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13 Or More 5+ RBI Games Since 1919

Posted by Steve Lombardi on July 31, 2011

Since 1919, how many players have 13+ games in their career with 5+ RBI?

Here's the list -

Rk Player #Matching   PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
1 Lou Gehrig 41 Ind. Games 214 181 120 22 8 59 231 27 8 .663 .710 1.851 2.560 4 0   2  
2 Manny Ramirez 34 Ind. Games 158 133 87 13 0 54 179 20 14 .654 .690 1.970 2.660 0 3 2 2 0
3 Sammy Sosa 29 Ind. Games 139 133 80 9 1 46 155 4 13 .602 .604 1.722 2.326 0 2 0 0 0
4 Babe Ruth 28 Ind. Games 140 124 80 12 3 50 156 13 11 .645 .679 2.000 2.679 3 0   0 0
5 Alex Rodriguez 28 Ind. Games 145 126 84 9 0 49 162 13 9 .667 .688 1.905 2.592 1 3 0 2 2
6 Juan Gonzalez 28 Ind. Games 137 124 75 12 1 44 149 9 20 .605 .620 1.782 2.403 0 3 2 1 1
7 Jimmie Foxx 26 Ind. Games 138 122 79 14 4 42 148 16 7 .648 .688 1.861 2.549 0 0   0 0
8 Joe DiMaggio 26 Ind. Games 141 127 83 11 6 42 149 13 1 .654 .686 1.827 2.512 1 0 0 0 1
9 Ted Williams 24 Ind. Games 130 110 66 9 2 37 137 20 8 .600 .662 1.727 2.389 0 0 0 0 2
10 Cecil Fielder 23 Ind. Games 112 97 59 7 0 42 123 10 11 .608 .625 1.979 2.604 0 4 1 1 2
11 Barry Bonds 23 Ind. Games 108 99 68 9 0 39 123 8 9 .687 .704 1.960 2.663 0 1 2 0 1
12 Dave Kingman 22 Ind. Games 111 102 55 3 1 43 128 6 14 .539 .559 1.853 2.411 0 2 0 1 1
13 Carlos Delgado 22 Ind. Games 109 92 55 7 1 41 117 9 12 .598 .624 2.033 2.656 0 4 2 4 0
14 Jeff Bagwell 22 Ind. Games 112 101 66 9 1 35 118 9 9 .653 .679 1.802 2.481 0 1 1 1 0
15 Hank Aaron 22 Ind. Games 108 105 63 8 1 35 116 2 8 .600 .611 1.695 2.306 0 0 1 1 1
16 Al Simmons 21 Ind. Games 116 113 69 10 4 27 116 1 10 .611 .617 1.487 2.104 1 0   1  
17 Gary Sheffield 21 Ind. Games 106 93 58 8 1 36 114 11 3 .624 .651 1.892 2.543 0 2 1 0 1
18 Mel Ott 21 Ind. Games 108 96 58 10 2 34 115 10 7 .604 .645 1.813 2.457 1 0   1 0
19 Jeff Kent 21 Ind. Games 101 92 60 21 1 25 114 6 7 .652 .653 1.717 2.371 0 3 0 0 0
20 Frank Thomas 19 Ind. Games 92 81 47 13 0 25 97 8 12 .580 .598 1.667 2.264 0 3 1 0 1
21 Ruben Sierra 19 Ind. Games 95 86 49 11 0 21 99 6 9 .570 .579 1.430 2.009 0 3 1 0 1
22 Willie Horton 19 Ind. Games 90 78 58 7 0 33 101 10 7 .744 .767 2.103 2.869 0 1 3 1 2
23 Tino Martinez 18 Ind. Games 98 84 52 9 0 23 95 9 5 .619 .633 1.548 2.180 0 4 1 1 3
24 Hank Greenberg 18 Ind. Games 90 78 50 6 2 27 95 12 6 .641 .689 1.808 2.497 0 0   0 1
25 Andres Galarraga 18 Ind. Games 87 75 50 5 0 30 99 8 9 .667 .701 1.933 2.634 0 1 1 3 1
26 Jim Bottomley 18 Ind. Games 92 84 54 6 3 22 102 3 4 .643 .655 1.571 2.227 5 0   0 0
