List of Major League Baseball career at-bat leaders

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Pete Rose, the all time leader in at bats.

In baseball, an at bat (AB) or time at bat is a batter's turn batting against a pitcher. An at bat is different from a plate appearance. A batter is credited with a plate appearance regardless of what happens during his turn at bat. A batter is only credited with an at bat if that plate appearance does not have one of the results enumerated below. While at bats are used to calculate certain statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, a player can only qualify for the season-ending rankings in these categories if he accumulates 502 plate appearances during the season.[1]

Pete Rose is the all time leader in at bats with 14,053. Rose is also the only player in MLB history with more than 13,000 or 14,000 at bats. There are only 27 players in MLB history that have reached 10,000 career at bats.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career games finished. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of the player
AB Total career at-bats
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

  • Stats updated as of August 31, 2015.
Rank Player AB
1 Pete Rose 14,053
2 Hank Aaron * 12,364
3 Carl Yastrzemski * 11,988
4 Cal Ripken, Jr. * 11,551
5 Ty Cobb * 11,434
6 Eddie Murray * 11,336
7 Derek Jeter 11,195
8 Robin Yount * 11,008
9 Dave Winfield * 11,003
10 Stan Musial * 10,972
11 Rickey Henderson * 10,961
12 Willie Mays * 10,881
13 Craig Biggio * 10,876
14 Paul Molitor * 10,835
15 Brooks Robinson * 10,654
16 Omar Vizquel 10,586
17 Rafael Palmeiro 10,472
18 Honus Wagner * 10,439
19 George Brett * 10,349
20 Lou Brock * 10,332
21 Cap Anson * 10,281
22 Alex Rodriguez 10,243
23 Luis Aparicio * 10,231
24 Tris Speaker 10,195
25 Al Kaline * 10,116
26 Rabbit Maranville * 10,078
27 Frank Robinson * 10,006
28 Eddie Collins * 9,949
29 Andre Dawson * 9,927
30 Harold Baines 9,908
31 Reggie Jackson * 9,864
32 Barry Bonds 9,847
33 Ken Griffey Jr. 9,801
34 Tony Perez * 9,778
35 Johnny Damon 9,736
36 Rusty Staub 9,720
37 Vada Pinson 9,645
38 Ivan Rodriguez 9,592
39 Nap Lajoie 9,589
40 Adrian Beltre 9,584
41 Sam Crawford * 9,570
42 Jake Beckley * 9,538
43 Paul Waner * 9,459
44 Mel Ott * 9,456
45 Roberto Clemente * 9,454
46 Ernie Banks 9,421
47 Bill Buckner 9,397
Steve Finley 9,397
49 Ozzie Smith * 9,396
50 Max Carey * 9,363
Rank Player AB
51 Dave Parker 9,358
52 Billy Williams * 9,350
53 Rod Carew * 9,315
54 Ichiro Suzuki 9,290
55 Tony Gwynn * 9,288
56 Joe Morgan * 9,277
57 Sam Rice * 9,269
58 Nellie Fox * 9,232
59 Gary Sheffield 9,217
60 Wade Boggs * 9,180
61 Willie Davis 9,174
62 Luis Gonzalez 9,157
63 Doc Cramer 9,140
64 Frankie Frisch * 9,112
65 Zach Wheat * 9,106
66 Jimmy Rollins 9,098
67 Lave Cross 9,084
68 Roberto Alomar * 9,073
69 Al Oliver 9,049
70 George Davis * 9,045
71 Bill Dahlen 9,036
72 Dwight Evans 8,996
73 Buddy Bell 8,995
74 Graig Nettles 8,986
75 Chipper Jones 8,984
76 Darrell Evans 8,973
77 Gary Gaetti 8,951
78 Tim Raines 8,872
79 Charlie Gehringer * 8,860
80 Luke Appling * 8,856
81 Steve Garvey 8,835
82 Sammy Sosa 8,813
83 Tommy Corcoran 8,812
84 Harry Hooper * 8,785
85 Al Simmons * 8,759
86 Fred McGriff 8,757
87 Carlton Fisk * 8,756
88 Torii Hunter 8,755
89 Mickey Vernon 8,731
90 Dave Concepcion 8,723
91 Bert Campaneris 8,684
92 Ted Simmons 8,680
93 Julio Franco 8,677
94 Chili Davis 8,673
95 Goose Goslin * 8,656
96 Garret Anderson 8,640
97 Carlos Beltrán 8,632
98 Bobby Wallace * 8,618
99 Willie Keeler * 8,591
100 Fred Clarke * 8,584

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball Explained by Phillip Mahony, McFarland Books, 2014. See www.baseballexplained.com