1,500 RBI Club

From BR Bullpen

Gehrig cropped.jpg

1,500 Runs Batted In ranks a player among the elite run producers in baseball history. A player must be among the best run producers in the game for at least a decade in order to join the club. As of August 2015, there have been 53 players who achieved 1,500 career RBIs. The charter member of the club was Cap Anson, who reached the mark in the 1891 season. Anson became the first National League player to drive in 1,500 runs during the 1893 season. On May 29th, 1923, Ty Cobb became the first player to achieve 1,500 RBIs in the American League.

Records and Trivia[edit]

Jimmie Foxx was the youngest player in MLB history to reach 1,500 RBIs in his career; he was 30 years, 328 days old when he achieved the feat. Foxx was also the youngest AL player to reach the 1,500 mark. Mel Ott was the youngest NL player to reach the 1,500 mark at 32 years, 88 days old. Lou Gehrig was the fastest player in MLB history to reach the 1,500 RBI mark; he did so in his 1,609th game. Gehrig also holds this record for the American League. Mel Ott reached 1,500 RBI faster than anyone in National League history; he reached it in 2,052 games.

Cap Anson reached the mark in fewer National League games than Ott; he had 1,524 RBI in 1,849 games but records from the time are incomplete.

The Members[edit]

(active players are in italics)

Hank Aaron - 2,297

Babe Ruth - 2,213

Cap Anson - 2,076

Alex Rodriguez - 2,030

Barry Bonds - 1,996

Lou Gehrig - 1,995

Stan Musial - 1,951

Ty Cobb - 1,938

Jimmie Foxx - 1,922

Eddie Murray - 1,917

Willie Mays - 1,903

Mel Ott - 1,860

Carl Yastrzemski - 1,844

Ted Williams - 1,839

Ken Griffey Jr. - 1,836

Rafael Palmeiro - 1,835

Dave Winfield - 1,833

Manny Ramirez - 1,831

Al Simmons - 1,827

Frank Robinson - 1,812

Honus Wagner - 1,732

Frank Thomas - 1,704

Reggie Jackson - 1,702

Jim Thome - 1,699

Cal Ripken Jr. - 1,695

Gary Sheffield - 1,676

Albert Pujols - 1,667

Sammy Sosa - 1,667

Tony Perez - 1,652

Ernie Banks - 1,636

Harold Baines - 1,628

Chipper Jones - 1,623

Goose Goslin - 1,609

Napoleon Lajoie - 1,599

George Brett - 1,596

Mike Schmidt - 1,595

David Ortiz - 1,592

Andre Dawson - 1,591

Rogers Hornsby - 1,584

Harmon Killebrew - 1,584

Al Kaline - 1,583

Jake Beckley - 1,578

Willie McCovey - 1,555

Fred McGriff - 1,550

Willie Stargell - 1,540

Harry Heilmann - 1,539

Joe DiMaggio - 1,537

Jeff Bagwell - 1,529

Tris Speaker - 1,529

Sam Crawford - 1,525

Jeff Kent - 1,518

Carlos Delgado - 1,512

Mickey Mantle - 1,509