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 (2016 HBP) Number of batters hit during the 2016 Major League Baseball season
HBP Total career batters hit
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List[edit]

  • Stats are updated through July 16, 2016
Rank Player (2016 HBP) HBP
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 Matt Kilroy 131
36 George Mullin 130
Jesse Tannehill 130
38 Kid Nichols * 129
Dave Stieb 129
Frank Tanana 129
41 Kenny Rogers 127
42 Jack Taylor 126
43 Kid Carsey 125
Willie Sudhoff 125
45 Tim Hudson 124
Jeff Weaver 124
47 Mark Baldwin 123
Phil Niekro * 123
49 Jim Kaat 122
Dennis Martínez 122
Rank Player (2016 HBP) HBP
51 Hooks Dauss 121
52 Jack Powell 120
Doc White 120
54 John Lackey (7) 119
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
68 Gaylord Perry * 108
Billy Rhines 108
70 Ed Reulbach 107
71 David Cone 106
Earl Moore 106
73 Jim Lonborg 105
Jeff Pfeffer 105
Ed Willett 105
76 Barney Pelty 104
77 Bronson Arroyo 103
Scott Erickson 103
Red Faber * 103
Randy Wolf 103
81 Chief Bender * 102
Bob Gibson * 102
Tom Hughes 102
CC Sabathia (7) 102
Carlos Zambrano 102
86 Frank Dwyer 101
Burleigh Grimes * 101
Earl Whitehill 101
89 Wilbur Cooper 100
90 Bob Caruthers 99
Jack Stivetts 99
Kerry Wood 99
93 Jack Billingham 98
Don Cardwell 98
Tommy John 98
Tim Keefe * 98
97 Harry Howell 97
Frank Lary 97
Barry Zito 97
100 Harry McIntire 96
Darren Oliver 96
Togie Pittinger 96
Julián Tavárez 96

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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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