Hughie Jennings holds the record for most times hit by a pitch.

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.

Below is the list of the 100 Major League Baseball players who have been hit by a pitch more than 100 times in their MLB careers.

Hughie Jennings holds the Major League record for most hit by pitches, getting hit 287 times in his career. Craig Biggio (285), Tommy Tucker (272), Don Baylor (267), Jason Kendall (254), Ron Hunt (243), Dan McGann (230), Anthony Rizzo (213), and Chase Utley (204) are the only other players to be hit by 200 or more pitches during their careers.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career hit batsmen. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2024 HBP) Number of times hit by pitch during the 2024 Major League Baseball season.
HBP Total career times hit by pitch.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List

Anthony Rizzo, the active leader and 8th all-time in being hit by pitches
Rank Player (2024 HBP) HBP
1 Hughie Jennings * 287
2 Craig Biggio * 285
3 Tommy Tucker 272
4 Don Baylor 267
5 Jason Kendall 254
6 Ron Hunt 243
7 Dan McGann 230
8 Anthony Rizzo (0) 213
9 Chase Utley 204
10 Frank Robinson * 198
11 Minnie Miñoso * 197
12 Jake Beckley * 183
13 Jason Giambi 180
14 Andrés Galarraga 178
15 Alex Rodriguez 176
16 Curt Welch 173
17 Carlos Delgado 172
18 Derek Jeter * 170
19 Kid Elberfeld 165
20 Fernando Viña 157
21 Brady Anderson 154
Fred Clarke * 154
Starling Marte (0) 154
24 Shin-Soo Choo 152
25 Chet Lemon 151
26 José Guillén 145
27 David Eckstein 143
Carlton Fisk * 143
29 Nellie Fox * 142
30 Art Fletcher 141
31 Bill Dahlen 140
32 Chuck Knoblauch 139
33 Larry Walker * 138
34 Frank Chance * 137
35 Gary Sheffield 135
36 Dummy Hoy 134
Reed Johnson 134
Nap Lajoie * 134
John McGraw * 134
Rickie Weeks Jr. 134
41 Steve Brodie 132
Damion Easley 132
43 Brian Downing 129
Willie Keeler * 129
A. J. Pierzynski 129
46 Jeff Bagwell * 128
47 Carlos Quentin 127
Aramis Ramírez 127
Scott Rolen * 127
50 Aaron Rowand 126
Rank Player (2024 HBP) HBP
51 Mark Canha (0) 125
Jeff Kent 125
Honus Wagner * 125
54 Prince Fielder 124
Matt Holliday 124
56 José Abreu (0) 123
Derek Dietrich 123
Albert Pujols 123
59 Miguel Tejada 122
Justin Turner (0) 122
61 Alex Gordon 121
62 Buck Herzog 120
63 Kurt Suzuki 119
64 Melvin Mora 117
65 Jimmy Dykes 115
Sherm Lollar 115
67 Frankie Crosetti 114
Bill Freehan 114
69 Carlos Gómez 112
Josh Willingham 112
71 Andre Dawson * 111
Steve Evans 111
Luis Gonzalez 111
Mark Teixeira 111
75 George Burns 110
Jon Jay 110
77 Sherry Magee 109
Manny Ramírez 109
79 David DeJesus 108
Bill Joyce 108
Mo Vaughn 108
82 Jason LaRue 107
Russell Martin 107
Pete Rose 107
Wally Schang 107
86 Barry Bonds 106
87 Dan Brouthers * 105
Edwin Encarnación 105
Mark Grudzielanek 105
90 Charlie Blackmon (0) 104
Paul Konerko 104
Kevin Youkilis 104
93 Vladimir Guerrero * 103
Adam Jones 103
Tris Speaker * 103
Kolten Wong (0) 103
97 Orlando Cepeda * 102
Juan Pierre 102
99 Henry Larkin 101
Plácido Polanco 101

Notes

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

See also