Year by Year Leaders for Runs Scored

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

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

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The greatest thrill in the world is to end the game with a home run and watch everybody else walk off the field while you're running the bases on air." - Runs Scored Leader (1953) Al Rosen

Runs Scored
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2020'

1876 - - - 1876

Ross Barnes

126

Chicago

1877 - - - 1877

Jim O'Rourke

68

Boston

1878 - - - 1878

Dick Higham

60

Providence

1879 - - - 1879

Charley Jones

85

Boston

1880 - - - 1880

Abner Dalrymple

91

Chicago

1881 - - - 1881

George Gore

86

Chicago

1882 - - - 1882

George Gore

99

Chicago

1883 - - - 1883

Joe Hornung

107

Boston

1884 - - - 1884

King Kelly

120

Chicago

1885 - - - 1885

King Kelly

124

Chicago

1886 - - - 1886

King Kelly

155

Chicago

1887 - - - 1887

Dan Brouthers

153

Detroit

1888 - - - 1888

Dan Brouthers

118

Detroit

1889 - - - 1889

Mike Tiernan

147

New York

1890 - - - 1890

Hub Collins

148

Brooklyn

1891 - - - 1891

Billy Hamilton

141

Philadelphia

1892 - - - 1892

Cupid Childs

136

Cleveland

1893 - - - 1893

Herman Long

149

Boston

1894 - - - 1894

Billy Hamilton

192

Philadelphia

1895 - - - 1895

Billy Hamilton

166

Philadelphia

1896 - - - 1896

Jesse Burkett

160

Cleveland

1897 - - - 1897

Billy Hamilton

152

Boston

1898 - - - 1898

John McGraw

143

Baltimore

1899 - - - 1899

Willie Keeler

140

Brooklyn

John McGraw

Baltimore

1900 - - - 1900

Roy Thomas

132

Philadelphia

1901 Nap Lajoie

145

Philadelphia 1901

Jesse Burkett

142

St. Louis

1902 Dave Fultz

109

Philadelphia 1902

Honus Wagner

105

Pittsburgh

Topsy Hartsel Philadelphia
1903 Patsy Dougherty

107

Boston 1903

Ginger Beaumont

137

Pittsburgh

1904 Patsy Dougherty

113

Boston 1904

George Browne

99

New York

New York
1905 Harry Davis

93

Philadelphia 1905

Mike Donlin

124

New York

1906 Elmer Flick

98

Cleveland 1906

Frank Chance

103

Chicago

Honus Wagner

Pittsburgh

1907 Sam Crawford

102

Detroit 1907

Spike Shannon

104

New York

1908 Matty McIntyre

105

Detroit 1908

Fred Tenney

101

New York

1909 Ty Cobb

116

Detroit 1909

Tommy Leach

126

Pittsburgh

1910 Ty Cobb

106

Detroit 1910

Sherry Magee

110

Philadelphia

1911 Ty Cobb

147

Detroit 1911

Jimmy Sheckard

121

Chicago

1912 Eddie Collins

137

Philadelphia 1912

Bob Bescher

120

Cincinnati

1913 Eddie Collins

125

Philadelphia 1913

Max Carey

99

Pittsburgh

Tommy Leach

Chicago

1914 Eddie Collins

122

Philadelphia 1914

George Burns

100

New York

1915 Ty Cobb

144

Detroit 1915

Gavvy Cravath

89

Philadelphia

1916 Ty Cobb

113

Detroit 1916

George Burns

105

New York

1917 Donie Bush

112

Detroit 1917

George Burns

103

New York

1918 Ray Chapman

84

Cleveland 1918

Heinie Groh

86

Cincinnati

1919 Babe Ruth

103

Boston 1919

George Burns

86

New York

1920 Babe Ruth

158

New York 1920

George Burns

115

New York

1921 Babe Ruth

177

New York 1921

Rogers Hornsby

131

St. Louis

1922 George Sisler

134

St. Louis 1922

Rogers Hornsby

141

St. Louis

1923 Babe Ruth

151

New York 1923

Ross Youngs

121

New York

1924 Babe Ruth

143

New York 1924

Frankie Frisch

121

New York

Rogers Hornsby

St. Louis

1925 Johnny Mostil

135

Chicago 1925

Kiki Cuyler

144

Pittsburgh

1926 Babe Ruth

139

New York 1926

Kiki Cuyler

113

