List of Major League Baseball runs scored champions

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Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around first, second and third base and returns safely to home plate, touching the bases in that order, before three outs are recorded. A player may score by hitting a home run or by any combination of plays that puts him safely "on base" (that is, on first, second, or third) as a runner and subsequently brings him home. The object of the game is for a team to score more runs than its opponent.

In baseball statistics, a player who advances around all the bases to score is credited with a run (R), sometimes referred to as a "run scored." While runs scored is considered an important individual batting statistic, it is regarded as less significant than runs batted in (RBIs)—superiority in the latter, for instance, is one of the elements of the exceptional batting achievement known as the Triple Crown. Both individual runs scored and runs batted in are heavily context-dependent; for a more sophisticated assessment of a player's contribution toward producing runs for his team, see runs created.

American League[edit]

Nap Lajoie was the first American League runs scored champion, scoring 145 runs in the 1901 season.
Hank Greenberg was a Hall of Famer and two-time MVP.
Year Player Team(s) Runs
1901 Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 145
1902 Dave Fultz
Topsy Hartsel
Philadelphia Athletics 109
1903 Patsy Dougherty Boston Americans 107
1904 Patsy Dougherty Boston Americans
New York Highlanders
113
1905 Harry Davis Philadelphia Athletics 93
1906 Elmer Flick Cleveland Naps 98
1907 Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 102
1908 Matty McIntyre Detroit Tigers 105
1909 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 116
1910 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 116
1911 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 147
1912 Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics 137
1913 Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics 125
1914 Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics 122
1915 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 144
1916 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 113
1917 Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 112
1918 Ray Chapman Cleveland Indians 84
1919 Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 103
1920 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 158
1921 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 177
1922 George Sisler St. Louis Browns 134
1923 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 151
1924 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 143
1925 Johnny Mostil Chicago White Sox 135
1926 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 139
1927 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 158
1928 Babe Ruth New York Yankees 163
1929 Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 131
1930 Al Simmons Philadelphia Athletics 152
1931 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 163
1932 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 151
1933 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 138
1934 Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 134
1935 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 125
1936 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 167
1937 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 151
1938 Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 144
1939 Red Rolfe New York Yankees 139
1940 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 134
1941 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 135
1942 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 141
1943 George Case Washington Senators 102
1944 Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 125
1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 107
1946 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 142
1947 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 125
1948 Tommy Henrich New York Yankees 138
1949 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 150
1950 Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 131
1951 Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 113
1952 Larry Doby Cleveland Indians 104
1953 Al Rosen Cleveland Indians 115
1954 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 129
1955 Al Smith Cleveland Indians 123
1956 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 132
1957 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 121
1958 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 127
1959 Eddie Yost Detroit Tigers 115
1960 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 119
1961 Roger Maris New York Yankees 132
1962 Albie Pearson Los Angeles Angels 115
1963 Bob Allison Minnesota Twins 99
1964 Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins 109
1965 Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins 126
1966 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles 122
1967 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 112
1968 Dick McAuliffe Detroit Tigers 95
1969 Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics 123
1970 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 125
1971 Don Buford Baltimore Orioles 99
1972 Bobby Murcer New York Yankees 102
1973 Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics 99
1974 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 93
1975 Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox 103
1976 Roy White New York Yankees 104
1977 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 128
1978 Ron LeFlore Detroit Tigers 126
1979 Don Baylor California Angels 120
1980 WIllie Wilson Kansas City Royals 133
1981 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 89
1982 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 136
1983 Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 121
1984 Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 121
1985 Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 146
1986 Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 130
1987 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 114
1988 Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 128
1989 Wade Boggs
Rickey Henderson
Boston Red Sox
New York/Oakland
113
1990 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 119
1991 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 133
1992 Tony Phillips Detroit Tigers 114
1993 Rafael Palmeiro Texas Rangers 124
1994 Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 106
1995 Albert Belle
Edgar Martínez
Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners
121
1996 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners 141
1997 Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners 125
1998 Derek Jeter New York Yankees 127
1999 Roberto Alomar Cleveland Indians 138
2000 Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals 136
2001 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers 133
2002 Alfonso Soriano New York Yankees 128
2003 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers 124
2004 Vladimir Guerrero Anaheim Angels 124
2005 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 124
2006 Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians 134
2007 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 143
2008 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 118
2009 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 115
2010 Mark Teixeira New York Yankees 113
2011 Curtis Granderson New York Yankees 136
2012 Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 129
2013 Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 109

National League[edit]

