Doubles Records

Major League Baseball Records for Doubles

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

"If I had played my career hitting singles like Pete , I'd wear a dress." - Mickey Mantle (Commenting on National League Career Doubles Leader Pete Rose ) in The Mick (Mickey Mantle, Jove Publishing, 04/01/1986, Page 93)
Doubles Records

Career Doubles Records

Record Lg Name(s)

Team(s)

Data
Most Doubles
In A Career
( Top 1,000 )
AL Tris Speaker

Boston

241

792

Cleveland

486

Washington

43

Philadelphia

22

NL

Pete Rose

Cincinnati

601

746

Philadelphia

139

Montreal

6

Doubles Records

Single Season Doubles Records

Record Lg Name(s)

Team(s)

Data

Fewest Doubles
By The League Leader

AL

Sal Bando

Oakland

32 1973

Pedro Garcia

Milwaukee

1973
NL

Heinie Groh

Cincinnati

28 1918

Most Doubles
In A Season
( Top 500 )

AL

Earl Webb

Boston

67 1931
NL

Joe Medwick

St. Louis

64 1936

Most Doubles
In A Season
By A Lefthander

AL

Earl Webb

Boston

67 1931
NL

Paul Waner

Pittsburgh

62 1932

Most Doubles
In A Season
By A Righthander

AL

George Burns

Cleveland

64 1926
NL

Joe Medwick

St. Louis

64 1936

Most Doubles
In A Season
By A Rookie

AL

Fred Lynn

Boston

47 1975
NL

Johnny Frederick

Brooklyn

52 1929

Most Doubles
In A Season
By A Switch-Hitter

AL

Brian Roberts

Baltimore

56 2009
Jose Ramirez Cleveland 2017
NL

Lance Berkman

Houston

55 2001

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

AL

Tris Speaker

Boston

8 1912

Boston

1914

Cleveland

1916

Cleveland

1918

Cleveland

1920

Cleveland

1921

Cleveland

1922

Cleveland

1923
NL

Stan Musial

St. Louis

8 1943

St. Louis

1944

St. Louis

1945

St. Louis

1948

St. Louis

1949

St. Louis

1952

St. Louis

1953

St. Louis

1954

Most Seasons
With 30 or More Doubles

AL Tris Speaker Boston 16 1911
Boston 1912
Boston 1913
Boston 1914
Cleveland 1916
Cleveland 1917
Cleveland 1918
Cleveland 1919
Cleveland 1920
Cleveland 1921
Cleveland 1922
Cleveland 1923
Cleveland 1924
Cleveland 1925
Cleveland 1926
Washington 1927
NL Stan Musial St. Louis 16 1942
St. Louis 1943
St. Louis 1944
St. Louis 1946
St. Louis 1947
St. Louis 1948
St. Louis 1949
St. Louis 1950
St. Louis 1951
St. Louis 1952
St. Louis 1953
St. Louis 1954
St. Louis 1955
St. Louis 1956
St. Louis 1957
St. Louis 1958
Most Seasons
With 40 or More Doubles
AL Tris Speaker Boston 10 1912
Boston 1914
Cleveland 1916
Cleveland 1917
Cleveland 1920
Cleveland 1921
Cleveland 1922
Cleveland 1923
Cleveland 1926
Cleveland 1927
NL Stan Musial St. Louis 9 1943
St. Louis 1944
St. Louis 1946
St. Louis 1948
St. Louis 1949
St. Louis 1950
St. Louis 1952
St. Louis 1953
St. Louis 1954
Most Seasons
With 50 or More Doubles
AL Tris Speaker Boston 5 1912
Cleveland 1920
Cleveland 1921
Cleveland 1923
Cleveland 1926
NL Stan Musial St. Louis 3 1944
St. Louis 1946
St. Louis 1953
Paul Waner Pittsburgh 1928
Pittsburgh 1932
Pittsburgh 1936
Most Consecutive Seasons
Leading The League
( Year-by-Year )
AL

Tris Speaker

Cleveland

4 1920-1923
NL

Honus Wagner

Pittsburgh

4 1906-1909
Doubles Records

Game Specific Doubles Records

Record Lg Name(s)

Team(s)

