Nine to Know: 200+ hits (by position) edition

by Bill Chuck on March 28, 2012

    1. The only catchers with 200+ hit seasons are Joe Torre (203) in 1970 and Mike Piazza (201) in 1997.
    2. There have been 35 first basemen with 200+ hit seasons. Here are the multiples:
Rk Yrs From To
1 Lou Gehrig 8 1927 1937
2 Steve Garvey 6 1974 1980
3 Bill Terry 6 1929 1935
4 George Sisler 6 1920 1929
5 Don Mattingly 3 1984 1986
6 Cecil Cooper 3 1980 1983
7 Hank Greenberg 3 1934 1937
8 Todd Helton 2 2000 2003
9 Mo Vaughn 2 1996 1998
10 Bill Buckner 2 1982 1985
11 Rod Carew 2 1976 1977
12 Mickey Vernon 2 1946 1953
13 Frank McCormick 2 1938 1939
14 Hal Trosky 2 1934 1936
15 Jimmie Foxx 2 1932 1933
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3. There have been 36 second basemen with 200+ hit seasons. Here are the multiples:
Rk Yrs From To
1 Charlie Gehringer 7 1929 1937
2 Rogers Hornsby 7 1920 1929
3 Nap Lajoie 4 1901 1910
4 Billy Herman 3 1932 1936
5 Robinson Cano 2 2009 2010
6 Carlos Baerga 2 1992 1993
7 Steve Sax 2 1986 1989
8 Dave Cash 2 1974 1975
9 Rod Carew 2 1973 1974
10 Pete Rose 2 1965 1966
11 Frankie Frisch 2 1923 1927
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4. There have been 27 third basemen with 200+ hit seasons. Here are the multiples:

Rk Yrs From To
1 Wade Boggs 7 1983 1989
2 Pete Rose 3 1975 1977
3 George Brett 2 1976 1979
4 Pinky Whitney 2 1929 1930
5 Freddie Lindstrom 2 1928 1930
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5. There have been 30 shortstops with 200+ hit seasons. Here are the multiples:

Rk Yrs From To
1 Derek Jeter 7 1998 2009
2 Michael Young 4 2004 2007
3 Miguel Tejada 3 2002 2006
4 Alex Rodriguez 3 1996 2001
5 Johnny Pesky 3 1942 1947
6 Cal Ripken 2 1983 1991
7 Garry Templeton 2 1977 1979
8 Harvey Kuenn 2 1953 1954
9 Woody English 2 1930 1931
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6. There have been 50 left fielders with 200+ hit seasons. Here are the multiples:

Rk Yrs From To
1 Al Simmons 5 1929 1933
2 Lou Brock 4 1964 1971
3 Joe Medwick 4 1935 1939
4 Heinie Manush 4 1928 1933
5 Jim Rice 3 1978 1986
6 Lefty O’Doul 3 1929 1932
7 Zack Wheat 3 1922 1925
8 Ralph Garr 2 1971 1974
9 Billy Williams 2 1964 1970
10 Stan Musial 2 1951 1953
11 Dale Mitchell 2 1948 1949
12 Rip Radcliff 2 1936 1940
13 Jo-Jo Moore 2 1935 1936
14 Joe Vosmik 2 1935 1938
15 Goose Goslin 2 1925 1926
16 Charlie Jamieson 2 1923 1924
17 Bobby Veach 2 1921 1922
18 Irish Meusel 2 1921 1922
19 Carson Bigbee 2 1921 1922
20 Shoeless Joe Jackson 2 1916 1920
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7. There have been 45 centerfielders with 200+ hits in a season. Here are the multiples:

Rk Yrs From To
1 Ty Cobb 7 1911 1924
2 Kirby Puckett 5 1986 1992
3 Juan Pierre 4 2001 2006
4 Vada Pinson 4 1959 1965
5 Lloyd Waner 4 1927 1931
6 Tris Speaker 4 1912 1923
7 Richie Ashburn 3 1951 1958
8 Doc Cramer 3 1934 1940
9 Earle Combs 3 1925 1929
10 Bernie Williams 2 1999 2002
11 Matty Alou 2 1969 1970
12 Curt Flood 2 1963 1964
13 Earl Averill 2 1931 1936
14 Johnny Frederick 2 1929 1930
15 Taylor Douthit 2 1929 1930
16 Baby Doll Jacobson 2 1920 1921
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8. There have been 37 right fielders with 200+ hit seasons. Here are the multiples:

Rk Yrs From To
1 Ichiro Suzuki 9 2001 2010
2 Paul Waner 8 1927 1937
3 Sam Rice 5 1924 1930
4 Vladimir Guerrero 4 1998 2006
5 Tony Gwynn 4 1984 1997
6 Roberto Clemente 4 1961 1967
7 Chuck Klein 4 1929 1933
8 Harry Heilmann 4 1921 1927
9 Jack Tobin 4 1920 1923
10 Pete Rose 3 1968 1970
11 Hank Aaron 3 1956 1963
12 Stan Musial 3 1943 1949
13 Kiki Cuyler 3 1925 1931
14 Ralph Garr 2 1973 1974
15 Tony Oliva 2 1964 1970
16 Beau Bell 2 1936 1937
17 Babe Herman 2 1929 1930
18 Ross Youngs 2 1920 1923
19 Shoeless Joe Jackson 2 1911 1912
20 Ty Cobb 2 1907 1909
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9. There have been two DHs with 200+ hit seasons. Paul Molitor did it three times (1991 – 216 hits, 1993 – 211 hits, and 1996 – 225 hits) and Jim Rice 1977 – 206 hits).

FYI: there have been 74 pitchers with 200+ hits in their careers.

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