List of Major League Baseball career doubles leaders
In baseball, a double is a hit in which the batter advances to second base in one play, with neither the benefit of a fielding error nor another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A batter may also be credited with a ground-rule double when a fair ball, after touching the ground, bounds into the stands or becomes lodged in a fence or scoreboard.
Hall of Fame center fielder Tris Speaker holds the Major League Baseball career doubles record with 792. Pete Rose is second with 746, the National League record. Speaker, Rose, Stan Musial (725), and Ty Cobb (724) are the only players with more than 700 doubles. Only doubles hit during the regular season are included in the totals (Derek Jeter holds the record in post-season doubles, with 32).
|Rank||Rank amongst leaders in career doubles. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player (2016 2Bs)||Number of doubles hit during the 2016 Major League Baseball season|
|2B||Total career doubles hit|
|*||denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Bold||denotes active player.[a]
- Stats updated as of the 2016 season.
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.
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