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by Riley Baines
MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History

Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History

Hey baseball fans! Over the years, we’ve been spoiled with some truly mesmerizing swings and iconic moments from the batter’s box. Now, I’m not just talking about the towering home runs that leave us awe-struck. No siree! We’re diving deep into the heart of the game, where legends aren’t just made by dingers but by their sheer brilliance every time they face a pitch. Batting averages, those clutch hits, the eye for a perfect pitch, and heck, even the discipline to let one go by—it’s a whole ballet at the plate. And while the long balls might steal the headlines, these intricacies often define the very best. So, gear up as we hit a homerun down memory lane, counting down the top 10 best hitters in MLB history. If you love the game, this list is straight from the diamond, just for you!


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #10 Ken Griffey Jr

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #10 Ken Griffey Jr

#10 – Ken Griffey Jr.

The Kid! Ken Griffey Jr. is a name synonymous with pure baseball talent and one of the sweetest swings the game has ever seen. Born into baseball royalty—his dad, Ken Griffey Sr., was no slouch in the big leagues—Junior carved his own legacy with a combination of style, grace, and raw power.

With the Seattle Mariners, where he began his storied career, Griffey’s captivating play and trademark backwards cap became emblematic of a new generation of baseball. Over his illustrious 22-season career, Junior smashed 630 home runs, landing him sixth on the all-time list. But remember, we’re not just about the homers here. Griffey boasted a career batting average of .284 and an on-base percentage of .370. Throw in 10 Gold Glove Awards, and you’ve got a player who was just as sublime in the outfield as he was at the plate.

A 13-time All-Star and the 1997 AL MVP, Ken Griffey Jr.’s infectious smile and genuine love for the game made him a fan favorite across the league. His combination of athleticism, power, and sheer joy made baseball look easy and, more importantly, fun. In an era that was often overshadowed by performance-enhancing scandals, Griffey stood out as a beacon of genuine talent and charisma, and that lands him a spot opening up our list as the 10th best hitter ever in MLB history.

MLB statistics
Batting average .284
Hits 2,781
Home runs 630
Runs batted in 1,836
  • Seattle Mariners (1989–1999)
  • Cincinnati Reds (2000–2008)
  • Chicago White Sox (2008)
  • Seattle Mariners (2009–2010)
Career highlights and awards
  • 13× All-Star (1990–2000, 2004, 2007)
  • AL MVP (1997)
  • 10× Gold Glove Award (1990–1999)
  • 7× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1993, 1994, 1996–1999)
  • NL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
  • 4× AL home run leader (1994, 1997–1999)
  • AL RBI leader (1997)
  • Seattle Mariners No. 24 retired
  • Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame
  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #9 Albert Pujols

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #9 Albert Pujols

#9 – Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols, the “Machine” as he’s fondly referred to, is nothing short of baseball royalty. Bursting onto the MLB scene with the St. Louis Cardinals in the early 2000s, Pujols quickly established himself as one of the game’s premier hitters, leaving pitchers scratching their heads and fans on their feet.

Now, while his home run tally—well over 600 dingers—is undoubtedly impressive, Pujols’ greatness transcends those mighty blasts. Throughout his career, Albert displayed an uncanny ability to consistently hit for both power and average. At the peak of his prowess with the Cardinals, he was a perennial .300+ hitter. Heck, he even finished his rookie season with a staggering .329 batting average! With a career on-base percentage flirting around .380 and a slugging percentage north of .540, Pujols’ bat was the stuff of nightmares for opposing pitchers.

A 10-time All-Star, 3-time MVP, and 2-time World Series champion, Pujols also showcased impeccable plate discipline, amassing more walks than strikeouts in several of his seasons. And let’s not forget his prowess on the field—those Gold Gloves at first base weren’t just for show.

Pujols’ move to the Los Angeles Angels saw him continue his hitting heroics on the West Coast. A paragon of consistency, dedication, and raw talent, Albert Pujols rightfully earns his spot in our top 10 countdown. Whether you cheered for or against his team, when Pujols strode to the plate, you couldn’t help but stop and watch. That’s the mark of a true baseball legend.

