List of Major League Baseball doubles records

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Players denoted in boldface are still actively contributing to the record noted.

(r) denotes a player's rookie season.

550 Career Doubles

Player Doubles1 Seasons & Teams
Tris Speaker 792 1907–15 Boston (AL); 16–26 Cleveland; 27 Washington (AL); 28 Philadelphia (AL)
Pete Rose 746 1963–78, 84–86 Cincinnati; 79–83 Philadelphia (NL); 84 Montréal
Stan Musial 725 1941–44, 46–63 St. Louis (NL)
Ty Cobb 724 1905–26 Detroit; 27–28 Philadelphia (AL)
Craig Biggio 668 1988–2007 Houston
George Brett 665 1973–93 Kansas City
Napoleon Lajoie 657 1896–1900 Philadelphia (NL); 01-02, 15–16 Philadelphia (AL); 02-14 Cleveland
Carl Yastrzemski 646 1961–83 Boston (AL)
Honus Wagner 640 1897–99 Louisville (NL); 1900–17 Pittsburgh
Henry Aaron 624 1954–74 Milwaukee-Atlanta; 75–76 Milwaukee
Paul Molitor 605 1978–92 Milwaukee (AL); 93–95 Toronto; 96–98 Minnesota
Paul Waner 605 1926–40 Pittsburgh; 41–42 Boston (NL); 43–44 Brooklyn; 44–45 New York (AL)
Cal Ripken, Jr. 603 1981–2001 Baltimore
Barry Bonds 601 1986–92 Pittsburgh; 93-2007 San Francisco
Luis Gonzalez 596 1990–95, 97 Houston; 95–96 Chicago (NL); 99-2006 Arizona; 07 Los Angeles (NL); 08 Florida
Rafael Palmeiro 585 1986–88 Chicago (NL); 89–93, 99–2003 Texas; 94–98, 2004–05 Baltimore
Robin Yount 583 1974–93 Milwaukee (AL)
Wade Boggs 578 1982–92 Boston (AL); 93–97 New York (AL); 98–99 Tampa Bay
Todd Helton 574 1997 Colorado Rockies
Charlie Gehringer 574 1924–42 Detroit
Ivan Rodriguez 572 1991–2002 Texas; 03 Florida; 04-08 Detroit; 08 New York (AL); 09 Houston/Texas; 2010–present Washington
Eddie Murray 560 1977–88, 96 Baltimore; 89–91, 97 Los Angeles (NL); 92–93 New York (NL); 94–96 Cleveland; 97 Anaheim
Jeff Kent 560 1992 Toronto; 92–96 New York (NL); 96 Cleveland; 97-2002 San Francisco; 03-04 Houston; 05-08 Los Angeles (NL)

Closest Active Players

Top 10 Career Doubles By League

American League Player Doubles National League Player Doubles
Tris Speaker 792 Pete Rose 746
Ty Cobb 723 Stan Musial 725
George Brett 665 Craig Biggio 668
Carl Yastrzemski 646 Honus Wagner 640
Paul Molitor 605 Paul Waner 605
Cal Ripken, Jr. 603 Barry Bonds 601
Robin Yount 583 Henry Aaron 600
Wade Boggs 578 Luis Gonzalez 553
Charlie Gehringer 571 Tony Gwynn 543
Lou Gehrig 534 Joe Medwick 540

Doubles in One Season

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
Player Doubles2 Team Season
Earl Webb 67 Boston Red Sox 1931
George H. Burns 64 Cleveland Indians 1926
Joe Medwick 64 St. Louis Cardinals 1936
Hank Greenberg 63 Detroit Tigers 1934
Paul Waner 62 Pittsburgh Pirates 1932
Charlie Gehringer 60 Detroit Tigers 1936
Tris Speaker 59 Cleveland Indians 1923
Chuck Klein 59 Philadelphia Phillies 1930
Todd Helton 59 Colorado Rockies 2000
Billy Herman 57 Chicago Cubs 1935
Billy Herman 57 Chicago Cubs 1936
Carlos Delgado 57 Toronto Blue Jays 2000
Joe Medwick 56 St. Louis Cardinals 1937
George Kell 56 Detroit Tigers 1950
Craig Biggio 56 Houston Astros 1999
Garret Anderson 56 Anaheim Angels 2002
Nomar Garciaparra 56 Boston Red Sox 2002
Brian Roberts 56 Baltimore Orioles 2009
Ed Delahanty 55 Philadelphia Phillies 1899
Gee Walker 55 Detroit Tigers 1936
Lance Berkman 55 Houston Astros 2001
Matt Carpenter 55 St. Louis Cardinals 2013

Evolution of the Single Season Record for Doubles

Doubles3 Player Team Year Years Record Stood
21 Ross Barnes Chicago White Stockings 1876 2
21 Dick Higham Hartford Dark Blues 1876 2
21 Paul Hines Chicago White Stockings 1876 2
22 Dick Higham Providence Grays 1878 1
31 Charlie Eden Cleveland Blues 1879 3
37 King Kelly Chicago White Stockings 1882 1
49 Ned Williamson Chicago White Stockings 1883 4
52 Tip O'Neill St. Louis Browns (AA) 1887 12
55 Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 1899 24
48 Napoleon Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 1901 (3)
49 Napoleon Lajoie Cleveland Bronchos 1904 (6)
51 Napoleon Lajoie Cleveland Bronchos 1910 (2)
53 Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 1912 (11)
59 Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 1923 3
64 George H. Burns Cleveland Indians 1926 5
67 Earl Webb Boston Red Sox 1931 current

Lajoie's 1901 through Speaker's 1912 records are listed because some baseball historians and publications disregard any record set prior to the "Modern Era" which started in 1901.