Stan Musial led the National League in runs scored five times.
Albert Pujols has led the National League in runs scored five times.
Year Player Team(s) Runs
1876 Ross Barnes Chicago White Stockings 126
1877 Jim O'Rourke Boston Red Caps 68
1878 Dick Higham Providence Grays 60
1879 Charley Jones Boston Red Caps 85
1880 Abner Dalrymple Chicago White Stockings 91
1881 George Gore Chicago White Stockings 86
1882 George Gore Chicago White Stockings 99
1883 Joe Hornung Boston Beaneaters 107
1884 King Kelly Chicago White Stockings 120
1885 King Kelly Chicago White Stockings 124
1886 King Kelly Chicago White Stockings 155
1887 Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 153
1888 Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 118
1889 Mike Tiernan New York Giants 147
1890 Hub Collins Brooklyn Bridegrooms 148
1891 Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 141
1892 Cupid Childs Cleveland Spiders 136
1893 Herman Long Boston Beaneaters 149
1894 Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 192
1895 Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 166
1896 Jesse Burkett Cleveland Spiders 160
1897 Billy Hamilton Boston Beaneaters 152
1898 John McGraw Baltimore Orioles 143
1899 Willie Keeler
John McGraw
Brooklyn Supurbas
Baltimore Orioles
140
1900 Roy Thomas Philadelphia Phillies 132
1901 Jesse Burkett St. Louis Cardinals 142
1902 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 105
1903 Ginger Beaumont Pittsburgh Pirates 137
1904 George Browne New York Giants 99
1905 Mike Donlin New York Giants 124
1906 Frank Chance
Honus Wagner
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
103
1907 Spike Shannon New York Giants 104
1908 Fred Tenney New York Giants 101
1909 Tommy Leach Pittsburgh Pirates 126
1910 Sherry Magee Philadelphia Phillies 110
1911 Jimmy Sheckard Chicago Cubs 121
1912 Bob Bescher Cincinnati Reds 120
1913 Max Carey
Tommy Leach
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
99
1914 George Burns New York Giants 100
1915 Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies 89
1916 George Burns New York Giants 105
1917 George Burns New York Giants 103
1918 Heinie Groh Cincinnati Reds 86
1919 George Burns New York Giants 86
1920 George Burns New York Giants 115
1921 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals 131
1922 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals 141
1923 Ross Youngs New York Giants 121
1924 Frankie Frisch
Rogers Hornsby
New York Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
121
1925 Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh Pirates 144
1926 Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh Pirates 113
1927 Rogers Hornsby
Lloyd Waner
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
133
1928 Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 142
1929 Rogers Hornsby Chicago Cubs 156
1930 Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies 158
1931 Chuck Klein
Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
121
1932 Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies 152
1933 Pepper Martin St. Louis Cardinals 122
1934 Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 122
1935 Augie Galan Chicago Cubs 133
1936 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 122
1937 Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals 111
1938 Mel Ott New York Giants 116
1939 Billy Werber Cincinnati Reds 115
1940 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 113
1941 Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers 117
1942 Mel Ott New York Giants 118
1943 Arky Vaughan Brooklyn Dodgers 112
1944 Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 116
1945 Eddie Stanky Brooklyn Dodgers 128
1946 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 124
1947 Johnny Mize New York Giants 137
1948 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 135
1949 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 132
1950 Earl Torgeson Boston Braves 120
1951 Ralph Kiner
Stan Musial
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
124
1952 Solly Hemus
Stan Musial
St. Louis Cardinals 105
1953 Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 132
1954 Stan Musial
Duke Snider
St. Louis Cardinals
Brooklyn Dodgers
120
1955 Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 126
1956 Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 122
1957 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 118
1958 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 121
1959 Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 131
1960 Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 112
1961 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 129
1962 Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 134
1963 Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 121
1964 Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 125
1965 Tommy Harper Cincinnati Reds 126
1966 Felipe Alou Atlanta Braves 122
1967 Hank Aaron
Lou Brock
Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals
113
1968 Glenn Beckert Chicago Cubs 98
1969 Bobby Bonds
Pete Rose
San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati Reds
120
1970 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs 137
1971 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals 126
1972 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds 122
1973 Bobby Bonds San Francisco Giants 131
1974 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 110
1975 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 112
1976 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 130
1977 George Foster Cincinnati Reds 124
1978 Ivan DeJesus Chicago Cubs 104
1979 Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals 116
1980 Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals 111
1981 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 78
1982 Lonnie Smith St. Louis Cardinals 120
1983 Tim Raines Montreal Expos 133
1984 Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs 114
1985 Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 118
1986 Tony Gwynn
Von Hayes
San Diego Padres
Philadelphia Phillies
107
1987 Tim Raines Montreal Expos 123
1988 Brett Butler San Francisco Giants 109
1989 Will Clark
Howard Johnson
Ryne Sandberg
San Francisco Giants
New York Mets
Chicago Cubs
104
1990 Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs 116
1991 Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers 112
1992 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 109
1993 Lenny Dykstra Philadelphia Phillies 143
1994 Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 104
1995 Craig Biggio Houston Astros 123
1996 Ellis Burks Colorado Rockies 142
1997 Craig Biggio Houston Astros 146
1998 Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 134
1999 Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 143
2000 Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 152
2001 Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 146
2002 Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 122
2003 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 137
2004 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 133
2005 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 129
2006 Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 131
2007 Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 139
2008 Hanley Ramirez Florida Marlins 125
2009 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 124
2010 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 115
2011 Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 115
2012 Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 108
2013 Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 126

American Association[edit]

Year Player Team(s) Runs
1882 Ed Swartwood Pittsburgh Alleghenys 86
1883 Harry Stovey Philadelphia Athletics 110
1884 Harry Stovey Philadelphia Athletics 124
1885 Harry Stovey Philadelphia Athletics 130
1886 Arlie Latham St. Louis Browns 152
1887 Tip O'Neill St. Louis Browns 167
1888 George Pinkney Brooklyn Bridegrooms 134
1889 Mike Griffin
Harry Stovey
Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Athletics
152
1890 Jim McTamany Columbus Solons 140
1891 Tom Brown Boston Reds 177

Federal League[edit]

Year Player Team(s) Runs
1914 Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers 120
1915 Babe Borton St. Louis Terriers 97

Player's League[edit]

Year Player Team(s) Runs
1890 Hugh Duffy Chicago Pirates 161

Union Association[edit]

Year Player Team(s) Runs
1884 Fred Dunlap St. Louis Maroons 160

National Association[edit]

Year Player Team(s) Runs
1871 Ross Barnes Boston Red Stockings 66
1872 Dave Eggler New York Mutuals 94
1873 Ross Barnes Boston Red Stockings 125
1874 Cal McVey Boston Red Stockings 91
1875 Ross Barnes Boston Red Stockings 115

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