List of Major League Baseball players with 100 triples

List of Major League Baseball players with 100 triples

In baseball, a triple is a hit in which the batter advances to third base in one play, with neither the benefit of a fielding error nor another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.[1] Triples were more common in baseball's dead-ball era, when teams relied more on stolen bases and hit and run plays than on the home run.[2] More distant fences in old ballparks, such as Pittsburgh's Forbes Field and Detroit's Tiger Stadium, also produced fewer home runs and more triples on well-hit balls.[3] As a result, most of the players on this list have been retired for decades. Of the 162 Major League Baseball players who have hit 100 or more triples, 69 are members of Baseball's Hall of Fame.[4]

Hall of Famer Sam Crawford of the Detroit Tigers holds the Major League Baseball triples record, with 309.[5][6] Second to him is his Tigers teammate,[7] Ty Cobb, with 297, the American League record.[8] Honus Wagner is third with 252, the National League record.[9] Jake Beckley (243), Roger Connor (233), Tris Speaker (222), Fred Clarke (220), and Dan Brouthers (205) are the only other players to have hit at least 200 triples. Only triples hit during the regular season are included in the totals (George Brett and Rafael Furcal are tied for the record in post-season triples, with five).[10]

With Kenny Lofton's retirement after the 2007 season, 2008 was the first season since 1885 in which no active player had more than 100 triples.[11] Carl Crawford hit his 100th triple in 2010, becoming the only active player on the list at that time. José Reyes became the latest player to reach the 100 triple plateau, doing so on April 8, 2012.


