Who Has The Most Seasons With 100 RBIs In MLB Baseball?
Runs Batted In (RBI) have been a statistic in baseball since 1876. RBIs measure the number of runs scored due to a player’s plate appearance. Hank Aaron is the all-time leader in RBIs, yet he only tallied 100 or more in eleven seasons. Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez have the most seasons, with 100 or more runs batted in with 14 seasons each. How did the two ballplayers drive so many runs throughout their careers? Keep reading to find out.
Albert Pujols drove in 100 or more runners in 14 of his 22 seasons in the MLB. The first baseman was named Rookie of the Year in 2001 as he hit 37 home runs and 130 RBIs with St. Louis that year. Pujols had ten consecutive seasons from 2001 to 2010, where he reached the benchmark. Pujols earned three MVP Awards, as well as many other accolades over that time.
The streak ended in 2011 when the Cardinals player drove in 99 runners, only one run short of his 11th consecutive 100 RBI season. After the 2011 season, the first baseman signed with the Angels and hit 105 RBIs in his first season with the team. Pujols reached that mark three more times in 2014, 2016, and 2017 with Los Angeles. The 2,218 RBIs that Pujols accumulated over his career is the second-most by a player in MLB history, as Hank Aaron is the only player with more.
Alex Rodriguez also had 14 seasons of 100 or more RBIs during his 22-year career in the majors. In his first All-Star season in 1996, the infielder reached the 100 RBI plateau for the first time as he drove in 123 runners.
Rodriguez did not have the same statistical success in 1997 but one-upped himself in 1998 with 124 RBIs. That was the first of 13 consecutive seasons that Rodriguez reached 100 runs batted in. From 1998 to 2010, Rodriguez also earned three MVP Awards and many other accomplishments as he played for the Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees. The 14-time All-Star ranks fourth in MLB history with 2,086 career RBIs.
Although Pujols and Rodrguez have the most seasons with 100 or more runs batted in during their careers, some other all-time greats are right behind them. There are 16 total players to have double-digit seasons with 100 or more RBIs. Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth sit just behind Pujols and Rodriguez with 13 100+ RBI seasons during their careers.
Hank Aaron, the all-time leader in RBIs, only had eleven seasons with 100 or more runs batted in. Miguel Cabrera has the most seasons driving in 100 or more runners among active players, as the two-time MVP has 12 seasons doing so. Cabrera is also the active leader in RBIs and is currently fourteenth all-time.