List of Major League Baseball career hit batsmen leaders

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Gus Weyhing, the all-time leader in career hit batsmen

In baseball, hit by pitch (HBP) is a situation in which a batter or his clothing or equipment (other than his bat) is struck directly by a pitch from the pitcher; the batter is called a hit batsman (HB). A hit batsman is awarded first base, provided that (in the plate umpire's judgment) he made an honest effort to avoid the pitch, although failure to do so is rarely called by an umpire. Being hit by a pitch is often caused by a batter standing too close to, or "crowding", home plate.

This is a list of the top 100 Major League Baseball pitchers who have the most hit batsmen of all time.

Gus Weyhing (277) holds the dubious record of most hit batsmen in a career. Chick Fraser (219), Pink Hawley (210), and Walter Johnson (205) are the only other pitchers to hit 200 or more batters in their careers.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career hit batsmen. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2017 HB) Number of batters hit during the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
HB Total career batters hit
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

John Lackey, the active leader in hit batsmen and 35th all-time.
  • Stats updated as of the 2017 season.
Rank Player (2017 HB) HB
1 Gus Weyhing 277
2 Chick Fraser 219
3 Pink Hawley 210
4 Walter Johnson * 205
5 Randy Johnson * 190
Eddie Plank * 190
7 Tim Wakefield 186
8 Tony Mullane 185
9 Joe McGinnity * 179
10 Charlie Hough 174
11 Clark Griffith * 171
12 Cy Young * 161
13 Jim Bunning * 160
14 Roger Clemens 159
15 Nolan Ryan * 158
16 Vic Willis * 156
17 Bert Blyleven * 155
Jamey Wright 155
19 Don Drysdale * 154
20 Bert Cunningham 148
Adonis Terry 148
22 Silver King 146
Jamie Moyer 146
24 Win Mercer 144
25 A. J. Burnett 143
26 Frank Foreman 142
27 Ed Doheny 141
Pedro Martínez * 141
29 Kevin Brown 139
Red Ehret 139
31 Chan Ho Park 138
32 Howard Ehmke 137
Greg Maddux * 137
34 Phil Knell 136
35 John Lackey (12) 133
36 Matt Kilroy 131
37 George Mullin 130
Jesse Tannehill 130
39 Kid Nichols * 129
Dave Stieb 129
Frank Tanana 129
42 Kenny Rogers 127
43 Jack Taylor 126
44 Kid Carsey 125
Willie Sudhoff 125
46 Tim Hudson 124
Jeff Weaver 124
48 Mark Baldwin 123
Phil Niekro * 123
50 Jim Kaat 122
Rank Player (2017 HB) HB
Dennis Martínez 122
52 Hooks Dauss 121
53 Jack Powell 120
Doc White 120
55 Orel Hershiser 117
Darryl Kile 117
Al Leiter 117
58 Rube Waddell * 115
59 Jack Warhop 114
60 Ice Box Chamberlain 113
Jack Chesbro * 113
Red Donahue 113
George Uhle 113
64 Amos Rusie * 112
Aaron Sele 112
66 Pedro Astacio 111
67 Vicente Padilla 109
CC Sabathia (5) 109
69 Gaylord Perry * 108
Billy Rhines 108
71 Ed Reulbach 107
72 David Cone 106
Earl Moore 106
74 Bronson Arroyo 105
Jim Lonborg 105
Jeff Pfeffer 105
Ed Willett 105
78 Barney Pelty 104
79 Scott Erickson 103
Red Faber * 103
Randy Wolf 103
82 Chief Bender * 102
Bob Gibson * 102
Tom Hughes 102
Carlos Zambrano 102
86 Frank Dwyer 101
Burleigh Grimes * 101
Earl Whitehill 101
89 Wilbur Cooper 100
Ervin Santana (8) 100
91 Bob Caruthers 99
Johnny Cueto (8) 99
Jack Stivetts 99
Kerry Wood 99
95 Jack Billingham 98
Don Cardwell 98
Tommy John 98
Tim Keefe * 98
99 Harry Howell 97
Frank Lary 97
Barry Zito 97

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Notes[edit]

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

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