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Career Leaders & Records for Batting Average


+ - Indicates Hall of Famer. Bold indicates active player.

Statistic Description: Hits/At Bats For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA per team game played Bold indicates highest BA using current stats Gold means awarded title at end of year.

Minimum of 1000 IP, 3000 PA, 500 games (fielding), 200 stolen base attempts (catchers) or 80 stolen base attempts (baserunners only since 1951) or 100 decisions for career and active leaderboards for rate statistics.


Note that seasons prior to 1876 are not included in single-season marks, but are included in career marks.