Data

Most Doubles
In A Doubleheader

AL

Hank Majeski

Philadelphia

6 08-27-1948
08-27-1948
NL

Chick Hafey

Cincinnati

5 07-23-1933
07-23-1933

Mike Ivie

San Diego

05-30-1977

05-30-1977

Joe Medwick

St. Louis

05-30-1935
05-30-1935

Red Schoendienst

St. Louis

06-06-1948
06-06-1948

Most Doubles
In A 9-Inning Game

AA

Henry Larkin

Philadelphia

4 07-29-1885

Jocko Milligan

Philadelphia

05-02-1886
AL

Pop Dillon

Detroit

4

04-25-1901

Billy Werber

Boston

07-17-1935

Frankie Hayes

Philadelphia

07-25-1936

Mike Kreevich

Chicago

09-04-1937

Marv Owen

Chicago

04-23-1939

Johnny Lindell

New York

08-17-1944

Lou Boudreau

Cleveland

07-14-1946

Al Zarilla

Boston

06-08-1950

Vic Wertz

Cleveland

09-26-1956

Charlie Lau

Baltimore

07-13-1962

Bill Bruton

Detroit

05-19-1963

Orlando Cepeda

Boston

08-08-1973

Jim Mason

New York

07-08-1974

Dave Duncan

Baltimore

06-30-1975

Rick Miller

Boston

05-11-1981

Damaso Garcia

Toronto

06-27-1986

Kirby Puckett

Minnesota

05-13-1989

Sandy Alomar, Jr.

Cleveland

06-06-1997

Albert Belle

Baltimore

08-29-1999

Albert Belle

Baltimore

09-23-1999

Johnny Damon

Kansas City

07-18-2000

Shannon Stewart

Toronto

07-18-2000

Tomas Perez

Tampa Bay

07-29-2006

Alex Rios Toronto 08-17-2008
Victor Martinez Boston 06-01-2010
Brock Holt Boston 06-01-2014

NL

John O'Rourke

Boston

4

09-15-1880

Abner Dalrymple

Chicago

07-03-1883

Cap Anson

Chicago

07-03-1883

Tommy Tucker

Boston

07-22-1883

Frank Bonner

Baltimore

08-04-1894

Joe Kelley

Baltimore

09-30-1894

Ed Delahanty

Philadelphia

05-13-1899

Gavvy Cravath

Philadelphia

08-08-1915

Denny Sothern

Philadelphia

06-06-1930

Paul Waner

Pittsburgh

05-20-1932

Dick Bartell

Philadelphia

04-25-1933

Ernie Lombardi

Cincinnati

05-08-1935

Joe Medwick

St. Louis

08-04-1937

Willie Jones

Philadelphia

04-20-1949

Jim Greengrass

Cincinnati

04-13-1954

Billy Williams

Chicago

04-09-1969

Billy Hatcher

Cincinnati

08-21-1990

Jeff Bagwell

Houston

06-14-1996

Marcus Giles

Atlanta

07-27-2003

Adam LaRoche

Atlanta

05-15-2004

Matt Murton Chicago 08-03-2006
Jeff Baker Colorado 05-30-2008
David Peralta Arizona 04-22-2017
Matt Carpenter St. Louis 08-26-2018

Adam Frazier

Pittsburgh

07-01-2019

Most Doubles
On Opening Day

AL

Pop Dillon

Detroit

4 04-25-1901
NL

Jim Greengrass

Cincinnati

4

04-13-1954

Record Lg Name(s)

Team(s)

Data

Doubles Records | Research by Baseball Almanac, Inc.



In 1996, Ivan Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers set the Major League record for doubles hit by a catcher during a season with 45 (he hit 47 total, but 2 were not while catching), since broken by Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers , who broke the Hall of Famer's record by 1 double, hitting 46 in 2014 (he hit 53 doubles that year, but 7 were not while he was catching).
Did you know that in 2015, Ichiro Suzuki tied the Major League record for fewest doubles hit in a season (minimum of one-hundred fifty games played) with only five two-baggers, set previously by Dal Maxvill (1970) and Bobby Lowe (1899)? All three of these players were in the National League when they set the record. Their American League counterpart (Fewest Doubles Hit / 150 Game Minimum) is Billy Purtell of the Chicago White Sox , who hit six doubles in 1910 (151 games played).

Did you know that only five players in baseball history have hit 50 or more doubles three times: Tris Speaker (5 times), Albert Pujols , Stan Musial , Paul Waner and Brian Roberts ?

Did you know that Cap Anson , Rickey Henderson , Eddie Murray , Tony Perez , and Dave Winfield are the only players in baseball history to collect 500+ career doubles, yet never once hit more than forty of them during any single season?

Hank Borowy (Chicago [NL] May 5, 1946 - 7th Inning), Fred Goldsmith (Chicago [NL] September 6, 1883 - 7th Inning), Ted Lyons (Chicago [AL] July 28, 1935 - 2nd Inning), and Joe Wood (Boston [AL] July 4, 1913 - 4th Inning) are the only pitchers to hit two doubles during the same inning.
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