List of Major League Baseball RBI champions

List of Major League Baseball RBI champions

In baseball, a run batted in (RBI) is awarded to a batter for each runner who scores as a result of the batter's action, including a hit, fielder's choice, sacrifice fly, bases loaded walk, or hit by pitch.[2] A batter is also awarded an RBI for scoring himself upon hitting a home run.[2] In Major League Baseball (MLB), a player in each league[L] wins the "RBI crown"[3] or "RBI title"[4][5] each season by hitting the most runs batted in that year.

The first RBI champion in the National League (NL) was Deacon White; in the league's inaugural 1876 season, White hit 60 RBIs for the Chicago White Stockings.[6] The American League (AL) was established in 1901, and Hall of Fame second baseman Nap Lajoie led that league with 125 RBIs for the Philadelphia Athletics.[7] Over the course of his 27-season career, Cap Anson led the NL in RBI eight times.[8] Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner have the second- and third-most RBI titles, respectively: Ruth with six, and Wagner with five.[9][10] Several players are tied for the most consecutive seasons led with three: Anson (twice), Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Ruth, Joe Medwick, George Foster, and Cecil Fielder. Notably, Matt Holliday won the NL title in 2007 by one RBI over Ryan Howard, only overtaking Howard due to his performance in the 2007 National League Wild Card tie-breaker game.[11] Had Howard won the 2007 title, he would have led the NL in a record four consecutive seasons from 2006 to 2009.[12] The most recent champions are Miguel Cabrera in the American League, and Chase Headley in the National League.

Sam Thompson was the first to set a single-season RBI record that stood for more than three seasons, hitting 166 in 1887.[13] Thompson's title that season also represented the widest margin of victory for an RBI champion as he topped the next highest total by 62 RBIs. The single-season mark of 166 stood for over thirty years until Babe Ruth hit 171 in 1921.[13] Ruth's mark was then broken by teammate Lou Gehrig six seasons later in 1927 when Gehrig hit 175 RBI.[13] Finally, Hack Wilson set the current record mark of 191 RBI in 1930 with the Chicago Cubs.[1] The all-time career RBI record holder is Hank Aaron with 2,297, 84 more than Ruth in second place.[14] Aaron led the National League in RBI four times, never consecutively. The 1930 season when Wilson set the record saw four players hit more than 160 RBI: Wilson, Gehrig, Chuck Klein, and Al Simmons.[1] A player has batted in 160 or more runs 21 times, with 14 of these seasons occurring during the 1930s and only twice since 1940.[1] The lowest RBI total to ever lead a major league was 49, by Deacon White in the National League's second season.[12]

Key

Winner(s) Player(s) with the most runs batted in (RBI) in the league
RBI The winner's total number of runs batted in
Runner(s)-up Player(s) with the second-most RBIs in the league
2nd RBI The runner-up total number of runs batted in
League Denoted only for players outside of the modern major leagues
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

American League

Detroit Tigers teammates Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, and Bobby Veach won nine of the twelve American League RBI titles from 1907 to 1918.