27 Albert Belle 18 Ind. Games 89 75 49 10 0 28 96 8 5 .653 .663 1.907 2.570 0 4 1 2 1
28 Richie Sexson 17 Ind. Games 80 75 45 4 1 26 87 3 6 .600 .600 1.720 2.320 0 2 0 0 1
29 Frank Robinson 17 Ind. Games 86 73 46 9 1 28 94 11 6 .630 .674 1.932 2.606 0 1 1 1 2
30 Albert Pujols 17 Ind. Games 79 73 45 9 0 31 90 5 6 .616 .646 2.014 2.659 0 0 0 1 1
31 Chipper Jones 17 Ind. Games 84 72 45 6 2 25 85 9 3 .625 .643 1.806 2.448 0 3 3 0 1
32 Vladimir Guerrero 17 Ind. Games 75 70 49 10 0 24 91 3 0 .700 .707 1.871 2.578 0 1 2 1 2
33 Dante Bichette 17 Ind. Games 84 81 50 7 2 23 89 1 4 .617 .607 1.605 2.212 0 2 0 0 2
34 Billy Williams 16 Ind. Games 81 73 47 7 2 25 86 5 3 .644 .642 1.822 2.464 0 3 0 0 0
35 Willie Stargell 16 Ind. Games 79 73 50 10 0 31 86 6 9 .685 .709 2.096 2.805 0 0 4 0 0
36 Mike Piazza 16 Ind. Games 76 72 46 6 0 26 88 4 8 .639 .658 1.806 2.463 0 0 2 0 0
37 Dave Parker 16 Ind. Games 78 69 44 6 1 25 86 4 3 .638 .654 1.841 2.494 0 2 2 3 3
38 Mark McGwire 16 Ind. Games 77 63 40 1 0 34 85 13 8 .635 .688 2.270 2.958 0 1 3 0 2
39 Willie Mays 16 Ind. Games 79 73 48 2 0 33 85 6 6 .658 .684 2.041 2.725 0 0 1 0 1
40 Eddie Mathews 16 Ind. Games 77 73 40 5 0 29 84 2 7 .548 .545 1.808 2.354 0 2 1 0 0
41 Gil Hodges 16 Ind. Games 82 69 43 3 0 25 93 11 11 .623 .667 1.754 2.420 1 1 0 0 1
42 Ken Griffey 16 Ind. Games 84 77 46 7 0 23 87 4 6 .597 .595 1.584 2.180 0 3 2 0 0
43 Dave Winfield 15 Ind. Games 73 67 41 6 1 24 80 5 8 .612 .630 1.806 2.436 0 1 1 0 2
44 Hack Wilson 15 Ind. Games 78 70 49 9 2 24 80 3 0 .700 .716 1.914 2.631 4 0   1  
45 Matt Williams 15 Ind. Games 70 66 39 7 0 22 79 3 7 .591 .600 1.697 2.297 0 1 0 0 0
46 Mo Vaughn 15 Ind. Games 74 68 43 6 1 23 79 6 7 .632 .662 1.765 2.427 0 0 1 0 0
47 Jim Rice 15 Ind. Games 75 72 48 10 1 19 77 3 5 .667 .680 1.625 2.305 0 0 0 0 0
48 Eddie Murray 15 Ind. Games 79 68 39 3 0 27 86 10 4 .574 .620 1.809 2.429 0 1 2 0 0
49 Chuck Klein 15 Ind. Games 75 66 47 7 2 24 78 6 1 .712 .740 1.970 2.709 2 0   1 0
50 Ralph Kiner 15 Ind. Games 74 64 42 5 1 31 86 9 6 .656 .703 2.219 2.921 0 0 0 1 0
51 Harmon Killebrew 15 Ind. Games 65 60 36 2 0 23 79 5 5 .600 .631 1.783 2.414 0 0 0 0 0
52 Pinky Higgins 15 Ind. Games 78 73 47 11 4 13 81 4 3 .644 .662 1.438 2.101 1 0   0 0
53 Adam Dunn 15 Ind. Games 65 57 35 3 0 25 77 6 11 .614 .631 1.982 2.613 0 2 2 0 1
54 Yogi Berra 15 Ind. Games 78 67 41 6 2 16 83 10 1 .612 .667 1.478 2.144 0 0 0 1 2
55 Lance Berkman 15 Ind. Games 74 65 39 6 1 21 77 8 8 .600 .635 1.692 2.327 0 1 1 0 1
56 Harold Baines 15 Ind. Games 67 61 39 7 1 21 81 4 0 .639 .642 1.820 2.461 0 2 0 0 0
