2020-03-28 12:00:00 EDT
In the history of baseball, there’s only been seven times where a player has had 250 or more hits in a season. Hitting professional pitching is one of the toughest things in all of sports, so the hitting records is one of the more incredible feats you’re going to find. Get Free MLB Picks and MLB Predictions all season long for every game at Sports Chat Place
Here are the most hits in a single season in MLB history.
1. Ichiro Suzuki, 262 hits, 2004 – Ichiro Suzuki accomplished this total in only his fourth season in the majors and had a career best .372 batting average. In 208 at bats against left-handed pitching, Suzuki had a .404 batting average and .444 on base percentage.
2. George Sisler, 257 hits, 1920 – George Sisler held the single season hitting record for 84 years, and he hit .426 in 155 at bats against left-handed pitching. Sisler had a 25-game hitting streak during this season and had 12 games with four hits.
3. Lefty O’Doul, 254 hits, 1929 – Lefty O’Doul hit .398 on the year and this was just the second full season he played, as he had just 72 at bats his first four seasons. O’Doul hit over .400 in five of the six months.
3. Bill Terry, 254 hits, 1930 – Bill Terry put this total up just a year after O’Doul, and he hit .407 with just 19 strikeouts in 447 at bats against right-handed pitching. From 1929 to 1932, Terry averaged 230 hits and had a .368 batting average.
5. Al Simmons, 253 hits, 1925 – In just his second season in the big leagues at 23 years old, Al Simmons had one of the better offensive seasons in baseball history. In the month of May in 28 games, Simmons batted .463 and had a .496 on base percentage.
6. Rogers Hornsby, 250 hits, 1922 – Rogers Hornsby led the league in hitting from 1920 to 1922, and this year he hit .482 with a .521 OBP in 85 at bats against left-handed pitching.
6. Chuck Klein, 250 hits, 1930 – Chuck Klein didn’t even lead the league in hitting this year due to Bill Terry having the season he had, but he hit .437 and had a .482 OBP at home this season in 77 games.
8. Ty Cobb, 248 hits, 1911 – Ty Cobb led the league in hitting eight different times, but his 1911 season was special where he hit .419, had a slugging percentage of .620 and racked up 367 total bases. Cobb hit over .400 both at home and on the road, and he hit .442 against right-handed pitching.
9. George Sisler, 246 hits, 1922 – This is the year George Sisler won the first AL MVP and in 114 at bats against left-handed pitching, he had a ridiculous .500 batting average and .547 on base percentage. Sisler’s 1922 season is easily one of the more productive you’ll find in baseball history.
10. Ichiro Suzuki, 242 hits, 2001 – This was the first season we saw Ichiro Suzuki in the United States. Suzuki had a 23-game hitting streak during this year and hit .429 in 28 games in the month of August. Suzuki holds the rookie record for most hits in a season.