MLB statistics
Batting average .296
Hits 3,384
Home runs 703
Runs batted in 2,218
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2001–2011)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim / Los Angeles Angels (2012–2021)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (2021)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (2022)
Career highlights and awards
  • 11× All-Star (2001, 2003–2010, 2015, 2022)
  • 2× World Series champion (2006, 2011)
  • 3× NL MVP (2005, 2008, 2009)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (2001)
  • NLCS MVP (2004)
  • 2× Gold Glove Award (2006, 2010)
  • 6× Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008–2010)
  • 2× NL Hank Aaron Award (2003, 2009)
  • NL Comeback Player of the Year (2022)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (2008)
  • NL batting champion (2003)
  • 2× NL home run leader (2009, 2010)
  • NL RBI leader (2010)
MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #8 Lou Gehrig

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #8 Lou Gehrig

#8 – Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse” of baseball, is a name etched in the annals of MLB history not just for his remarkable prowess at the plate, but for his incredible resilience and commitment to the game. Donning the iconic pinstripes of the New York Yankees, Gehrig’s legendary career was defined by consistency, power, and an unwavering passion for baseball.

While his 493 home runs speak volumes of his power, Gehrig’s overall hitting was a masterclass in precision and technique. Boasting a career batting average of .340 and an on-base percentage of .447, Gehrig was the very epitome of a hitter’s hitter. For those who think we’re just mooning over long balls here, consider this: Gehrig knocked in more than 150 runs in a season seven times. That’s some serious clutch hitting!

A 7-time All-Star and 2-time MVP, one of his most astonishing feats was playing in 2,130 consecutive games—a record that stood unbroken for over half a century. This unmatched durability earned him his “Iron Horse” moniker, and it showcased Gehrig’s sheer determination and love for the game.

Off the field, Gehrig’s grace and humility were just as impressive. His heartfelt farewell speech in 1939, when he called himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth,” still resonates with fans as a testament to his character. Tragically, his career and life were cut short by the disease that now bears his name. Yet, his legacy lives on, a testament to the heart and soul he poured into every game. Lou Gehrig’s indomitable spirit and remarkable talent make him a shoo-in for our top 10 list. He wasn’t just one of baseball’s best hitters—he was one of its greatest ambassadors.

MLB statistics
Batting average .340
Hits 2,721
Home runs 493
Runs batted in 1,995
  • New York Yankees (1923–1939)
Career highlights and awards
  • 7× All-Star (1933–1939)
  • 6× World Series champion (1927, 1928, 1932, 1936–1938)
  • 2× AL MVP (1927, 1936)
  • Triple Crown (1934)
  • AL batting champion (1934)
  • 3× AL home run leader (1931, 1934, 1936)
  • 5× AL RBI leader (1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934)
  • Hit 4 home runs in one game on June 3, 1932
  • New York Yankees No. 4 retired
  • Monument Park honoree
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #7 Mickey Mantle

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #7 Mickey Mantle

#7 – Mickey Mantle

When you think of the New York Yankees’ storied history and their pantheon of legends, Mickey Mantle shines as one of the brightest stars. The “Commerce Comet,” named for his hometown in Oklahoma, was a force to be reckoned with every time he stepped up to the plate. Blazing speed, raw power, and an unmatched flair for the dramatic, Mantle was a baseball icon of the 1950s and 60s.

Sure, his 536 career home runs, many of which seemed to defy the very laws of physics, are a testament to his prowess. But Mantle was much more than a slugger. His career batting average of .298, combined with an on-base percentage of .421, showcases a hitter who knew when to swing for the fences and when to play it smart. A triple-threat, he could hit, run, and field with the best of them.

A 20-time All-Star, 3-time MVP, and a member of 7 World Series-winning teams, Mantle was the very heart of the Yankees during their golden era. His switch-hitting capability added another layer to his legend, making him a constant puzzle for opposing pitchers.