Year Winner(s) RBI Team(s) Runner(s)-up 2nd RBI Ref
1901 Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 125 Philadelphia Athletics Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 114 [15]
1902 Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 121 Boston Americans Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 110 [16]
1903 Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 104 Boston Americans Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 97 [17]
1904 Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 102 Cleveland Naps Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 84 [18]
1905 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 83 Philadelphia Athletics Cross, LaveLave Cross 77 [19]
1906 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 96 Philadelphia Athletics Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 91 [20]
1907 Cobb, TyTy Cobb 119 Detroit Tigers Seybold, SocksSocks Seybold 92 [21]
1908 Cobb, TyTy Cobb 108 Detroit Tigers Crawford, SamSam Crawford 80 [22]
1909 Cobb, TyTy Cobb 107 Detroit Tigers Crawford, SamSam Crawford 97 [23]
1910 Crawford, SamSam Crawford 120 Detroit Tigers Cobb, TyTy Cobb 91 [24]
1911 Cobb, TyTy Cobb 127 Detroit Tigers Crawford, SamSam Crawford 115 [25]
1912 Baker, FrankFrank Baker 130 Philadelphia Athletics Lewis, DuffyDuffy Lewis 109 [26]
1913 Baker, FrankFrank Baker 117 Philadelphia Athletics McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 90 [27]
1914 Crawford, SamSam Crawford 104 Detroit Tigers McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 95 [28]
1915 Veach, BobbyBobby Veach
Sam Crawford
112 Detroit Tigers Cobb, TyTy Cobb 99 [29]
1916 Pratt, DelDel Pratt 103 St. Louis Browns Pipp, WallyWally Pipp 93 [30]
1917 Veach, BobbyBobby Veach 103 Detroit Tigers Felsch, HappyHappy Felsch 102 [31]
1918 Veach, BobbyBobby Veach 78 Detroit Tigers Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 70 [32]
1919 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 114 Boston Red Sox Veach, BobbyBobby Veach 101 [33]
1920 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 137 New York Yankees Sisler, GeorgeGeorge Sisler 122 [34]
1921 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 171 New York Yankees Heilmann, HarryHarry Heilmann 139 [35]
1922 Williams, KenKen Williams 155 St. Louis Browns Veach, BobbyBobby Veach 126 [36]
1923 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 131 New York Yankees Speaker, TrisTris Speaker 130 [37]
1924 Goslin, GooseGoose Goslin 129 Washington Senators Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 121 [38]
1925 Meusel, BobBob Meusel 138 New York Yankees Heilmann, HarryHarry Heilmann 134 [39]
1926 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 146 New York Yankees Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri
George Burns
114 [40]
1927 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 175 New York Yankees Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 164 [41]
1928 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth
Lou Gehrig
142 New York Yankees Meusel, BobBob Meusel 113 [42]
1929 Simmons, AlAl Simmons 157 Philadelphia Athletics Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 154 [43]
1930 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 174 New York Yankees Simmons, AlAl Simmons 165 [44]
1931 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 184 New York Yankees Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 163 [45]
1932 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 169 Philadelphia Athletics Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig
Al Simmons
151 [46]
1933 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 163 Philadelphia Athletics Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 139 [47]
1934 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 165 New York Yankees Trosky, HalHal Trosky 142 [48]
1935 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 170 Detroit Tigers Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 119 [49]
1936 Trosky, HalHal Trosky 162 Cleveland Indians Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 152 [50]
1937 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 183 Detroit Tigers DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 167 [51]
1938 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 175 Boston Red Sox Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 146 [52]
1939 Williams, TedTed Williams 145 Boston Red Sox DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 126 [53]
1940 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 150 Detroit Tigers York, RudyRudy York 134 [54]
1941 DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 125 New York Yankees Heath, JeffJeff Heath 123 [55]
1942 Williams, TedTed Williams 137 Boston Red Sox DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 114 [56]
1943 York, RudyRudy York 118 Detroit Tigers Etten, NickNick Etten 107 [57]
1944 Stephens, VernVern Stephens 109 St. Louis Browns Johnson, BobBob Johnson 106 [58]
1945 Etten, NickNick Etten 111 New York Yankees Cullenbine, RoyRoy Cullenbine 93 [59]
1946 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 127 Detroit Tigers Williams, TedTed Williams 123 [60]
1947 Williams, TedTed Williams 114 Boston Red Sox Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 98 [61]
1948 DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 155 New York Yankees Stephens, VernVern Stephens 137 [62]
1949 Williams, TedTed Williams
Vern Stephens
159 Boston Red Sox Wertz, VicVic Wertz 133 [63]
1950 Dropo, WaltWalt Dropo
Vern Stephens
144 Boston Red Sox Berra, YogiYogi Berra 124 [64]
1951 Zernial, GusGus Zernial 129 Chicago White Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
Williams, TedTed Williams 126 [65]
1952 Rosen, AlAl Rosen 105 Cleveland Indians Doby, LarryLarry Doby
Eddie Robinson
104 [66]
1953 Rosen, AlAl Rosen 145 Cleveland Indians Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 115 [67]
1954 Doby, LarryLarry Doby 126 Cleveland Indians Berra, YogiYogi Berra 125 [68]
1955 Boone, RayRay Boone
Jackie Jensen
116 Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
Berra, YogiYogi Berra 108 [69]
1956 Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 130 New York Yankees Kaline, AlAl Kaline 128 [70]
