MLB 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.

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"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

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

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 ( YbY )
AL Tris Speaker Cleveland 4 1920-1923
NL Honus Wagner Pittsburgh 4 1906-1909

Doubles Records

Game Specific Doubles Records

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
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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?

Did you know that Bo Bichette was the first player in baseball history to hit at least one double in nine consecutive games, and accomplished this feat in 2019? What makes this even more amazing, it was his rookie season, and a year where he only played in forty-six games !

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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