List of Major League Baseball runs records

Players denoted in boldface are still actively contributing to the record noted.

(r) denotes a player's rookie season.

1800+ career runs scored

Player Runs[1] Teams and seasons
Rickey Henderson 2295 Oakland Athletics (1979–84, 89–93, 94–95, 98), New York Yankees (1985–89), Toronto Blue Jays (1993), San Diego Padres (1996–97, 2001), Anaheim Angels (1997), New York Mets (1999–2000), Seattle Mariners (2000), Boston Red Sox (2002), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003)
Ty Cobb 2245 Detroit Tigers (1905–26), Philadelphia Athletics (1927–28)
Barry Bonds 2227 Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–92), San Francisco Giants (1993–2007)
Babe Ruth 2174 Boston Red Sox (1914–19), New York Yankees (1920–34), Boston Braves (1935)
Hank Aaron 2174 Mil-Atl Braves (1954–74), Milwaukee Brewers (1975–76)
Pete Rose 2165 Cincinnati Reds (1963–78, 84–86), Philadelphia Phillies (1979–83), Montréal Expos (1984)
Willie Mays 2062 NY-SF Giants (1951–52, 54–72), New York Mets (1972–73)
Cap Anson 1996 Rockford Forest Citys (1871), Philadelphia Athletics (1872–75), Chicago Cubs (1876–97)
Stan Musial 1949 St. Louis Cardinals (1941–44, 46–63)
Alex Rodriguez 1909 Seattle Mariners (1994–2000), Texas Rangers (2001–03), New York Yankees (2004–present)
Lou Gehrig 1888 New York Yankees (1923–39)
Tris Speaker 1882 Boston Red Sox (1907–15), Cleveland Indians (1916–26), Washington Senators (1927), Philadelphia Athletics (1928)
Derek Jeter 1872 New York Yankees (1995-present)
Mel Ott 1859 New York Giants (1926–47)
Craig Biggio 1844 Houston Astros (1988–2007)
Frank Robinson 1829 Cincinnati Reds (1956–65), Baltimore Orioles (1966–71), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972), California Angels (1973–74), Cleveland Indians (1974–76)
Eddie Collins 1821 Philadelphia Athletics (1906–14, 27–30), Chicago White Sox (1915–26)
Carl Yastrzemski 1816 Boston Red Sox (1961–83)

Active players with 1500+ runs scored

(through August 31, 2013)

Player Runs Teams and seasons
Alex Rodriguez 1909 Seattle Mariners (1994–2000), Texas Rangers (2001–03), New York Yankees (2004–present)
Derek Jeter 1872 New York Yankees (1995–present)
Johnny Damon 1668 Kansas City Royals (1995–2000), Oakland Athletics (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002–05), New York Yankees (2006–09), Detroit Tigers (2010), Tampa Bay Rays (2011), Cleveland Indians (2012)

Top 10 career runs scored leaders by league

American League Player Runs National League Player Runs
Ty Cobb 2245 Barry Bonds 2227
Babe Ruth 2161 Pete Rose 2165
Rickey Henderson 1939 Hank Aaron 2107
Alex Rodriguez 1909 Willie Mays 2062
Lou Gehrig 1888 Stan Musial 1949
Tris Speaker 1882 Mel Ott 1859
Derek Jeter 1872 Craig Biggio 1844
Eddie Collins 1821 Honus Wagner 1736
Carl Yastrzemski 1816 Cap Anson 1719
Ted Williams 1798 Paul Waner 1626

155 runs scored in one season

Player Runs [2] Team Season
Billy Hamilton 192 Philadelphia Phillies 1894
Babe Ruth 177 New York Yankees 1921
Lou Gehrig 167 New York Yankees 1936
Billy Hamilton 166 Philadelphia Phillies 1895
Arlie Latham 163 St. Louis Cardinals (AA) 1887
Babe Ruth 163 New York Yankees 1928
Lou Gehrig 163 New York Yankees 1931
Hugh Duffy 160 Boston Beaneaters 1894
Bobby Lowe 158 Boston Beaneaters 1894
Babe Ruth 158 New York Yankees 1920
Babe Ruth 158 New York Yankees 1927
Chuck Klein 158 Philadelphia Phillies 1930
Rogers Hornsby 156 Chicago Cubs 1929
King Kelly 155 Chicago White Stockings 1886
Kiki Cuyler 155 Chicago Cubs 1930

