List of Major League Baseball career records

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This is a list of North American Major League Baseball career record holders:

Batting records: career (1876–present)[edit]

Record Player #
Highest batting average Ty Cobb .366
Most singles Pete Rose 3,215
Most doubles Tris Speaker 792
Most triples Sam Crawford 309
Most home runs Barry Bonds 762
Most inside the park home runs Jesse Burkett 55
Most home run by pitchers Wes Ferrell 38
Most RBIs Hank Aaron 2,297
Most hits Pete Rose 4,256
Most runs scored Rickey Henderson 2,295
Highest on-base percentage Ted Williams .482
Most stolen bases Rickey Henderson 1,406
Most steals of home Ty Cobb 54
Highest slugging percentage Babe Ruth .690
Highest OPS Babe Ruth 1.164
Most walks Barry Bonds 2,553
Most intentional walks Barry Bonds 686
Most strikeouts Reggie Jackson 2,597
Most at-bats Pete Rose 14,053
Most total bases Hank Aaron 6,856
Most runs created Babe Ruth 2,757
Most games played Pete Rose 3,562

Pitching records: career (1876–present)[edit]

Record Player #
Most wins Cy Young 511
Most losses Cy Young 316
Lowest E.R.A. Ed Walsh 1.82
Most no-hitters Nolan Ryan 7
Most strikeouts Nolan Ryan 5,714
Most shutouts Walter Johnson 110
Most pickoffs Steve Carlton 144
Most innings pitched Cy Young 7,354⅔
Most hit batsmen Gus Weyhing 278
Most home runs allowed Jamie Moyer[nb 1] 511
Most complete games Cy Young 749
Lowest WHIP Addie Joss .968
Most saves Mariano Rivera 652
Highest win–loss percentage Spud Chandler 71.7%
Most games Jesse Orosco 1,252
Most consecutive scoreless innings pitched Orel Hershiser 59[nb 2]

Live-ball era (1920–present)[edit]

(if different from overall records)

Record Player #
Most wins Warren Spahn 363
Most losses Nolan Ryan 292
Lowest earned-run average Mariano Rivera (overall)
Whitey Ford (starting pitchers)
2.21
2.75
Most shutouts Warren Spahn 63
Most innings pitched Phil Niekro 5,404⅓
Most complete games Warren Spahn 382
Lowest WHIP Mariano Rivera (overall)
Pedro Martínez (starting pitchers)
1.004
1.054

Catcher records: career[edit]

Other records[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Moyer is currently an active player
  2. ^ Even though Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings occurred completely in 1988, other pitchers have had streaks spanning more than one season. Thus, it is necessary to put the record over a career

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