Pittsburgh

1927 Babe Ruth

158

New York 1927

Rogers Hornsby

133

New York

Lloyd Waner

Pittsburgh

1928 Babe Ruth

163

New York 1928

Paul Waner

142

Pittsburgh

1929 Charlie Gehringer

131

Detroit 1929

Rogers Hornsby

156

Chicago

1930 Al Simmons

152

Philadelphia 1930

Chuck Klein

158

Philadelphia

1931 Lou Gehrig

163

New York 1931

Chuck Klein

121

Philadelphia

Bill Terry

New York

1932 Jimmie Foxx

151

Philadelphia 1932

Chuck Klein

152

Philadelphia

1933 Lou Gehrig

138

New York 1933

Pepper Martin

122

St. Louis

1934 Charlie Gehringer

134

Detroit 1934

Paul Waner

122

Pittsburgh

1935 Lou Gehrig

125

New York 1935

Augie Galan

133

Chicago

1936 Lou Gehrig

167

New York 1936

Arky Vaughan

122

Pittsburgh

1937 Joe DiMaggio

151

New York 1937

Joe Medwick

111

St. Louis

1938 Hank Greenberg

144

Detroit 1938

Mel Ott

116

New York

1939 Red Rolfe

139

New York 1939

Billy Werber

115

Cincinnati

1940 Ted Williams

134

Boston 1940

Arky Vaughan

113

Pittsburgh

1941 Ted Williams

135

Boston 1941

Pete Reiser

117

Brooklyn

1942 Ted Williams

141

Boston 1942

Mel Ott

118

New York

1943 George Case

102

Washington 1943

Arky Vaughan

112

Brooklyn

1944 Snuffy Stirnweiss

125

New York 1944

Bill Nicholson

116

Chicago

1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss

107

New York 1945

Eddie Stanky

128

Brooklyn

1946 Ted Williams

142

Boston 1946

Stan Musial

124

St. Louis

1947 Ted Williams

125

Boston 1947

Johnny Mize

137

New York

1948 Tommy Henrich

138

New York 1948

Stan Musial

135

St. Louis

1949 Ted Williams

150

Boston 1949

Pee Wee Reese

132

Brooklyn

1950 Dom DiMaggio

131

Boston 1950

Earl Torgeson

120

Boston

1951 Dom DiMaggio

113

Boston 1951

Ralph Kiner

124

Pittsburgh

Stan Musial

St. Louis

1952 Larry Doby

104

Cleveland 1952

Solly Hemus

105

St. Louis

Stan Musial

St. Louis

1953 Al Rosen

115

Cleveland 1953

Duke Snider

132

Brooklyn

1954 Mickey Mantle

129

New York 1954

Stan Musial

120

St. Louis

Duke Snider

Brooklyn

1955 Al Smith

123

Cleveland 1955

Duke Snider

126

Brooklyn

1956 Mickey Mantle

132

New York 1956

Frank Robinson

122

Cincinnati

1957 Mickey Mantle

121

New York 1957

Hank Aaron

118

Milwaukee

1958 Mickey Mantle

127

New York 1958

Willie Mays

121

San Francisco

1959 Eddie Yost

115

Detroit 1959

Vada Pinson

131

Cincinnati

1960 Mickey Mantle

119

New York 1960

Bill Bruton

112

Milwaukee

1961 Mickey Mantle

132

New York 1961

Willie Mays

129

San Francisco

Roger Maris New York
1962 Albie Pearson

115

Los Angeles 1962

Frank Robinson

134

Cincinnati

1963 Bob Allison

99

Minnesota 1963

Hank Aaron

121

Milwaukee

1964 Tony Oliva

109

Minnesota 1964

Dick Allen

125

Philadelphia

1965 Zoilo Versalles

126

Minnesota 1965

Tommy Harper

126

Cincinnati

1966 Frank Robinson

122

Baltimore 1966

Felipe Alou

122

Atlanta

1967 Carl Yastrzemski

112

Boston 1967

Hank Aaron

113

Atlanta

Lou Brock

St. Louis

1968 Dick McAuliffe

95

Detroit 1968

Glenn Beckert

98

Chicago

1969 Reggie Jackson

123

Oakland 1969

Bobby Bonds

120

San Francisco

Pete Rose

Cincinnati

1970 Carl Yastrzemski

125

Boston 1970

Billy Williams

137

Chicago

1971 Don Buford

99

Baltimore 1971

Lou Brock

126

St. Louis

1972 Bobby Murcer

102

New York 1972

Joe Morgan

122

Cincinnati

1973 Reggie Jackson

99

Oakland 1973

Bobby Bonds

131

San Francisco

1974 Carl Yastrzemski

93

Boston 1974

