Hank Aaron, career leader in runs batted in.
Hank Aaron, career leader in runs batted in.

This is a list of Major League Baseball players who have compiled 1,000 runs batted in (RBIs). RBIs are usually accumulated when a batter in baseball enables a runner on base (including himself, in the case of a home run) to score as a result of making contact at-bat (except in certain situations, such as when an error is made on the play or during a double play). A batter is also credited with an RBI if he reaches first base with the bases loaded via a base on balls (walk), being hit by a pitch, or interference.

As of 2022, Albert Pujols[1] and Miguel Cabrera[2] are the only active players among the top 15 in career RBIs.

MLB's official list does not include RBIs accumulated before 1920, when runs batted in became an official statistic. The list on this page is compiled from Baseball-Reference, which credits RBIs from 1907 to 1919 as recorded by baseball writer and historian Ernest Lanigan. One difference between the lists is that Babe Ruth is ranked third by Baseball-Reference, but seventh by MLB, which does not count Ruth's 224 RBI compiled before 1920.[3]

Key

Rank Among leaders in career RBIs. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2022 RBIs) RBIs in 2022.
RBI Career runs batted in.
denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List

Stats updated through the 2022 season.

Rank Player RBI
1 Hank Aaron 2,297
2 Albert Pujols (68) 2,218
3 Babe Ruth 2,214
4 Alex Rodriguez 2,086
5 Barry Bonds 1,996
6 Lou Gehrig 1,995
7 Stan Musial 1,951
8 Ty Cobb 1,944
9 Jimmie Foxx 1,922
10 Eddie Murray 1,917
11 Willie Mays 1,903
12 Cap Anson 1,879[b][4]
13 Mel Ott 1,860
14 Miguel Cabrera (43) 1,847
15 Carl Yastrzemski 1,844
16 Ted Williams 1,839
17 Ken Griffey Jr. 1,836
18 Rafael Palmeiro 1,834
19 Dave Winfield 1,833
20 Manny Ramirez 1,831
21 Al Simmons 1,828
22 Frank Robinson 1,812
23 David Ortiz 1,768
24 Honus Wagner 1,732
25 Adrián Beltré 1,707
26 Frank Thomas 1,704
27 Reggie Jackson 1,702
28 Jim Thome 1,699
29 Cal Ripken Jr. 1,695
30 Gary Sheffield 1,676
31 Sammy Sosa 1,667
32 Tony Pérez 1,652
33 Ernie Banks 1,636
34 Harold Baines 1,628
35 Chipper Jones 1,623
36 Goose Goslin 1,612
37 Nap Lajoie 1,599
38 George Brett 1,596
39 Mike Schmidt 1,595
40 Andre Dawson 1,591
41 Carlos Beltrán 1,587
42 Rogers Hornsby 1,584
Harmon Killebrew 1,584
44 Al Kaline 1,582
45 Jake Beckley 1,581
46 Willie McCovey 1,555
47 Fred McGriff 1,550
48 Harry Heilmann 1,543
49 Willie Stargell 1,540
50 Joe DiMaggio 1,537
51 Tris Speaker 1,531
52 Jeff Bagwell 1,529
53 Sam Crawford 1,523
54 Jeff Kent 1,518
55 Carlos Delgado 1,512
56 Mickey Mantle 1,509
57 Vladimir Guerrero 1,496
58 Dave Parker 1,493
59 Billy Williams 1,475
60 Rusty Staub 1,466
Ed Delahanty 1,466
62 Eddie Mathews 1,453
63 Jim Rice 1,451
64 Joe Carter 1,445
65 Jason Giambi 1,441
66 George Davis 1,440
67 Luis Gonzalez 1,439
68 Yogi Berra 1,430