Seven or more seasons with 120 runs scored

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Lou Gehrig[3] 12 1926–37 (New York Yankees)
Babe Ruth[4] 11 1920–21, 23–24, 26–32 (New York Yankees)
Sliding Billy Hamilton[5] 8 1889 (Kansas City Blues (AA)), 1890–92, 94–95 (Philadelphia Phillies), 1896–97 (Boston Beaneaters)
Jimmie Foxx[6] 8 1929–30, 32–34 (Philadelphia Athletics), 1936, 38–39 (Boston Red Sox)
Ted Williams[7] 8 1939–42, 46–49 (Boston Red Sox)
Alex Rodriguez[8] 8 1996, 98, 2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2005, 07 (New York Yankees)
Hugh Duffy[9] 7 1889 (Chicago White Stockings), 1890 (Chicago Pirates (PL)), 1891 (Boston Reds (AA)), 1892–94, 97 (Boston Beaneaters)
Willie Keeler[10] 7 1894–98 (Baltimore Orioles (NL)), 1899, 1901 (Brooklyn Superbas)
Charlie Gehringer[11] 7 1929–30, 34–38 (Detroit Tigers)
Barry Bonds[12] 7 1993, 96–98, 2000–01, 04 (San Francisco Giants)

Five or more consecutive seasons with 120 runs scored

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Lou Gehrig 12 1926–37 (New York Yankees)
Ted Williams 8 1939–42, 46–49 (Boston Red Sox)1
Babe Ruth 7 1926–32 (New York Yankees)
Hugh Duffy 6 1889 (Chicago White Stockings), 1890 (Chicago Pirates (PL)), 1891 (Boston Reds (AA)), 1892–94 (Boston Beaneaters)
Willie Keeler 6 1894–98 (Baltimore Orioles (NL)), 1899 (Brooklyn Superbas)
Jesse Burkett[13] 5 1893–97 (Cleveland Spiders (NL))
Charlie Gehringer 5 1934–38 (Detroit Tigers)
Mickey Mantle[14] 5 1954–58 (New York Yankees)

Eleven or more seasons with 100 runs scored

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Hank Aaron[15] 15 1955–67, 69–70 (Mil-Atl Braves)
Lou Gehrig 13 1926–38 (New York Yankees)
Alex Rodriguez 13 1996–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2004–08 (New York Yankees)
Derek Jeter[16] 13 1996–2002, 04–07, 09–10 (New York Yankees)
Rickey Henderson[17] 13 1980, 82–84, 90–91, 98 (Oakland Athletics), 85–86, 88 (New York Yankees), 89 (NY Yankees–Oak Athletics), 93 (Oak Athletics–Tor Blue Jays), 96 (San Diego Padres)
Charlie Gehringer 12 1927–30, 1932–38, 40 (Detroit Tigers)
Willie Mays[18] 12 1954–65 (NY-SF Giants)
George Van Haltren[19] 11 1889 (Chicago White Stockings), 91–92 (Baltimore Orioles), 93 (Pittsburgh Pirates), 94–1900 (New York Giants)
Ty Cobb[20] 11 1909–12, 15–17, 21, 23–24 (Detroit Tigers), 27 (Philadelphia Athletics)
Babe Ruth 11 1919 (Boston Red Sox), 1920–21, 23–24, 26–32 (New York Yankees)
Jimmie Foxx 11 1929–30, 32–35 (Philadelphia Athletics), 36–40 (Boston Red Sox)
Stan Musial[21] 11 1943–44, 46–54 (St. Louis Cardinals)

Nine or more consecutive seasons with 100 runs scored

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Lou Gehrig 13 1926–38 (New York Yankees)
Alex Rodriguez 13 1996–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2004–08 (New York Yankees)
Willie Mays 12 1954–65 (NY-SF Giants)
Stan Musial 11 1943–44, 46–54 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Billy Hamilton 10 1889 (Kansas City Blues (AA)), 1890–95 (Philadelphia Phillies), 1896–98 (Boston Beaneaters)
George Van Haltren 10 1891–92 (Baltimore Orioles), 93 (Pittsburgh Pirates), 94–1900 (New York Giants)
Harry Stovey[22] 9 1883–89 (Philadelphia Athletics (AA)), 1890 (Boston Reds (PL)), 1891 (Boston Beaneaters)
Mickey Mantle 9 1953–61 (New York Yankees)
Johnny Damon[23] 9 1998–2000 (Kansas City Royals), 2001 (Oakland Athletics), 02–05 (Boston Red Sox), 2006 (New York Yankees)