Pete Rose

110

Cincinnati

1975 Fred Lynn

103

Boston 1975

Pete Rose

112

Cincinnati

1976 Roy White

104

New York 1976

Pete Rose

130

Cincinnati

1977 Rod Carew

128

Minnesota 1977

George Foster

124

Cincinnati

1978 Ron LeFlore

126

Detroit 1978

Ivan DeJesus

104

Chicago

1979 Don Baylor

120

California 1979

Keith Hernandez

116

St. Louis

1980 Willie Wilson

133

Kansas City 1980

Keith Hernandez

111

St. Louis

1981 Rickey Henderson

89

Oakland 1981

Mike Schmidt

78

Philadelphia

1982 Paul Molitor

136

Milwaukee 1982

Lonnie Smith

120

St. Louis

1983 Cal Ripken, Jr.

121

Baltimore 1983

Tim Raines

133

Montreal

1984 Dwight Evans

121

Boston 1984

Ryne Sandberg

114

Chicago

1985 Rickey Henderson

146

New York 1985

Dale Murphy

118

Atlanta

1986 Rickey Henderson

130

New York 1986

Tony Gwynn

107

San Diego

Von Hayes

Philadelphia

1987 Paul Molitor

114

Milwaukee 1987

Tim Raines

123

Montreal

1988 Wade Boggs

128

Boston 1988

Brett Butler

109

San Francisco

1989 Wade Boggs

113

Boston 1989

Will Clark

104

San Francisco

Rickey Henderson New York

Howard Johnson

New York

Oakland

Ryne Sandberg

Chicago

1990 Rickey Henderson

119

Oakland 1990

Ryne Sandberg

116

Chicago

1991 Paul Molitor

133

Milwaukee 1991

Brett Butler

112

Los Angeles

1992 Tony Phillips

114

Detroit 1992

Barry Bonds

109

Pittsburgh

1993 Rafael Palmeiro

124

Texas 1993

Lenny Dykstra

143

Philadelphia

1994 Frank Thomas

106

Chicago 1994

Jeff Bagwell

104

Houston

1995 Albert Belle

121

Cleveland 1995

Craig Biggio

123

Houston

Edgar Martinez Seattle
1996 Alex Rodriguez

141

Seattle 1996

Ellis Burks

142

Colorado

1997 Ken Griffey, Jr.

125

Seattle 1997

Craig Biggio

146

Houston

1998 Derek Jeter

127

New York 1998

Sammy Sosa

134

Chicago

1999 Roberto Alomar

138

Cleveland 1999

Jeff Bagwell

143

Houston

2000 Johnny Damon

136

Kansas City 2000

Jeff Bagwell

152

Houston

2001 Alex Rodriguez

133

Texas 2001

Sammy Sosa

146

Chicago

2002 Alfonso Soriano

128

New York 2002

Sammy Sosa

122

Chicago

2003 Alex Rodriguez

124

Texas 2003

Albert Pujols

137

St. Louis

2004 Vladimir Guerrero

124

Anaheim 2004

Albert Pujols

133

St. Louis

2005 Alex Rodriguez

124

New York 2005

Albert Pujols

129

St. Louis

2006 Grady Sizemore

134

Cleveland 2006

Chase Utley

131

Philadelphia

2007 Alex Rodriguez

143

New York 2007

Jimmy Rollins

139

Philadelphia

2008 Dustin Pedroia

118

Boston 2008

Hanley Ramirez

125

Florida

2009 Dustin Pedroia

115

Boston 2009

Albert Pujols

124

St. Louis

2010 Mark Teixeira

113

New York 2010

Albert Pujols

115

St. Louis

2011 Curtis Granderson

136

New York 2011

Matt Kemp

115

Los Angeles

2012 Mike Trout

129

Los Angeles 2012

Ryan Braun

108

Milwaukee

2013 Mike Trout

109

Los Angeles 2013

Matt Carpenter

126

St. Louis

2014 Mike Trout

115

Los Angeles 2014

Anthony Rendon

111

Washington

2015 Josh Donaldson

122

Toronto 2015

Bryce Harper

118

Washington

2016 Mike Trout

123

Los Angeles 2016

Kris Bryant

121

Chicago

2017 Aaron Judge

128

New York 2017

Charlie Blackmon

137

Colorado

2018 Mookie Betts

129

Boston 2018

Charlie Blackmon

119

Colorado

Francisco Lindor Cleveland
2019 Mookie Betts

135

Boston 2019

Ronald Acuna Jr.

127

Atlanta

2020 Tim Anderson

45

Chicago 2020

Freddie Freeman

51

Atlanta

Jose Ramirez Cleveland
Current Through 2020 Season
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