69 Charlie Gehringer 1,427
70 Andrés Galarraga 1,425
71 Joe Cronin 1,424
72 Jim Bottomley 1,422
73 Aramis Ramírez 1,417
Rank Player RBI
74 Mark McGwire 1,414
75 Paul Konerko 1,412
76 José Canseco 1,407
77 Todd Helton 1,406
Robin Yount 1,406
79 Juan González 1,404
80 Torii Hunter 1,391
81 Ted Simmons 1,389
82 Dwight Evans 1,384
83 Joe Medwick 1,383
84 Johnny Bench 1,376
85 Chili Davis 1,372
86 Lave Cross 1,371
87 Garret Anderson 1,365
Orlando Cepeda 1,365
89 Bobby Abreu 1,363
Carlos Lee 1,363
91 Brooks Robinson 1,357
92 Darrell Evans 1,354
93 Gary Gaetti 1,341
94 Johnny Mize 1,337
95 Mike Piazza 1,335
96 Duke Snider 1,333
97 Iván Rodríguez 1,332
98 Ron Santo 1,331
99 Carlton Fisk 1,330
100 Al Oliver 1,326
101 Roger Connor 1,323
Rubén Sierra 1,322
103 Graig Nettles 1,314
Pete Rose 1,314
105 Derek Jeter 1,311
Mickey Vernon 1,311
Larry Walker 1,311
108 Paul Waner 1,309
109 Steve Garvey 1,308
110 Paul Molitor 1,307
111 Robinson Canó (4) 1,306
112 Roberto Clemente 1,305
113 Enos Slaughter 1,304
114 Nelson Cruz (64) 1,302
Hugh Duffy 1,302
Miguel Tejada 1,302
117 Eddie Collins 1,300
118 Sam Thompson 1,299
119 Mark Teixeira 1,298
120 Dan Brouthers 1,296
121 Andruw Jones 1,289
122 Moisés Alou 1,287
Scott Rolen 1,287
124 Del Ennis 1,284
125 Bob Johnson 1,283
126 Don Baylor 1,276
Hank Greenberg 1,276
128 Gil Hodges 1,274
129 Pie Traynor 1,273
130 Tino Martinez 1,271
131 Paul O'Neill 1,269
132 Dale Murphy 1,266
133 Edwin Encarnación 1,261
Edgar Martínez 1,261
135 Bernie Williams 1,257
136 Zack Wheat 1,248
137 Bobby Doerr 1,247
138 Frankie Frisch 1,244
Lee May 1,244
140 George Foster 1,239
Albert Belle 1,239
142 Magglio Ordonez 1,236
143 Lance Berkman 1,234
144 Bill Dahlen 1,233
145 John Olerud 1,230
146 Gary Carter 1,225
Rank Player RBI
147 Matt Holliday 1,220
148 Matt Williams 1,218
149 Dave Kingman 1,210
150 Bill Dickey 1,209
151 Bill Buckner 1,208
152 Raúl Ibañez 1,207
153 Ellis Burks 1,206
154 Will Clark 1,205
155 Adrián González 1,202
156 Chuck Klein 1,201
157 Jim Edmonds 1,199
158 Bob Elliott 1,195
159 Julio Franco 1,194
Ryan Howard 1,194
Joe Kelley 1,194
162 Tony Lazzeri 1,191
163 Boog Powell 1,187
164 Joe Torre 1,185
165 Heinie Manush 1,183
166 Robin Ventura 1,182
167 Jack Clark 1,180
168 Gabby Hartnett 1,179
169 Victor Martinez 1,178
Vic Wertz 1,178
171 Sherry Magee 1,176
172 Craig Biggio 1,175
George Sisler 1,175
174 Vern Stephens 1,174
175 Bobby Bonilla 1,173
176 Vada Pinson 1,170
177 Adam Dunn 1,168
178 Steve Finley 1,167
179 Bobby Veach 1,166
180 Earl Averill 1,164
181 Willie Horton 1,163
182 Rocky Colavito 1,159
Alfonso Soriano 1,159
184 Ryan Braun 1,154
185 B. J. Surhoff 1,153
186 Rudy York 1,149
187 Roy Sievers 1,147
188 Mark Grace 1,146
189 Dante Bichette 1,141
Ken Boyer 1,141
191 Ron Cey 1,139
Johnny Damon 1,139
193 Tony Gwynn 1,138
194 Tommy Corcoran 1,137
195 Roberto Alomar 1,134
196 Joe Morgan 1,133
197 Evan Longoria (42) 1,131
198 Greg Luzinski 1,128