Off the field, Mantle’s larger-than-life personality and genuine love for the game endeared him to fans, young and old. His battles with injuries, and later, his candid acknowledgment of personal shortcomings, revealed a human side that resonated with many. Through highs and lows, Mantle’s legend grew, rooted in authenticity and sheer talent.

In the tapestry of MLB history, Mickey Mantle is woven in golden threads. A symbol of an era, his incredible feats and enduring legacy ensure he’s more than deserving of a spot in our top 10 best hitters countdown. Mickey didn’t just play baseball; he lived it, loved it, and left an indelible mark on it.

MLB statistics
Batting average .298
Hits 2,415
Home runs 536
Runs batted in 1,509
  • New York Yankees (1951–1968)
Career highlights and awards
  • 20× All-Star (1952–1965, 1967, 1968)
  • 7× World Series champion (1951–1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962)
  • 3× AL MVP (1956, 1957, 1962)
  • Triple Crown (1956)
  • Gold Glove Award (1962)
  • AL batting champion (1956)
  • 4× AL home run leader (1955, 1956, 1958, 1960)
  • AL RBI leader (1956)
  • New York Yankees No. 7 retired
  • Monument Park honoree
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #6 Ty Cobb

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #6 Ty Cobb

#6 – Ty Cobb

Enter the “Georgia Peach,” Ty Cobb—a name that resonates with reverence and, sometimes, controversy in the baseball realm. But there’s no disputing one thing: Cobb was one of the best hitters the game has ever witnessed. His efficiency tells the story.

In an era where baseball was rough and tough, and where batting averages ruled over home run counts, Cobb’s prowess at the plate was unparalleled. He wasn’t about the big blasts; he was about precision, timing, and an uncanny ability to get on base. With an astounding career batting average of .366—the highest in MLB history—Cobb was the epitome of consistency.

Over his 24-season career, predominantly with the Detroit Tigers, Cobb amassed more than 4,000 hits, proving that while the home runs bring the crowds to their feet, it’s the consistent base hits that win games. And let’s not forget his 892 stolen bases, showcasing his speed and baseball IQ, making him a constant threat whether at the plate or on the base paths.

A 12-time AL batting champion and MVP, Cobb’s competitive spirit was legendary, sometimes tipping into aggression. But no one could question his dedication to the game and his sheer will to win. His approach to hitting—studying pitchers, understanding their tactics, and then exploiting their weaknesses—was revolutionary for its time.

Though often remembered for his fiery temperament and fierce on-field rivalries, Cobb’s impact on the art of hitting is undeniable. His style, technique, and relentless pursuit of excellence set him apart in an era teeming with baseball greats. The “Georgia Peach” might have been prickly at times, but his place among the best hitters in MLB history is as sweet as they come.

MLB statistics
Batting average .366
Hits 4,189
Home runs 117
Runs batted in 1,944
Stolen bases 897
Managerial record 479–444
Winning % .519
As player

  • Detroit Tigers (1905–1926)
  • Philadelphia Athletics (1927–1928)

As manager

  • Detroit Tigers (1921–1926)
Career highlights and awards
  • AL MVP (1911)
  • Triple Crown (1909)
  • 12× AL batting champion (1907–1915, 1917–1919)
  • AL home run leader (1909)
  • 4× AL RBI leader (1907–1909, 1911)
  • 6× AL stolen base leader (1907, 1909, 1911, 1915–1917)
  • Name honored by the Tigers
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • MLB record .366 career batting average


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #5 Willie Mays

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #5 Willie Mays

#5 – Willie Mays

“Say Hey!” When it comes to the world of baseball, Willie Mays is nothing short of a supernova—a dazzling blend of talent, charisma, and an infectious zest for the game. The “Say Hey Kid,” as he was affectionately known, embodied the very essence of baseball: skill, joy, and a touch of magic.

