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Career Leaders & Records for Batting Average

Photo of Ty Cobb+ Photo of Rogers Hornsby+ Photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson Photo of Lefty O'Doul Photo of Ed Delahanty+ Photo of Tris Speaker+ Photo of Billy Hamilton+ Photo of Ted Williams+ Photo of Dan Brouthers+ Photo of Babe Ruth+ Photo of Dave Orr Photo of Harry Heilmann+ Photo of Pete Browning Photo of Willie Keeler+ Photo of Bill Terry+ Photo of Lou Gehrig+ Photo of George Sisler+ Photo of Jesse Burkett+ Photo of Tony Gwynn+ Photo of Nap Lajoie+

+ - 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, 500 IP for Ps), 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.