Who Has the Most Doubles in MLB History?
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The MLB Players with the Most Career Doubles
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It takes a very talented MLB player to rack up a lot of doubles during a career. Legging out those extra-base hits takes power, finesse and speed, and throughout baseball history a few special hitters have done it better than everyone else. Get Free MLB Picks and MLB Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place.
These are the MLB players with the most career doubles.
1. Tris Speaker, 792 - Since his career in the MLB spanned from 1907-28, Speaker isn’t necessarily a household name these days, but he should be. One of the greatest centerfielders in baseball history, Speaker has a load of accolades to his credit. He was a three-time World Series winner, an AL MVP (1912), an AL batting champion (1916), an AL home run leader (1912) and an AL RBI leader (1923). Speaker was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
2. Pete Rose, 746 - “Charlie Hustle,” as Rose is affectionately known, played in the MLB from 1963 to 1986 and managed the Reds from 1984 to 1989. During that time, he won three World Series titles, an MVP, two Gold Gloves, three batting titles and a Rookie of the Year award. Rose broke the MLB records for hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and singles (3,215) but due to a betting controversy during his managerial days he was barred from the Hall of Fame.
3. Stan Musial, 725 - “Stan the Man” is an absolute legend in St. Louis, spending his entire illustrious career with the Cardinals. With a career batting average of .331, Musial was a gifted hitter, and at the time of his retirement he held NL records for career hits, RBI, at-bats, runs and games played. Musial was a 24-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion and a seven-time NL batting champion.
4. Ty Cobb, 724 - Cobb needs no introduction among baseball fans; he’s an all-time baseball legend among the ranks of Ruth, Aaron and Gehrig. During a career that spanned from 1905 to 1928, Cobb posted a career .367 batting average with 4,191 hits, 117 home runs, 1,938 RBI and 892 stolen bases. He was inducted into the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame class in 1936.
5. Craig Biggio, 668 - Biggio played for the Houston Astros from 1988-2007 and was a big producer for the team during that entire time. As a seven-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Biggio carried a .281 career batting average and posted 3,060 hits, 291 home runs and 1,175 RBI. He made the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.
6. George Brett, 665 - Brett is another one-team legend in MLB lore, spending his entire career in Kansas City from 1973-93. He won a World Series with KC in 1985, was a 13-time All-Star, a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner and an AL MVP in 1980. Brett tallied a .305 batting average in his career with 3,154 hits, 317 homers and 1,596 RBI.
7. Albert Pujols, 661 - Pujols entered the MLB in 2001 and spent 11 seasons with the Cardinals before moving to the Angels. He’s a member of the 3,000 hit club (the 32nd player to do so) and won World Series titles with St. Louis in 2006 and 2011. As of this writing, Pujols is still tearing it up in the MLB, so he’ll certainly be moving up this career doubles list.
8 Nap Lajoie, 657 - Lajoie is one of the oldest MLB players on our doubles list, so modern baseball fans may not be familiar with all his exploits. A career .339 hitter, Lajoie slapped 3,243 hits, 1,599 RBI and 82 homers during his MLB time. He was a five-time AL batting champion, a three-time RBI leader and made the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
9. Carl Yastrzemski, 646 - Nicknamed “Yaz,” Yastrzemski is a legend in Boston. Playing for the Red Sox from 1961-83, he was an 18-time All-Star, a seven-time Gold Glove Award winner and a three-time AL home run leader. Yastrzemski carried a career .285 average with 3,419 hits, 452 home runs and 1,844 RBI. He made the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot in 1989.
10. Honus Wagner, 643 - Wagner is one of the most epic figures in the history of the MLB, so he’s a great way to finish off the doubles list. Nearly all of his career was spent in Pittsburgh, and during 21 seasons he posted eight NL batting championships, five NL RBI titles and was NL stolen base leader five times. Wagner made the Baseball Hall of fame in 1936.