League leader in runs scored, 5 or more seasons

Player Titles[24] Years and teams
Babe Ruth 8 1919 (Boston Red Sox), 1920–21, 1923–24, 1926–28 (New York Yankees)
Ted Williams 6 1940–42, 46–47, 49 (Boston Red Sox)
Mickey Mantle 6 1954, 56–58, 60–61 (New York Yankees)
Ty Cobb 5 1909–11, 15–16 (Detroit Tigers)
George Burns 5 1914, 16–17, 19–20 (New York Giants)
Rogers Hornsby 5 1921–22, 24, 27 (St. Louis Cardinals), 29 (Chicago Cubs)
Stan Musial 5 1946, 48, 51–52, 54 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Rickey Henderson 5 1981, 90 (Oakland Athletics), 85–86 (New York Yankees), 89 (NY Yankees–Oak Athletics)
Alex Rodriguez 5 1996 (Seattle Mariners), 2001, 03 (Texas Rangers), 05, 07 (New York Yankees)
Albert Pujols 5 2003-05,09-10 (St. Louis Cardinals)

League leader in runs scored, 3 or more consecutive seasons

Player Titles Seasons & Teams
Harry Stovey 3 1883-85 Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
King Kelly 3 1884-85 Chicago White Stockings
Ty Cobb 3 1909-11 Detroit Tigers
Eddie Collins 3 1912-14 Philadelphia Athletics
Babe Ruth 3 1919 (Boston Red Sox), 20-21 (New York Yankees)
Babe Ruth 3 1926-28 (New York Yankees)
Chuck Klein 3 1930-32 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Ted Williams 3 1940-42 (Boston Red Sox)
Mickey Mantle 3 1956-58 (New York Yankees)
Pete Rose 3 1974-76 (Cincinnati Reds)
Albert Pujols 3 2003-05 (St. Louis Cardinals)

League leader in runs scored, both leagues

Player League, team and year
Frank Robinson NL: Cincinnati Reds (1956), AL: Baltimore Orioles (1966)

League leader in runs scored, three different teams

Player Teams and years
Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals (1921-22, 24), New York Giants (1927), Chicago Cubs (1929)
Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners (1996), Texas Rangers (2001, 03), New York Yankees (2005)

1000 runs scored by a team in one season

Runs [25] Team Season
1220 Boston Beaneaters 1894
1143 Philadelphia Phillies 1894
1131 St. Louis Cardinals 1887
1068 Philadelphia Phillies 1895
1067 New York Yankees 1931
1065 New York Yankees 1936
1062 New York Yankees 1930
1041 Chicago Colts 1894
1027 Boston Red Sox 1950
1025 Boston Beaneaters 1897
1021 Brooklyn Grooms 1894
1011 Philadelphia Phillies 1893
1009 Cleveland Indians 1999
1008 Boston Beaneaters 1893
1004 St. Louis Cardinals 1930
1002 New York Yankees 1932

One or more runs scored in each inning of a game

Team [26] Date Opponent Venue2 Score
Cleveland Spiders 15 August 1889 Boston Beaneaters League Park 19-8[27]
Washington Senators (NL) 22 June 1894 Boston Beaneaters Boundary Field 26-12[28]
Cleveland Spiders 12 July 1894 Philadelphia Phillies League Park 20-10[29]
Chicago Colts 29 June 1897 Louisville Colonels West Side Park 36-7[30]
Boston Americans 16 September 1903 Cleveland Indians Huntington Avenue Grounds 14-7[31]
New York Giants 1 June 1923 Philadelphia Phillies Baker Bowl 22-8[32]
Cleveland Indians 7 July 19233 Boston Red Sox League Park 27-3[33]
New York Yankees 26 July 1939 St. Louis Browns Yankee Stadium 14-1[34]
Chicago White Sox 11 May 1949 Boston Red Sox Comiskey Park 12-8[35]
St. Louis Cardinals 13 September 1964 Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field 15-2[36]
Kansas City Royals 14 September 1998 Oakland Athletics Kauffman Stadium 16-6[37]
Colorado Rockies 5 May 1999 Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field 13-6[38]
New York Yankees 29 April 2006 Toronto Blue Jays Yankee Stadium 17-6[39]

Notes

  1. Ted Williams did not play 1943-45 due to military service in World War II.
  2. Except for the Chicago Colts, all of the National League teams to accomplish this, accomplished this on the road, and all of the American League teams to accomplish this, accomplished this at home (thus meaning each AL team only batted for 8 innings).
  3. Game 1 of a doubleheader.

References

See also

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