While Mays’ iconic over-the-shoulder catch in the 1954 World Series is the stuff of legends, his capabilities at the plate were equally mesmerizing. Clocking in 660 career home runs is no small feat, but Mays was no mere power hitter. With a career batting average of .302 and an on-base percentage of .384, he was a multidimensional threat, capable of changing the game’s tide with a single swing or a brilliantly timed run.

Over his 22-season spell, primarily with the New York and San Francisco Giants, Mays racked up accolades like they were going out of style: a 24-time All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove winner, and 2-time MVP, just to name a few. His exceptional fielding ability and arm strength, combined with his prowess at the plate, made him one of baseball’s true five-tool players.

Beyond the stats and accolades, what truly set Mays apart was his genuine love for the game. His cap flying off as he sprinted, that trademark basket catch, and his joyful approach on and off the field made him a beloved figure not just in San Francisco but across the nation.

In the pantheon of MLB greats, Willie Mays shines bright—a beacon of pure baseball talent and heart. The “Say Hey Kid” didn’t just play baseball; he celebrated it, and in doing so, became one of the most cherished figures in sports history.

MLB statistics
Batting average .302
Hits 3,283
Home runs 660
Runs batted in 1,903
Stolen bases 338
As player

  • Birmingham Black Barons (1948)
  • New York / San Francisco Giants (1951–1952, 1954–1972)
  • New York Mets (1972–1973)

As coach

  • New York Mets (1974–1979)
Career highlights and awards
  • 24× All-Star (1954–1973)
  • World Series champion (1954)
  • 2× NL MVP (1954, 1965)
  • NL Rookie of the Year (1951)
  • 12× Gold Glove Award (1957–1968)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (1971)
  • NL batting champion (1954)
  • 4× NL home run leader (1955, 1962, 1964, 1965)
  • 4× NL stolen base leader (1956–1959)
  • Hit 4 home runs in one game on April 30, 1961
  • San Francisco Giants No. 24 retired
  • New York Mets No. 24 retired
  • San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #4 Hank Aaron

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #4 Hank Aaron

#4 – Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron, aptly known as “Hammerin’ Hank,” was the very embodiment of quiet strength and unwavering resilience, both on and off the baseball diamond. In a career that spanned 23 seasons, Aaron’s accomplishments with the bat were nothing short of legendary.

When most think of Aaron, the mind instantly travels to that fateful day in 1974 when he surpassed Babe Ruth’s seemingly unbreakable record by hitting his 715th home run. That swing was more than just a hit; it was a powerful statement, breaking barriers in a time of intense racial tension. But Hank’s legacy goes beyond just that iconic homer.

With 755 career home runs, Aaron remains one of the game’s most potent power hitters. However, it would be a grave injustice to label him solely as a slugger. A lifetime batting average of .305 and a tally of 3,771 hits—third-highest in MLB history—reflects a player who was masterful at both power hitting and precision. His consistency over the years was nothing short of remarkable, with his prowess resulting in a staggering 25 All-Star appearances.

Beyond the accolades and statistics, Aaron’s grace under pressure was his defining attribute. Facing unabashed racism and harrowing threats as he closed in on Ruth’s record, his ability to stay focused, composed, and committed to the game showcased an inner strength few possess.

In the annals of baseball history, Hank Aaron stands as a titan—not just for the records he set but for the path he paved for future generations. In a world of flashy players and headline-grabbing antics, Aaron was a beacon of humility, resilience, and unparalleled skill. For his immense contribution to the sport and society at large, “Hammerin’ Hank” is indisputably one of the top hitters in MLB history.