Multiple Seasons with 50 Doubles

Player Seasons Seasons & Teams
Tris Speaker4 5 1912 Boston (AL); 20–21, 23, 26 Cleveland
Paul Waner5 3 1928, 32, 36 Pittsburgh
Stan Musial6 3 1944, 46, 53 St. Louis (NL)
Albert Pujols7 3 2003–04 St. Louis (NL); 2012 Los Angeles (AL)
Brian Roberts8 3 2004, 08, 09 Baltimore (AL)
George H. Burns9 2 1926–27 Cleveland
Chuck Klein10 2 1930, 32 Philadelphia (NL)
Charlie Gehringer11 2 1934, 36 Detroit
Billy Herman12 2 1935–36 Chicago (NL)
Joe Medwick13 2 1936–37 St. Louis (NL)
Hank Greenberg14 2 1934, 40 Detroit
Edgar Martínez15 2 1995–96 Seattle
Craig Biggio16 2 1998–99 Houston
Todd Helton17 2 2000–01 Colorado
Nomar Garciaparra18 2 2000, 02 Boston (AL)

Seven Seasons with 40 Doubles

Player Seasons Seasons & Teams
Tris Speaker 10 1912, 14 Boston (AL); 16–17, 20–23, 26 Cleveland; 27 Washington (AL)
Stan Musial 9 1943–44, 46, 48–50, 52–54 St. Louis (NL)
Harry Heilmann19 8 191921, 23–27, 29 Detroit; 30 Cincinnati
Wade Boggs20 8 1983, 85–91 Boston (AL)
Napoleon Lajoie21 7 1897–98 Philadelphia (NL); 1901 Philadelphia (AL); 03-04, 06, 10 Cleveland
Rogers Hornsby22 7 1920–22, 24–25 St. Louis (NL); 28 Boston (NL); 29 Chicago (NL)
Lou Gehrig23 7 1926–28, 30, 32–34 New York (AL)
Charlie Gehringer 7 1929–30, 32–34, 36–37 Detroit
Joe Medwick 7 1933–39 St. Louis (NL)
Pete Rose24 7 1968, 74–76, 78 Cincinnati; 79–80 Philadelphia (NL)
Craig Biggio 7 1993–94, 98–99, 2003–05 Houston
Todd Helton 7 2000–01, 03–07 Colorado
Albert Pujols25 7 2001-04, 08-09 St. Louis (NL); 2012 Los Angeles (AL)
Robinson Canó26 7 2006-2007, 2009-2013 New York (AL)

League Leader in Doubles, 5 or More Seasons

Player Titles27 Seasons & Teams
Tris Speaker 8 1912, 14 Boston (AL); 16, 18, 20–23 Cleveland
Stan Musial 8 1943–44, 46, 48–49, 53–54 St. Louis (NL)
Honus Wagner 7 1900, 02, 04, 06–09 Pittsburgh
Napoleon Lajoie 5 1898 Philadelphia (NL); 1901 Philadelphia (AL); 04, 06, 10 Cleveland
Pete Rose 5 1974–76, 78 Cincinnati; 80 Philadelphia (NL)

League Leader in Doubles, 3 or More Consecutive Seasons

Player Titles Seasons & Teams
Honus Wagner 4 1906–09 Pittsburgh
Tris Speaker 4 1920–23 Cleveland
Dan Brouthers 3 1886–88 Detroit (NL)
Rogers Hornsby 3 1920–22 St. Louis (NL)
Joe Medwick 3 1936–38 St. Louis (NL)
Stan Musial 3 1952–54 St. Louis (NL)
Pete Rose 3 1974–76 Cincinnati
Don Mattingly 3 1984–86 New York (AL)

League Leader in Doubles, Three Decades

Player Seasons & Teams
never accomplished

League Leader in Doubles, Both Leagues

Player Seasons & Teams
Napoleon Lajoie 1898 Philadelphia (NL); 1901 Philadelphia (AL); 04, 06, 10 Cleveland
Ed Delahanty 1901 Philadelphia (NL); 02 Washington (AL)

League Leader in Doubles, Three Different Teams

Player Seasons & Teams
Napoleon Lajoie 1898 Philadelphia (NL); 1901 Philadelphia (AL); 04, 06, 10 Cleveland

Four Doubles by an Individual in One Game

This record is held by over 20 players.28

4 Doubles in a Game by an Individual, Twice

Player Team Date Opponent
Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies August 8, 1915 Cincinnati Reds29
Philadelphia Phillies June 23, 1919 Boston Braves30
Albert Belle Baltimore Orioles August 29, 1999 Detroit Tigers31
Baltimore Orioles September 23, 1999 Oakland Athletics

350 Doubles by a Team in One Season

Doubles32 Team Season
373 St. Louis Cardinals 1930
373 Boston Red Sox 1997
373 Boston Red Sox 2004
371 Boston Red Sox 2003
363 Boston Red Sox 2013
357 Cleveland Indians 1936
357 Toronto Blue Jays 2003
357 Texas Rangers 2006
356 Cleveland Indians 1930
355 Cleveland Indians 1921
353 St. Louis Cardinals 1931
352 Boston Red Sox 2007
352 Detroit Tigers 2007
351 Cleveland Indians 2006

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