199 Cecil Cooper 1,125
Tim Wallach 1,125
201 Ed McKean 1,124
202 Joe Adcock 1,122
203 Bobby Wallace 1,121
204 Dick Allen 1,119
Frank Howard 1,119
206 Luke Appling 1,116
207 Rickey Henderson 1,115
208 George Hendrick 1,111
Fred Lynn 1,111
210 Todd Zeile 1,110
211 Buddy Bell 1,106
Wally Joyner 1,106
Joey Votto (41) 1,106
213 Vinny Castilla 1,105
215 Norm Cash 1,103
216 Don Mattingly 1,099
217 Hal McRae 1,097
218 Jimmy Ryan 1,093
219 Reggie Smith 1,092
Rank Player RBI
220 Kent Hrbek 1,086
221 Kirby Puckett 1,085
222 Lou Whitaker 1,084
223 Brian Giles 1,078
Derrek Lee 1,078
Sam Rice 1,078
Bill Terry 1,078
227 José Cruz 1,077
Charlie Grimm 1,077
229 Pinky Higgins 1,075
230 Brian Downing 1,073
231 Jermaine Dye 1,072
Greg Vaughn 1,072
233 Jeff Conine 1,071
Jimmie Dykes 1,071
Keith Hernandez 1,071
236 Shawn Green 1,070
Lance Parrish 1,070
238 Bid McPhee 1,067
Bob Meusel 1,067
240 Kiki Cuyler 1,065
Jorge Posada 1,065
Ken Singleton 1,065
243 Mo Vaughn 1,064
244 Hack Wilson 1,063
245 Stuffy McInnis 1,062
246 Ryne Sandberg 1,061
Ryan Zimmerman 1,061
248 Carl Furillo 1,058
249 Joe Sewell 1,055
Herman Long 1,055
251 Willie Davis 1,053
252 Tommy Davis 1,052
253 George Scott 1,051
254 Joe Kuhel 1,049
255 Nick Markakis 1,046
256 Ron Fairly 1,044
257 Bobby Murcer 1,043
258 Paul Goldschmidt (115) 1,042
259 Freddie Freeman (100) 1,041
260 Sal Bando 1,039
261 Joe Judge 1,034
262 Matt Kemp 1,031
263 Michael Young 1,030
264 Prince Fielder 1,028
Ted Kluszewski 1,028
266 Eric Karros 1,027
267 Bobby Thomson 1,026
268 Chase Utley 1,025
269 Bobby Bonds 1,024
270 Minnie Miñoso 1,023
Dixie Walker 1,023
272 Travis Fryman 1,022
Yadier Molina (24) 1,022
274 Bret Boone 1,021
275 High Pockets Kelly 1,020
276 Fred Pfeffer 1,019
277 Brian McCann 1,018
278 David Justice 1,017
279 Tim Salmon 1,016
280 Rod Carew 1,015
Fred Clarke 1,015
Ralph Kiner 1,015
283 Wade Boggs 1,014
George Van Haltren 1,014
285 Dusty Baker 1,013
286 Hal Trosky 1,012
287 Jim O'Rourke 1,010
288 Cecil Fielder 1,008
Ron Gant 1,008
290 Amos Otis 1,007
Cy Williams 1,005
292 Alan Trammell 1,003
Justin Upton (3) 1,003
294 George Bell 1,002
Andrew McCutchen (69) 1,002

Through the 2022 season, these are the active players with at least 850 RBIs.

Notes

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or has not played for a full season.
  2. ^ Cap Anson RBI totals are different depending on the source and when RBIs were originally recognized. His totals varies from 1,879-2,075. MLB credits him with 1,879. Baseball-Reference.com credits him with 2,075.

References

  1. ^ "Albert Pujols Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Miguel Cabrera Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  3. ^ Krabbenhoft, Herm. "The Accurate RBI Record of Babe Ruth". sabr.org. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  4. ^ "Cap Anson Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.

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