MLB statistics
Batting average .305
Hits 3,771
Home runs 755
Runs batted in 2,297
  • Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves (1954–1974)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (1975–1976)
Career highlights and awards
  • 25× All-Star (1955–1975)
  • World Series champion (1957)
  • NL MVP (1957)
  • 3× Gold Glove Award (1958–1960)
  • 2× NL batting champion (1956, 1959)
  • 4× NL home run leader (1957, 1963, 1966, 1967)
  • 4× NL RBI leader (1957, 1960, 1963, 1966)
  • Atlanta Braves No. 44 retired
  • Milwaukee Brewers No. 44 retired
  • Braves Hall of Fame
  • American Family Field Walk of Fame
  • Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team

MLB records

  • 2,297 career runs batted in
  • 6,856 career total bases
  • 1,477 career extra-base hits


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #3 Ted Williams

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #3 Ted Williams

#3 – Ted Williams

Stepping into the top three of our illustrious list, we arrive at a man often referred to as “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived.” Ted Williams, the iconic Boston Red Sox outfielder, is a name that evokes awe, admiration, and sheer wonderment amongst baseball aficionados.

Williams didn’t just play baseball; he dissected it, studied it, and pursued perfection in it. With a career batting average of .344 and an otherworldly on-base percentage of .482—the highest of any player in MLB history—Ted’s prowess at the plate was a marvel to behold. But perhaps what’s most staggering is the fact that he remains the last player to hit over .400 in a season, finishing the 1941 campaign with a .406 average—a feat that, with every passing year, seems increasingly unattainable.

His career total of 521 home runs is even more impressive when you consider that Williams lost critical years of his prime to serve in World War II and the Korean War as a fighter pilot. Few athletes in history can claim to have made such sacrifices in their prime.

Beyond the diamond, Williams was a character, known for his fiery temper, feuds with the press, and an unyielding determination to perfect his craft. Yet, underneath it all, lay an unwavering love for the game and a deep respect for the art of hitting.

His post-playing days saw him pen “The Science of Hitting,” a seminal work that delves into the intricacies of batting, revealing the depth of his understanding and passion for the game. It’s a testament to his legacy that, decades later, the book remains a must-read for budding baseball players.

In Ted Williams, we witness the rare convergence of talent, intellect, and an unyielding quest for perfection. In a sport defined by fleeting moments of brilliance, Williams’ star shines perennially bright, making him an undeniable pick for our top three best hitters in MLB history.

MLB statistics
Batting average .344
Hits 2,654
Home runs 521
Runs batted in 1,839
On-base percentage .482
Managerial record 273–364
Winning % .429
As player

  • Boston Red Sox (1939–1942, 1946–1960)

As manager

  • Washington Senators / Texas Rangers (1969–1972)
Career highlights and awards
  • 19× All-Star (1940–1942, 1946–1951, 1953–1960²)
  • 2× AL MVP (1946, 1949)
  • 2× Triple Crown (1942, 1947)
  • 6× AL batting champion (1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1957, 1958)
  • 4× AL home run leader (1941, 1942, 1947, 1949)
  • 4× AL RBI leader (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949)
  • MLB record .482 career on-base percentage
  • Boston Red Sox No. 9 retired
  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
  • San Diego Padres Hall of Fame
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #2 Barry Bonds

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #2 Barry Bonds

#2 – Barry Bonds

Mentioning Barry Bonds stirs a gamut of emotions among baseball aficionados—awe, respect, contention, and fervent discussion. Yet, beyond the clamor lies an irrefutable fact: Bonds possessed a masterful prowess with the bat, standing out as perhaps the most formidable player of his era.

Bonds’ statistical resume is nothing short of legendary. He boasts a staggering 762 career home runs, placing him unequivocally at the pinnacle of the all-time list. But Bonds wasn’t just about power. With a career batting average of .298, an exceptional on-base percentage of .444, and a slugging percentage of .607, his multifaceted talent was evident. A seven-time MVP, Bonds had an unparalleled plate discipline, evident in his MLB record for total walks.

His initial years with the Pittsburgh Pirates hinted at his potential as an all-rounded player. However, it was with the San Francisco Giants that Bonds etched an indomitable legacy. The period from 2000 to 2004 was particularly illustrative of his prowess. 2001 saw him eclipse Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record with a mind-boggling 73 homers.

Despite such feats, Bonds’ illustrious career was not without its share of controversies. Accusations of performance-enhancing drug use cast a pall over his accolades, igniting polarizing debates about his place in the annals of baseball. The BALCO episode and subsequent probes painted Bonds as a contentious figure in the baseball realm.