Leaders






  • Updated through the end of the 2013 season.
  (°) Player is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  (*) Active player
Rank Player Triples First MLB
season[12]
Last MLB
season[12]
Ref
1 Crawford, SamSam Crawford° 309 1899 1917 [13]
2 Cobb, TyTy Cobb° 297 1905 1928 [14]
3 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner° 252 1897 1917 [15]
4 Beckley, JakeJake Beckley° 243 1888 1907 [16]
5 Connor, RogerRoger Connor° 233 1880 1897 [17]
6 Speaker, TrisTris Speaker° 222 1907 1928 [18]
7 Clarke, FredFred Clarke° 220 1894 1915 [19]
8 Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers° 205 1879 1904 [20]
9 Kelley, JoeJoe Kelley° 194 1891 1908 [21]
10 Waner, PaulPaul Waner° 191 1926 1945 [22]
11 McPhee, BidBid McPhee° 188 1882 1899 [23]
12 Collins, EddieEddie Collins° 187 1906 1930 [24]
13 Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty° 185 1888 1903 [25]
14 Rice, SamSam Rice° 184 1890 1915 [26]
15 Burkett, JesseJesse Burkett° 182 1890 1905 [27]
15 Konetchy, EdEd Konetchy 182 1907 1921 [28]
15 Roush, EddEdd Roush° 182 1913 1931 [29]
18 Ewing, BuckBuck Ewing° 178 1880 1897 [30]
19 Maranville, RabbitRabbit Maranville° 177 1912 1935 [31]
19 Musial, StanStan Musial° 177 1941 1963 [32]
21 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 174 1880 1893 [33]
22 Goslin, GooseGoose Goslin° 173 1921 1938 [34]
23 Leach, TommyTommy Leach 172 1898 1918 [35]
23 Wheat, ZackZack Wheat° 172 1909 1927 [36]
25 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby° 169 1915 1937 [37]
26 Jackson, JoeJoe Jackson 168 1908 1920 [38]
27 Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente° 166 1955 1972 [39]
27 Magee, SherrySherry Magee 166 1904 1919 [40]
29 Daubert, JakeJake Daubert 165 1910 1924 [41]
30 Flick, ElmerElmer Flick° 164 1898 1910 [42]
30 Sisler, GeorgeGeorge Sisler° 164 1915 1930 [43]
30 Traynor, PiePie Traynor° 164 1920 1937 [44]
33 Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 163 1891 1911 [45]
33 Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis° 163 1890 1909 [46]
33 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig° 163 1923 1939 [47]
33 Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie° 163 1896 1916 [48]
37 Tiernan, MikeMike Tiernan 162 1887 1899 [49]
38 Van Haltren, GeorgeGeorge Van Haltren 161 1897 1903 [50]
39 Hooper, HarryHarry Hooper° 160 1909 1925 [51]
39 Manush, HeinieHeinie Manush° 160 1923 1939 [52]
39 Thompson, SamSam Thompson° 160 1885 1906 [53]
42 Carey, MaxMax Carey° 159 1910 1929 [54]
42 Judge, JoeJoe Judge 159 1915 1934 [55]
44 McKean, EdEd McKean 158 1887 1899 [56]
45 Cuyler, KikiKiki Cuyler° 157 1921 1938 [57]
45 Ryan, JimmyJimmy Ryan 157 1885 1903 [58]
47 Corcoran, TommyTommy Corcoran 155 1890 1907 [59]
48 Combs, EarleEarle Combs° 154 1924 1935 [60]
49 Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley° 151 1922 1937 [61]
49 Heilmann, HarryHarry Heilmann° 151 1914 1932 [62]
49 O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke° 151 1872 1904 [63]
52 Selbach, KipKip Selbach 149 1894 1906 [64]
52 Simmons, AlAl Simmons° 149 1924 1944 [65]
54 Pipp, WallyWally Pipp 148 1913 1928 [66]
54 Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter° 148 1938 1959 [67]
56 Veach, BobbyBobby Veach 147 1912 1925 [68]
56 Wilson, WillieWillie Wilson 147 1976 1994 [69]
58 Gehringer, CharlieCharlie Gehringer° 146 1924 1942 [70]
59 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 145 1895 1917 [71]
59 Keeler, WillieWillie Keeler° 145 1892 1910 [72]
61 Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace° 143 1894 1918 [73]
62 Anson, CapCap Anson° 142 1871 1897 [74]
63 Brock, LouLou Brock° 141 1961 1979 [75]
64 Mays, WillieWillie Mays° 140 1951 1973 [76]
65 Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 139 1880 1891 [77]
65 Williams, JimmyJimmy Williams 139 1899 1909 [78]
67 Brown, TomTom Brown 138 1882 1898 [79]
67 Davis, WillieWillie Davis 138 1960 1979 [80]
67 Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch° 138 1919 1937 [81]
70 Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett° 137 1973 1993 [82]
71 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth° 136 1914 1935 [83]
71 Sheckard, JimmyJimmy Sheckard 136 1897 1913 [84]
71 Smith, ElmerElmer Smith 136 1886 1901 [85]
74 Cross, LaveLave Cross 135 1887 1907 [86]
74 Rose, PetePete Rose 135 1963 1986 [87]
76 Collins, ShanoShano Collins 133 1910 1925 [88]
77 Wood, GeorgeGeorge Wood 132 1880 1892 [89]
78 Butler, BrettBrett Butler 131 1981 1997 [90]
78 DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio° 131 1936 1951 [91]
78 Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 131 1891 1907 [92]