1957 Sievers, RoyRoy Sievers 114 Washington Senators Wertz, VicVic Wertz 105 [71]
1958 Jensen, JackieJackie Jensen 122 Boston Red Sox Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 113 [72]
1959 Jensen, JackieJackie Jensen 112 Boston Red Sox Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 111 [73]
1960 Maris, RogerRoger Maris 112 New York Yankees Minoso, MinnieMinnie Minoso 105 [74]
1961 Gentile, JimJim Gentile
Roger Maris
141 Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees
Rocky Colavito 140 [75][76]
1962 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 126 Minnesota Twins Siebern, NormNorm Siebern 117 [77]
1963 Stuart, DickDick Stuart 118 Minnesota Twins Kaline, AlAl Kaline 101 [78]
1964 Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 118 Baltimore Orioles Stuart, DickDick Stuart 114 [79]
1965 Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 108 Cleveland Indians Horton, WillieWillie Horton 104 [80]
1966 Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 122 Baltimore Orioles Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 110 [81]
1967 Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 121 Boston Red Sox Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 113 [82]
1968 Harrelson, KenKen Harrelson 109 Boston Red Sox Howard, FrankFrank Howard 106 [83]
1969 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 140 Minnesota Twins Powell, BoogBoog Powell 121 [84]
1970 Howard, FrankFrank Howard 126 Washington Senators Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro 116 [85]
1971 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 119 Minnesota Twins Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 99 [86]
1972 Allen, DickDick Allen 113 Chicago White Sox Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 100 [87]
1973 Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 117 Oakland Athletics Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 107 [88]
1974 Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs 118 Texas Rangers Bando, SalSal Bando 103 [89]
1975 Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 109 Milwaukee Brewers Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 106 [90]
1976 May, LeeLee May 109 Baltimore Orioles Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 105 [91]
1977 Hisle, LarryLarry Hisle 119 Minnesota Twins Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 115 [92]
1978 Rice, JimJim Rice 139 Boston Red Sox Staub, RustyRusty Staub 121 [93]
1979 Baylor, DonDon Baylor 139 California Angels Rice, JimJim Rice 130 [94]
1980 Cooper, CecilCecil Cooper 122 Milwaukee Brewers Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett
Ben Oglivie
118 [95]
1981 Murray, EddieEddie Murray 78 Baltimore Orioles Armas, TonyTony Armas 76 [96]
1982 McRae, HalHal McRae 133 Kansas City Royals Cooper, CecilCecil Cooper 121 [97]
1983 Rice, JimJim Rice
Cecil Cooper
126 Boston Red Sox
Milwaukee Brewers
Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 116 [98]
1984 Armas, TonyTony Armas 123 Boston Red Sox Rice, JimJim Rice 122 [99]
1985 Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 145 New York Yankees Murray, EddieEddie Murray 124 [100]
1986 Carter, JoeJoe Carter 121 Cleveland Indians Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco 117 [101]
1987 Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell 134 Toronto Blue Jays Evans, DwightDwight Evans 123 [102]
1988 Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco 124 Oakland Athletics Puckett, KirbyKirby Puckett 121 [103]
1989 Sierra, RubénRubén Sierra 119 Texas Rangers Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 113 [104]
1990 Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 132 Detroit Tigers Gruber, KellyKelly Gruber 118 [105]
1991 Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 133 Detroit Tigers Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco 122 [106]
1992 Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 124 Cleveland Indians Carter, JoeJoe Carter 119 [107]
1993 Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle 129 Cleveland Indians Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 128 [108]
1994 Puckett, KirbyKirby Puckett 112 Minnesota Twins Carter, JoeJoe Carter 103 [109]
1995 Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle
Mo Vaughn
126 Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
Buhner, JayJay Buhner 121 [110]
1996 Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle 148 Cleveland Indians González, JuanJuan González 144 [111]
1997 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. 147 Seattle Mariners Martinez, TinoTino Martinez 141 [112]
1998 González, JuanJuan González 157 Texas Rangers Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle 152 [113]
1999 Ramirez, MannyManny Ramirez 165 Cleveland Indians Palmeiro, RafaelRafael Palmeiro 148 [114]
2000 Martínez, EdgarEdgar Martínez 145 Seattle Mariners Sweeney, MikeMike Sweeney 144 [115]
2001 Boone, BretBret Boone 141 Seattle Mariners González, JuanJuan González 140 [116]
2002 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 142 Texas Rangers Ordóñez, MagglioMagglio Ordóñez 135 [117]
2003 Delgado, CarlosCarlos Delgado 145 Toronto Blue Jays Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 118 [118]
2004 Tejada, MiguelMiguel Tejada 150 Baltimore Orioles Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz 139 [119]
2005 Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz 148 Boston Red Sox Ramirez, MannyManny Ramirez
Mark Teixeira
144 [120]
2006 Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz 137 Boston Red Sox Morneau, JustinJustin Morneau 130 [121]
2007 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 156 New York Yankees Ordóñez, MagglioMagglio Ordóñez 139 [122]
2008 Hamilton, JoshJosh Hamilton 130 Texas Rangers Morneau, JustinJustin Morneau 129 [123]
2009 Teixeira, MarkMark Teixeira 122 New York Yankees Bay, JasonJason Bay 119 [124]
2010 Cabrera, MiguelMiguel Cabrera 126 Detroit Tigers Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 125 [125]
2011 Granderson, CurtisCurtis Granderson 119 New York Yankees Canó, RobinsonRobinson Canó 118 [126]
2012 Cabrera, MiguelMiguel Cabrera 139 Detroit Tigers Hamilton, JoshJosh Hamilton 128 [127]
2013 Davis, ChrisChris Davis 138 Baltimore Orioles Cabrera, MiguelMiguel Cabrera 137 [128]

