Hank Aaron collected 2297 RBIs in his 23-year career, more than any other player in Major League Baseball history.
Aaron broke the record for most RBIs in 1975 as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, besting Babe Ruth’s mark of 2214.
Of course, just the year before, Aaron had taken down Ruth’s record of 714 home runs when Hammer hit his 715th for the Atlanta Braves (Aaron began his career with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954). You’re bound to pile up some RBI with that many home runs!
Here are some other notable RBI marks …
Most RBIs in the National League
Among Aaron’s 2297 RBI, he collected 2202 of them in the National League, for the Braves. That’s the NL record, bettering the mark of 1951 set by St. Louis Cardinals great and fellow Hall of Famer Stan Musial from 1941 through 1963.
Most RBIs in the American League
Ruth’s mark of 2214 RBI remain the American League record nearly nine decades after his retirement. Alex Rodriguez stands in second place in the Junior Circuit, with 2086 ribbies for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees between 1994 and 2016.
Most RBIs in a Season
Hack Wilson holds the record for the most RBI in a single season, putting up a whopping 191 for the 1930 Chicago Cubs, setting the National League and MLB mark that still stands today.
Yankees great Lou Gehrig made a run at Wilson’s mark the next season, finishing the 1931 campaign with a 185 ribbies, still the American League record for most RBI in a season.
Among batters who played since World War II, Manny Ramirez put up the most RBI in a season, posting 165 for the Cleveland Indians in 1999.
Sammy Sosa tops the modern-day National League charts with 160 RBI for the 2001 Cubs.
Most RBIs Among Current Players (2021)
Among players still active in 2021, Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols entered the season with more RBI than any others — an even 2100 split over 20 big league seasons with the Cardinals (NL) and Angels (AL).
That mark puts Pujols in third place on the all-time RBI list, 14 ahead of A-Rod.
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