Top 5 – Most Hits in a Career
By Nick Browne
It takes a lot to be considered the Major League Hit King, but these guys did it better than any others. Patience, practice, and studying their opponents put these hitters ahead of the rest. These are the five guys with the most career hits.
Pete Rose – 4,256 hits
Rose holds several records from his 23-year playing career. Aside from being the Major League Hit King, Charlie Hustle also holds records for games played, at-bats, singles, and outs.
Ty Cobb – 4,189 hits
Cobb held the record for most career hits for decades, until Rose set the marker in 1985. This was just one 90 records he set during his 22-year career.
Hank Aaron – 3,771 hits
Hammerin’ Hank holds a number of MLB records from his 21 seasons playing for the Braves. In fact, he held the record for most career home runs for 33 years.
Stan Musial – 3,630 hits
Musial spent 22 seasons playing for the Cardinals, and is considered one of the greatest hitters of all time. In addition to his 3,630 hits, he has a .331 lifetime batting average.
Tris Speaker – 3,514 hits
Speaker, a two-time World Series champ, played for 21 seasons for the Red Sox, Indians, Senators, and Athletics. In his career, he had a .345 batting average, to go along with his 3,514 hits.