57 Rudy York 14 Ind. Games 69 65 43 6 0 23 80 4 6 .662 .681 1.815 2.497 0 0   0 1
58 Fred McGriff 14 Ind. Games 67 59 41 2 0 22 71 6 6 .695 .716 1.847 2.564 0 1 2 1 0
59 Lee May 14 Ind. Games 72 63 41 4 1 23 72 7 6 .651 .667 1.841 2.508 0 2 0 0 1
60 Tony Lazzeri 14 Ind. Games 74 70 46 5 5 19 80 4 2 .657 .676 1.686 2.361 0 0   0 0
61 High Pockets Kelly 14 Ind. Games 71 66 44 8 2 17 76 4 1 .667 .686 1.621 2.307 1 0   0  
62 Jason Giambi 14 Ind. Games 65 55 37 6 1 23 80 6 6 .673 .677 2.073 2.750 0 3 0 1 2
63 Andre Dawson 14 Ind. Games 68 68 42 5 1 24 75 0 6 .618 .618 1.779 2.397 0 0 0 0 0
64 Rocky Colavito 14 Ind. Games 66 60 37 2 0 28 74 4 3 .617 .636 2.050 2.686 0 1 1 1 0
65 Joe Carter 14 Ind. Games 70 62 38 6 1 22 75 2 10 .613 .586 1.806 2.392 0 5 1 1 0
66 Roy Campanella 14 Ind. Games 63 61 39 6 0 22 73 2 4 .639 .651 1.820 2.470 0 0 0 0 1
67 Ernie Banks 14 Ind. Games 68 63 38 5 0 22 79 3 3 .603 .603 1.730 2.333 0 2 0 0 0
68 Greg Vaughn 13 Ind. Games 58 53 30 4 1 19 68 5 8 .566 .603 1.755 2.358 0 0 0 0 0
69 Miguel Tejada 13 Ind. Games 69 64 34 6 1 19 69 4 4 .531 .551 1.547 2.098 0 1 1 0 0
70 Mark Teixeira 13 Ind. Games 66 61 40 5 2 26 73 2 8 .656 .667 2.082 2.749 0 1 0 2 1
71 Enos Slaughter 13 Ind. Games 62 61 40 9 3 12 71 1 0 .656 .661 1.492 2.153 0 0 0 0 0
72 Roy Sievers 13 Ind. Games 58 51 32 4 0 20 72 7 2 .627 .672 1.882 2.555 0 0 0 0 0
73 Mike Schmidt 13 Ind. Games 64 56 38 2 0 29 72 7 3 .679 .703 2.268 2.971 0 1 1 0 2
74 Ivan Rodriguez 13 Ind. Games 65 60 39 11 1 18 70 3 6 .650 .646 1.767 2.413 0 2 0 0 1
75 Aramis Ramirez 13 Ind. Games 62 57 42 8 1 25 73 4 3 .737 .758 2.228 2.986 0 0 1 1 0
76 Jorge Posada 13 Ind. Games 64 57 31 8 0 17 71 4 7 .544 .547 1.579 2.126 0 3 0 0 1
77 Dale Murphy 13 Ind. Games 59 58 33 5 0 21 68 1 6 .569 .576 1.741 2.318 0 0 0 0 1
78 Johnny Mize 13 Ind. Games 63 61 40 2 1 23 69 1 1 .656 .661 1.852 2.514 1 0 0 0 1
79 Mickey Mantle 13 Ind. Games 60 54 35 5 1 22 69 6 4 .648 .683 2.000 2.683 0 0 1 0 0
80 Paul Konerko 13 Ind. Games 61 55 34 2 0 19 68 3 5 .618 .607 1.691 2.297 0 3 0 0 0
81 Goose Goslin 13 Ind. Games 70 67 41 6 3 16 69 3 3 .612 .629 1.507 2.136 0 0   0  
82 Gary Gaetti 13 Ind. Games 63 61 35 2 0 22 70 1 5 .574 .571 1.689 2.260 0 1 1 0 2
83 Carlton Fisk 13 Ind. Games 61 56 39 5 0 23 71 2 3 .696 .705 2.018 2.723 0 1 1 2 0
84 Vinny Castilla 13 Ind. Games 64 63 41 4 1 25 70 1 4 .651 .656 1.937 2.593 0 0 0 0 1
85 Johnny Bench 13 Ind. Games 62 53 32 9 0 19 73 7 5 .604 .629 1.849 2.478 0 2 0 0 1
86 Garret Anderson 13 Ind. Games 64 63 40 9 0 17 76 0 1 .635 .625 1.587 2.212 0 1 0 0 1
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Generated 7/31/2011.