81 Myer, BuddyBuddy Myer 130 1925 1941 [93]
82 Burns, OysterOyster Burns 129 1884 1895 [94]
82 Gardner, LarryLarry Gardner 129 1908 1924 [95]
84 Averill, EarlEarl Averill° 128 1929 1941 [96]
84 Vaughan, ArkyArky Vaughan° 128 1932 1948 [97]
86 Pinson, VadaVada Pinson 127 1958 1975 [98]
87 Richardson, HardyHardy Richardson 126 1879 1892 [99]
87 Yount, RobinRobin Yount° 126 1974 1993 [100]
89 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx° 125 1925 1945 [101]
90 Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson 124 1894 1908 [102]
90 Chase, HalHal Chase 124 1905 1919 [103]
90 Finley, SteveSteve Finley 124 1989 2007 [104]
90 Schulte, FrankFrank Schulte 124 1904 1918 [105]
94 Doyle, LarryLarry Doyle 123 1907 1920 [106]
94 Farrell, DukeDuke Farrell 123 1888 1905 [107]
96 Hoy, DummyDummy Hoy 121 1888 1902 [108]
97 Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 120 1939 1960 [109]
98 Duffy, HughHugh Duffy° 119 1888 1906 [110]
98 Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 119 1882 1897 [111]
100 Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin° 118 1926 1945 [112]
100 Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 118 1897 1906 [113]
100 Waner, LloydLloyd Waner° 118 1927 1945 [114]
103 Crawford, CarlCarl Crawford* 117 2002 [115]
103 Johnson, LanceLance Johnson 117 1987 2000 [116]
103 Pratt, DelDel Pratt 117 1912 1924 [117]
103 Walker, CurtCurt Walker 117 1919 1930 [118]
107 Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins° 116 1895 1908 [119]
107 Lofton, KennyKenny Lofton 116 1991 2007 [120]
109 Kuehne, BillBill Kuehne 115 1883 1892 [121]
109 Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri° 115 1926 1939 [122]
111 Larkin, HenryHenry Larkin 114 1884 1893 [123]
111 Molitor, PaulPaul Molitor° 114 1978 1998 [124]
111 Suhr, GusGus Suhr 114 1930 1940 [125]
111 Tinker, JoeJoe Tinker° 114 1902 1916 [126]
111 Wilson, JohnJohn Wilson 114 1908 1916 [127]
116 Fournier, JackJack Fournier 113 1912 1927 [128]
116 Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick° 113 1932 1948 [129]
116 Raines, TimTim Raines 113 1979 2002 [130]
119 Carew, RodRod Carew° 112 1967 1985 [131]
119 Fox, NellieNellie Fox° 112 1947 1965 [132]
119 Terry, BillBill Terry° 112 1923 1936 [133]
119 Wise, SamSam Wise 112 1881 1893 [134]
123 Kuhel, JoeJoe Kuhel 111 1930 1947 [135]
123 Reyes, JoséJosé Reyes* 111 2003 [136]
125 Herman, BabeBabe Herman 110 1926 1945 [137]
125 Moses, WallyWally Moses 110 1935 1951 [138]
127 Ashburn, RichieRichie Ashburn° 109 1948 1962 [139]
127 Blue, LuLu Blue 109 1921 1933 [140]
127 Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 109 1929 1948 [141]
127 Damon, JohnnyJohnny Damon 109 1995 2012 [142]
127 Wolf, JimmyJimmy Wolf 109 1882 1892 [143]
132 Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 108 1911 1925 [144]
132 Griffin, MikeMike Griffin 108 1887 1898 [145]
132 Grimm, CharlieCharlie Grimm 108 1916 1936 [146]
132 Mertes, SamSam Mertes 108 1896 1906 [147]
132 Miller, DotsDots Miller 108 1909 1921 [148]
132 Orr, DaveDave Orr 108 1883 1890 [149]
138 Chapman, BenBen Chapman 107 1930 1946 [150]
138 Reynolds, CarlCarl Reynolds 107 1927 1939 [151]
138 Rollins, JimmyJimmy Rollins* 107 2000 [152]
141 Joyce, BillBill Joyce 106 1890 1898 [153]
141 Mann, LesLes Mann 106 1913 1928 [154]
141 Templeton, GarryGarry Templeton 106 1976 1991 [155]
144 Milan, ClydeClyde Milan 105 1907 1922 [156]
144 Stone, JohnJohn Stone 105 1928 1938 [157]
143 Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 105 1907 1919 [158]
147 Mitchell, MikeMike Mitchell 104 1907 1914 [159]
148 Baker, Home RunHome Run Baker° 103 1908 1922 [160]
148 Daly, TomTom Daly 103 1887 1903 [161]
150 Appling, LukeLuke Appling° 102 1930 1950 [162]
150 Bruton, BillBill Bruton 102 1953 1964 [163]
150 Cooley, DuffDuff Cooley 102 1893 1905 [164]
150 Heath, JeffJeff Heath 102 1936 1949 [165]
150 Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 102 1875 1888 [166]
150 Kelly, KingKing Kelly° 102 1878 1893 [167]
150 Murphy, DannyDanny Murphy 102 1876 1900 [168]
150 Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 102 1983 1998 [169]
158 McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 101 1909 1927 [170]
158 West, SamSam West 101 1927 1942 [171]
160 Childs, CupidCupid Childs 100 1888 1901 [172]
160 McGann, DanDan McGann 100 1886 1908 [173]
160 Myers, HyHy Myers 100 1909 1925 [174]


Closest active players

One active player is within ten triples of 100:

Player Triples First MLB
season[12]
Ref
Pierre, JuanJuan Pierre 94 2000 [175]


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