Yet, setting aside the controversies to purely focus on his artistry at the plate—the precise timing, the astute pitch judgment, and the aura he radiated in the batter’s box—it’s arduous to deny Bonds a revered place among baseball’s pantheon. To some, he remains an asterisk-marked legend; to others, he’s the unparalleled batting maestro. But as per our analysis, given his unrivaled dominance and unparalleled talent, Barry Bonds secures the title of the 2nd best hitter in MLB history.

MLB Statistics:

  • Batting average: .298
  • Hits: 2,935
  • Home runs: 762
  • Runs batted in: 1,996
  • Stolen bases: 514


  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–1992)
  • San Francisco Giants (1993–2007)

Career Highlights and Awards:

  • 14× All-Star (1990, 1992–1998, 2000–2004, 2007)
  • 7× NL MVP (1990, 1992, 1993, 2001–2004)
  • 8× Gold Glove Award (1990–1994, 1996–1998)
  • 12× Silver Slugger Award (1990–1994, 1996, 1997, 2000–2004)
  • 3× NL Hank Aaron Award (2001, 2002, 2004)
  • 2× NL batting champion (2002, 2004)
  • 2× NL home run leader (1993, 2001)
  • NL RBI leader (1993)
  • San Francisco Giants No. 25 retired
  • San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

MLB Records:

  • 762 career home runs
  • 73 home runs, single season
  • 2,558 career bases on balls
  • 232 bases on balls, single season
  • .609 on-base percentage, single season
  • .863 slugging percentage, single season


MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History - #1 Babe Ruth

MLB Top 10 Best Hitters Ever in MLB History – #1 Babe Ruth

#1 – Babe Ruth

Standing atop the pantheon of baseball’s luminaries is the larger-than-life figure of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The “Sultan of Swat” wasn’t merely a baseball player; he was an emblematic presence that irrevocably shaped the game.

Ruth’s impressive statistics speak volumes: 714 home runs, a career batting average of .342, and a record slugging percentage of .690. However, the impact of Babe Ruth extends far beyond numbers. He emerged during the tail end of the Deadball Era, a period defined by low-scoring games and strategic play. Ruth ushered in the Live Ball Era with his unprecedented power hitting, forever embedding the home run in baseball’s identity.

Starting as a dominant pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, Ruth’s potential as a hitter blossomed following his transfer to the New York Yankees. The 1920s resonated with the echoes of his mighty swings, drawing massive crowds eager to witness history.

Ruth’s infectious charisma and flair also made him one of America’s pioneering sports celebrities. A true product of the Roaring Twenties, he embodied the decade’s vibrancy and gusto.

Despite the occasional controversies and tales of his larger-than-life escapades, these tales only deepened the legend that was Babe Ruth. His passion for the game, unmatched talent, and rapport with fans have solidified him as an eternal icon.

Throughout baseball’s storied history, many names stand out, but none shine as luminously as Babe Ruth. A representative of the game’s golden age and a symbol of hope during challenging times, Ruth’s legacy remains unrivaled. He forever altered baseball.

MLB Statistics:

  • Batting average: .342
  • Hits: 2,873
  • Home runs: 714
  • Runs batted in: 2,214
  • Win–loss record: 94–46
  • Earned run average: 2.28
  • Strikeouts: 488


  • Boston Red Sox (1914–1919)
  • New York Yankees (1920–1934)
  • Boston Braves (1935)

Career Highlights and Awards:

  • 2× All-Star (1933, 1934)
  • 7× World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)
  • AL MVP (1923)
  • AL batting champion (1924)
  • 12× AL home run leader (1918–1921, 1923, 1924, 1926–1931)
  • 5× AL RBI leader (1919–1921, 1923, 1926)
  • AL ERA leader (1916)
  • Pitched a combined no-hitter on June 23, 1917
  • New York Yankees No. 3 retired
  • Monument Park honoree
  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team


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