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It's an interesting list of names.

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29 Responses to “13 Or More 5+ RBI Games Since 1919”

  1. Any list where Dave Kingman ranks higher than Hank Aaron and Dante Bichette ranks higher than Willie Mays is evil and must be destroyed...

  2. The second list is really fascinating. If you one accepts the fact that steroids nothwithstanding, both McGwire and Bonds are HOF. We
    have 10 of 15 in the HOF. Teixiera meanwhile could make it too
    someday. Aramis Ramirez indeed!

  3. Johnny Twisto Says:

    A simple list but interesting, not one I remember seeing before.

    Do we have any statisticians out there who could project, I guess based on a normal distribution of their career RBI, how many 5-RBI games a particular player would be *expected* to have. Then we could see who exceeded that.

    Cecil Fielder looks like an outlier, but he did run up a lot of ribbies in his brief prime. 1990-92, he had 11 such games, Greg Vaughn(!) had 7, no one else had more than 5.

    Most in a single season is Juan Gonzalez with 8 in '98. Gehrig '30, Foxx '33, ManRam '98 each had 7.

  4. Just scrolling through Gehrig's games, I see two were back to back:

    June 14, 1930: 2-for-4, 5 RBI
    June 15, 1930: 3-for-5, 7 RBI

  5. Cecil Fielder really sticks out to me on this list. He has 1008 career RBI - only Kingman (1210) and Juan Gone (1404) have less than 1500 and the average of the first 19 players listed (excluding Fielder) is 1762. And his RBI/AB rate is lower than the average of those players as well. All or nothing with the big man, I guess.

    He had 4 such games in a little over a month in 1990 (April 28 - June 6). During those 36 games he hit .366/.426/.855. From there to the end of the season he hit .253/.358/.522.

  6. There was a similar list in today's sporcle sports quiz. "Most 4-hit games". It was easy to fill out half of the quiz but there were some surprises further down the list.

    The second list above which is sorted by OPS is a bit random in my opinion. There's a wider variation in the under-20-matches guys than there is in the over-20 matches guys.

  7. Downpuppy Says:

    I like Chipper's 85 in 17 games. Everybody else on the list made it to 6 at least once.

  8. mccombe35 Says:

    Sexson is the name that really stands out to me. Nice to see good ol High Pockets Kelly again.

  9. @6...I tried that quiz...and despite my thinking I know baseball history very well, I was stumped.

  10. Konerko!

  11. DaveKingman Says:

    I am great. It's just that I often don't know to what degree.

  12. Help me out here. Players on the second list got their RBI with home runs while Lou Gehrig hit more doubles than home runs? Trying to attach some meaning to the lists.

    Off topic, but, sadly, has the clock struck twelve for the Cinderella Pirates?

  13. @12
    Sorry .... meant more doubles than people on the second list. My typing mistake.

  14. @4.

    Gehrig's consecutive 5 RBI games are one of only 29 such back-to-back games since 1919. Nobody has two such streaks, and nobody has done it 3 games in a row.

    Other HOFers to do this are: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Joe Cronin, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams and Andre Dawson. Probable future HOFers who've done this include A-Rod and Griffey.

    Raul Ibanez (2008) is the last player to accomplish this feat.

  15. @14 ARod is not a future HoFer. He is an admitted steroid user and is headed to baseball purgatory.

  16. i cant see the list

  17. Yeah, me either. No list!

  18. @16, 17

    I don't have one either!

  19. @16-@18
    Guys, for some reason both of Steve's lists have disappeared from the blog. We were not imagining them.

  20. if A-rod and Bonds are not in the hall of fame within 10 years of their retirements I will be shocked. I imagine Bonds will get a fair number of "protest" votes their first year. Perhaps enough to keep them under 75%. But I expect they will each be in by the second ballot.

  21. man, going off a post above, check out this game a few weeks earlier:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHA/PHA193005222.shtml

    firepower and stars, oh my.

  22. @21
    Cheese, another one of Gehrig's 5+ RBI-games, but when you start getting 8+ RBI games you're in more select company.

  23. Richard Chester Says:

    @21, @22

    Looking at that box score I was surprised to see that Gehrig batted 5th while Lazzerl batted 4th. It turns out for that season the two of them alternated in those two batting positions. I always thought Gehrig had a lock on 4th.

  24. "for some reason both of Steve's lists have disappeared from the blog. We were not imagining them."

    Not sure why it was edited to remove the table - but, I restored what was there.

  25. No one on the list had fewer HRs than games with most averaging at least1.5 HRs per game. Crazy.

  26. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    No one on the list had fewer HRs than games with most averaging at least 1.5 HRs per game. Crazy.

    Most career games with 5+ RBI but no home runs: 6, Pinky Higgins; 5, Enos Slaughter; 4, by eight players — Jim Rice, Joe Judge, Charlie Gehringer, Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Orlando Cepeda, and Johnny Berardino.

    Johnny Berardino??!!

  27. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Um, make that "by seven players".

  28. Drew Weaver Says:

    Jeff Kent and A-Rod are the only non-OF non-1B in the top 30. I'm really surprised to see Kent, a second baseman, in with this kind of company and now I am convinced he'll be in the HOF.

  29. Dukeofflatbush Says:

    @ 1 Hartvig

    was going to read all the posts, but you nailed it. thank you for saving me 15 minutes.
    Any ideas on Destruction methods?