

41

Milwaukee 1987

Tim Wallach

42

Montreal

1988 Wade Boggs

45

Boston 1988

Andres Galarraga

42

Montreal

1989 Wade Boggs

51

Boston 1989

Pedro Guerrero

42

St. Louis

Tim Wallach

Montreal

1990 George Brett

45

Kansas City 1990

Gregg Jefferies

40

New York

Jody Reed Boston
1991 Rafael Palmeiro

49

Texas 1991

Bobby Bonilla

44

Pittsburgh

1992 Edgar Martinez

46

Seattle 1992

Andy Van Slyke

45

Pittsburgh

Frank Thomas Chicago
1993 John Olerud

54

Toronto 1993

Charlie Hayes

45

Colorado

1994 Chuck Knoblauch

45

Minnesota 1994

Craig Biggio

44

Houston

Larry Walker

Montreal

1995 Albert Belle

52

Cleveland 1995

Mark Grace

51

Chicago

Edgar Martinez Seattle
1996 Alex Rodriguez

54

Seattle 1996

Jeff Bagwell

48

Houston

1997 John Valentin

47

Boston 1997

Mark Grudzielanek

54

Montreal

1998 Juan Gonzalez

50

Texas 1998

Craig Biggio

51

Houston

1999 Shawn Green

45

Toronto 1999

Craig Biggio

56

Houston

2000 Carlos Delgado

57

Toronto 2000

Todd Helton

59

Colorado

2001 Jason Giambi

47

Oakland 2001

Lance Berkman

55

Houston

2002 Garret Anderson

56

Anaheim 2002

Bobby Abreu

50

Philadelphia

Nomar Garciaparra Boston
2003 Garret Anderson

49

Anaheim 2003

Albert Pujols

51

St. Louis

Vernon Wells Toronto
2004 Brian Roberts

50

Baltimore 2004

Lyle Overbay

53

Milwaukee

2005 Miguel Tejada

50

Baltimore 2005

Derrek Lee

50

Chicago

2006 Grady Sizemore

53

Cleveland 2006

Freddy Sanchez

53

Pittsburgh

2007 Magglio Ordonez

54

Detroit 2007

Matt Holliday

50

Colorado

2008 Dustin Pedroia

54

Boston 2008

Lance Berkman

46

Houston

Nate McLouth

Pittsburgh

2009 Brian Roberts

56

Baltimore 2009

Miguel Tejada

46

Houston

2010 Adrian Beltre

49

Boston 2010

Jayson Werth

46

Philadelphia

2011 Miguel Cabrera

48

Detroit 2011

Joey Votto

40

Cincinnati

2012 Alex Gordon

51

Kansas City 2012

Aramis Ramirez

50

Milwaukee

2013 Manny Machado

51

Baltimore 2013

Matt Carpenter

55

St. Louis

2014 Miguel Cabrera

52

Detroit 2014

Jonathan Lucroy

53

Milwaukee

2015 Michael Brantley

45

Cleveland 2015

Matt Carpenter

44

St. Louis

2016 David Ortiz

48

Boston 2016

Daniel Murphy

47

Washington

2017 Jose Ramirez

56

Cleveland 2017

Nolan Arenado

43

Colorado

Daniel Murphy

Washington

2018 Alex Bregman

51

Houston 2018

Freddie Freeman

44

Atlanta

Anthony Rendon

Washington

2019 Rafael Devers

54

Boston 2019

Anthony Rendon

44

Washington

Corey Seager

Los Angeles

2020 Cesar Hernandez

20

Cleveland 2020

Freddie Freeman

23

Atlanta

Current Through 2020 Season
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On August 25, 1936, Boston played St. Louis in the first game of a double header. In the first inning, seven doubles were hit by the two clubs setting an all time Major League record for doubles hit during an inning by both teams combined.

Johnny Frederick , who led the National League with fifty-two doubles in 1929 , was a rookie that season and also set the Major League record for doubles hit by a rookie.

On August 27, 1948, Hank Majeski played in double header with Philadelphia and became the only player in Major League history to hit six doubles during a double header.

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