National League



Year Winner(s) RBI Team(s) Runner(s)-up 2nd RBI Ref
1876 White, DeaconDeacon White 60 Chicago White Stockings Hines, PaulPaul Hines
Cap Anson
Ross Barnes
59 [129]
1877 White, DeaconDeacon White 49 Boston Red Caps Peters, JohnJohn Peters 41 [130]
1878 Hines, PaulPaul Hines 50 Providence Grays Brown, LewLew Brown 43 [131]
1879 O'Rourke, JohnJohn O'Rourke
Charley Jones
62 Boston Red Caps Dickerson, ButtercupButtercup Dickerson 57 [132]
1880 Anson, CapCap Anson 74 Chicago White Stockings Kelly, KingKing Kelly 60 [133]
1881 Anson, CapCap Anson 82 Chicago White Stockings Bennett, CharlieCharlie Bennett 64 [134]
1882 Anson, CapCap Anson 83 Chicago White Stockings Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 63 [135]
1883 Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 97 Buffalo Bisons Burdock, JackJack Burdock 88 [136]
1884 Anson, CapCap Anson 102 Chicago White Stockings Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 101 [137]
1885 Anson, CapCap Anson 108 Chicago White Stockings Kelly, KingKing Kelly 75 [138]
1885 Anson, CapCap Anson 147 Chicago White Stockings Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 95 [139]
1887 Thompson, SamSam Thompson 166 Detroit Wolverines Connor, RogerRoger Connor 104 [140]
1888 Anson, CapCap Anson 84 Chicago White Stockings Nash, BillyBilly Nash 75 [141]
1889 Connor, RogerRoger Connor 130 New York Giants Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 118 [142]
1890 Burns, OysterOyster Burns 128 Brooklyn Bridegrooms Anson, CapCap Anson 107 [143]
1891 Anson, CapCap Anson 120 Chicago Colts Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 95 [144]
1892 Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 124 Brooklyn Grooms Thompson, SamSam Thompson 104 [145]
1893 Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 146 Philadelphia Phillies McKean, EdEd McKean 133 [146]
1894 Thompson, SamSam Thompson 147 Philadelphia Phillies Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 145 [147]
1895 Thompson, SamSam Thompson 165 Philadelphia Phillies Kelley, JoeJoe Kelley 134 [148]
1896 Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 126 Philadelphia Phillies Jennings, HughieHughie Jennings 121 [149]
1897 Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis 135 New York Giants Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 132 [150]
1898 Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 127 Philadelphia Phillies Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 111 [151]
1899 Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 137 Philadelphia Phillies Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 122 [152]
1900 Flick, ElmerElmer Flick 110 Philadelphia Phillies Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 109 [153]
1901 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 126 Pittsburgh Pirates Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 108 [154]
1902 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 91 Pittsburgh Pirates Leach, TommyTommy Leach 85 [155]
1903 Mertes, SamSam Mertes 104 New York Giants Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 101 [156]
1904 Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 80 New York Giants Mertes, SamSam Mertes
Harry Lumley
78 [157]
1905 Seymour, CyCy Seymour 121 Cincinnati Reds Mertes, SamSam Mertes 108 [158]
1906 Steinfeldt, HarryHarry Steinfeldt
Jim Nealon
83 Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
Seymour, CyCy Seymour 80 [159]
1907 Magee, SherrySherry Magee 85 Philadelphia Phillies Abbaticchio, EdEd Abbaticchio
Honus Wagner
82 [160]
1908 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 109 Pittsburgh Pirates Donlin, MikeMike Donlin 106 [161]
1909 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 100 Pittsburgh Pirates Murray, RedRed Murray 91 [162]
1910 Magee, SherrySherry Magee 123 Philadelphia Phillies Mitchell, MikeMike Mitchell 88 [163]
1911 Wilson, ChiefChief Wilson
Frank Schulte
107 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
Luderus, FredFred Luderus 99 [164]
1912 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 102 Pittsburgh Pirates Sweeney, BillBill Sweeney 100 [165]
1913 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 128 Philadelphia Phillies Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 95 [166]
1914 Magee, SherrySherry Magee 103 Philadelphia Phillies Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 100 [167]
1915 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 115 Philadelphia Phillies Magee, SherrySherry Magee 87 [168]
1916 Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 83 Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
Chase, HalHal Chase 82 [169]
1917 Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 102 New York Giants Chase, HalHal Chase 86 [170]
1918 Magee, SherrySherry Magee 76 Cincinnati Reds Cutshaw, GeorgeGeorge Cutshaw 68 [171]
1919 Myers, HyHy Myers 73 Brooklyn Robins Roush, EddEdd Roush
Rogers Hornsby
71 [172]
1920 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby
High Pockets Kelly
94 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
Roush, EddEdd Roush 90 [173]
1921 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 126 St. Louis Cardinals Kelly, GeorgeGeorge Kelly 122 [174]
1922 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 152 St. Louis Cardinals Meusel, IrishIrish Meusel 132 [175]
