Which Player had the Most Runs Scored in a MLB Single Season?

Which Player had the Most Runs Scored in a MLB Single Season? Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A Look at the Top Ten Players for Runs Scored in a Single Season in Major League Baseball History.

Top Ten Players for Runs Scored in a Single Season for Major League Baseball.

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There have been a lot of great players that have come and went through Major League Baseball.  Some players stood out for a full career, others stood out for one season.  Let’s take a look at which players had the most runs scored for a single season. 

1. Billy Hamilton is atop the list for most runs scored in a single season, after crossing home plate 198 times during the 1894 campaign.  Hamilton was on Philadelphia during that campaign.  He collected 1,697 runs during a 14 year career. 

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T-2. Tom Brown is 2nd on the list, after scoring 177 times during the 1891 season.  Brown did this while playing for Boston.  He collected 1,524 runs during a 17 year career. 

T-2. Babe Ruth is tied for 2nd with Brown, thanks to scoring 177 runs during the 1921 campaign.  Ruth did this while being a New York Yankee.  The hall of fame member totaled 2,174 ryan scored for his 22 year career. 

T-4. Lou Gehrig is 4th on the list, after recording 167 runs scored during the 1936 season.  Gehrig played his whole career with the New York Yankees.  The 7x all-star registered 1,888 runs during a 17 year career. 

T-4. Tip O’Neill is tied for 4th with Gehrig, after collecting 167 runs scored during the 1887 season.  O’Neill was playing for St. Louis during the 1887 season.  He totaled 879 runs scored during a 10 year career, that was played mainly with St. Louis. 

6. Billy Hamilton is back on the list for a 2nd time, this time at number 6.  Hamilton registered 166 runs scored during the 1895 season.  He did this while playing for Philadelphia. 

T-7. Willie Keeler is 7th on the list, thanks to scoring 165 runs during the 1894 campaign.  Keeler was on Baltimore during the 1894 season.  He recorded 1,719 runs during his 19 year career. 

T-7. Joe Kelley is tied for 7th with Keeler, after crossing home plate 165 times during the 1894 season.  Kelley was also part of the Baltimore team, just like his teammate Willie Keeler.  He collected 1,421 runs scored during a 17 year career. 

T-9. Lou Gehrig is 9th on the list, as this is his 2nd time in this group.  Gehrig registered 163 runs scored during the 1931 campaign.  

T-9. Arlie Latham is tied for 9th on the list with Gehrig, thanks to a good season with St. Louis.  He collected 163 runs during the 1887 season.  Latham finished a 17 year career with 1,481 runs scored. 

T-9. Babe Ruth is tied for 9th with Gehrig and Latham and rounds out the list.  Ruth collected 163 runs scored during the 1928 season.        

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