1923 Meusel, IrishIrish Meusel 125 New York Giants Williams, CyCy Williams 114 [176]
1924 Kelly, GeorgeGeorge Kelly 136 New York Giants Fournier, JackJack Fournier 116 [177]
1925 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 143 St. Louis Cardinals Fournier, JackJack Fournier 130 [178]
1926 Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 120 St. Louis Cardinals Wilson, HackHack Wilson 109 [179]
1927 Waner, PaulPaul Waner 131 Pittsburgh Pirates Wilson, HackHack Wilson 129 [180]
1928 Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 136 St. Louis Cardinals Traynor, PiePie Traynor 124 [181]
1929 Wilson, HackHack Wilson 159 Chicago Cubs Ott, MelMel Ott 151 [182]
1930 Wilson, HackHack Wilson 191 Chicago Cubs Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 170 [183]
1931 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 121 Philadelphia Phillies Ott, MelMel Ott 115 [184]
1932 Hurst, DonDon Hurst 143 Philadelphia Phillies Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 137 [185]
1933 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 120 Philadelphia Phillies Berger, WallyWally Berger 106 [186]
1934 Ott, MelMel Ott 135 New York Giants Collins, RipperRipper Collins 128 [187]
1935 Berger, WallyWally Berger 130 Boston Braves Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 126 [188]
1936 Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 138 St. Louis Cardinals Ott, MelMel Ott 135 [189]
1937 Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 154 St. Louis Cardinals Demaree, FrankFrank Demaree 115 [190]
1938 Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 122 St. Louis Cardinals Ott, MelMel Ott 116 [191]
1939 McCormick, FrankFrank McCormick 128 Cincinnati Reds Medwick, JoeJoe Medwick 117 [192]
1940 Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 137 St. Louis Cardinals McCormick, FrankFrank McCormick 127 [193]
1941 Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 120 Brooklyn Dodgers Young, BabeBabe Young 104 [194]
1942 Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 110 St. Louis Cardinals Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 109 [195]
1943 Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 128 Chicago Cubs Elliott, BobBob Elliott 101 [196]
1944 Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 122 Chicago Cubs Elliott, BobBob Elliott 108 [197]
1945 Walker, DixieDixie Walker 124 Brooklyn Dodgers Holmes, TommyTommy Holmes 117 [198]
1946 Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 130 St. Louis Cardinals Walker, DixieDixie Walker 116 [199]
1947 Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 138 New York Giants Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 127 [200]
1948 Musial, StanStan Musial 131 St. Louis Cardinals Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 125 [201]
1949 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 127 Pittsburgh Pirates Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson 124 [202]
1950 Ennis, DelDel Ennis 126 Philadelphia Phillies Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 118 [203]
1951 Irvin, MonteMonte Irvin 121 New York Giants Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner
Sid Gordon
109 [204]
1952 Sauer, HankHank Sauer 121 Chicago Cubs Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 108 [205]
1953 Campanella, RoyRoy Campanella 142 Brooklyn Dodgers Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 135 [206]
1954 Kluszewski, TedTed Kluszewski 141 Cincinnati Reds Snider, DukeDuke Snider 130 [207]
1955 Snider, DukeDuke Snider 136 Brooklyn Dodgers Mays, WillieWillie Mays 127 [208]
1956 Musial, StanStan Musial 109 St. Louis Cardinals Adcock, JoeJoe Adcock 103 [209]
1957 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 132 Milwaukee Braves Ennis, DelDel Ennis 105 [210]
1958 Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 129 Chicago Cubs Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 109 [211]
1959 Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 143 Chicago Cubs Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 125 [212]
1960 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 126 Milwaukee Braves Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 124 [213]
1961 Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda 142 San Francisco Giants Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 124 [214]
1962 Davis, TommyTommy Davis 153 Los Angeles Dodgers Mays, WillieWillie Mays 141 [215]
1963 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 130 Milwaukee Braves Boyer, KenKen Boyer 111 [216]
1964 Boyer, KenKen Boyer 119 St. Louis Cardinals Santo, RonRon Santo 114 [217]
1965 Johnson, DeronDeron Johnson 130 Cincinnati Reds Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 113 [218]
1966 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 127 Atlanta Braves Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 119 [219]
1967 Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda 111 St. Louis Cardinals Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 110 [220]
1968 McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 105 San Francisco Giants Santo, RonRon Santo
Billy Williams
98 [221]
1969 McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 126 San Francisco Giants Santo, RonRon Santo 123 [222]
1970 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 148 Cincinnati Reds Perez, TonyTony Perez
Billy Williams
129 [223]
1971 Torre, JoeJoe Torre 137 St. Louis Cardinals Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 125 [224]
1972 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 125 Cincinnati Reds Williams, BillyBilly Williams 122 [225]
1973 Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 119 Pittsburgh Pirates May, LeeLee May 105 [226]
1974 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 129 Cincinnati Reds Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 116 [227]
1975 Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 120 Philadelphia Phillies Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 110 [228]
1976 Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 121 Cincinnati Reds Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 111 [229]
1977 Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 149 Cincinnati Reds Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 130 [230]
1978 Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 120 Cincinnati Reds Parker, DaveDave Parker 117 [231]
1979 Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 118 San Diego Padres Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 115 [232]
1980 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 121 Philadelphia Phillies Hendrick, GeorgeGeorge Hendrick 109 [233]
1981 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 91 Philadelphia Phillies Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 90 [234]
1982 Murphy, DaleDale Murphy
Al Oliver
109 Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
Buckner, BillBill Buckner 105 [235]
1983 Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 121 Atlanta Braves Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 113 [236]
1984 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt
Gary Carter
106 Philadelphia Phillies
Montreal Expos
Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 100 [237]
1985 Parker, DaveDave Parker 125 Cincinnati Reds Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 111 [238]
1986 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 119 Philadelphia Phillies Parker, DaveDave Parker 116 [239]
1987 Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 137 Chicago Cubs Wallach, TimTim Wallach 123 [240]
1988 Clark, WillWill Clark 109 San Francisco Giants Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry 101 [241]
1989 Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell 125 San Francisco Giants Guerrero, PedroPedro Guerrero 117 [242]
1990 Williams, MattMatt Williams 122 San Francisco Giants Bonilla, BobbyBobby Bonilla 120 [243]
1991 Johnson, HowardHoward Johnson 117 New York Mets Clark, WillWill Clark 116 [244]
1992 Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton 109 Philadelphia Phillies Pendleton, TerryTerry Pendleton 105 [245]
1993 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 123 San Francisco Giants Justice, DavidDavid Justice 120 [246]
1994 Bagwell, JeffJeff Bagwell 116 Houston Astros Williams, MattMatt Williams 96 [247]
1995 Bichette, DanteDante Bichette 128 Colorado Rockies Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 119 [248]
1996 Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga 150 Colorado Rockies Bichette, DanteDante Bichette 141 [249]
1997 Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga 140 Colorado Rockies Bagwell, JeffJeff Bagwell 135 [250]
1998 Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 158 Chicago Cubs McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 147 [251]
1999 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 147 St. Louis Cardinals Williams, MattMatt Williams 142 [252]
2000 Helton, ToddTodd Helton 147 Colorado Rockies Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 138 [253]
2001 Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 160 Chicago Cubs Helton, ToddTodd Helton 146 [254]
2002 Berkman, LanceLance Berkman 128 Houston Astros Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 127 [255]
2003 Wilson, PrestonPreston Wilson 141 Colorado Rockies Sheffield, GaryGary Sheffield 132 [256]
2004 Castilla, VinnyVinny Castilla 131 Colorado Rockies Rolen, ScottScott Rolen 124 [257]
2005 Jones, AndruwAndruw Jones 128 Atlanta Braves Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 117 [258]
2006 Howard, RyanRyan Howard 149 Philadelphia Phillies Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 137 [259]
2007 Holliday, MattMatt Holliday 137 Colorado Rockies Howard, RyanRyan Howard 136 [260]
2008 Howard, RyanRyan Howard 146 Philadelphia Phillies Wright, DavidDavid Wright 124 [261]
2009 Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder
Ryan Howard
141 Milwaukee Brewers
Philadelphia Phillies
Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 135 [262]
2010 Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 118 St. Louis Cardinals Gonzalez, CarlosCarlos Gonzalez 117 [263]
2011 Kemp, MattMatt Kemp 126 Los Angeles Dodgers Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder 120 [264]
2012 Headley, ChaseChase Headley 115 San Diego Padres Braun, RyanRyan Braun 112 [265]
2013 Goldschmidt, PaulPaul Goldschmidt 125 Arizona Diamondbacks Freeman, FreddieFreddie Freeman
Bruce, JayJay Bruce
109 [266]

Other major leagues

Year Winner(s) RBI Team(s) League Runner(s)-up 2nd RBI Ref
1882 Carpenter, HickHick Carpenter 67 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Snyder, PopPop Snyder 50 [267]
1883 Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 80 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 79 [268]
1884 Orr, DaveDave Orr 112 New York Metropolitans American Association Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 91 [269]
1885 Fennelly, FrankFrank Fennelly 89 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Larkin, HenryHenry Larkin 88 [270]
1886 O'Neill, TipTip O'Neill 107 St. Louis Browns American Association Corkhill, PopPop Corkhill 97 [271]
1887 O'Neill, TipTip O'Neill 123 St. Louis Browns American Association Browning, PetePete Browning 118 [272]
1888 Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 103 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Larkin, HenryHenry Larkin 101 [273]
1889 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 119 Philadelphia Athletics American Association Foutz, DaveDave Foutz 113 [274]
1890 Johnson, SpudSpud Johnson 113 Columbus Solons American Association Wolf, ChickenChicken Wolf 98 [275]
1890 Richardson, HardyHardy Richardson 146 Brooklyn Ward's Wonders Players' League Orr, DaveDave Orr 124 [276]
1891 Farrell, DukeDuke Farrell
Hugh Duffy
110 Boston Reds American Association Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 109 [277]
1914 LaPorte, FrankFrank LaPorte 107 Indianapolis Hoosiers Federal League Evans, SteveSteve Evans 96 [278]
1915 Zwilling, DutchDutch Zwilling 94 Pittsburgh Rebels Federal League Konetchy, EdEd Konetchy 93 [279]

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