Pete Rose, Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and the Top 20 Players with the Most Singles in Baseball History
Probably – and I haven’t gone through everybody’s numbers – most players’ hits, the highest percentage, are singles.
They’re just the easiest to create.
But within that 60%-90% or so range are enough differences to “single” out those hitters who were primarily singles hitters and those who collected doubles and home runs (and much more rarely, triples) more often than the others.
Take a look at the top 20 players with the most singles ever, below. In many ways, this list mimics the all-time hits leaders list, if not always in order, at least in terms of the players themselves.
Derek Jeter rounds out the top five, all of whom have singles percentages in the middle 70’s or higher, give or take.
That’s about middle of the road.
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Posted on August 23, 2014, in MLB Baseball and tagged all time, baseball, career, derek jeter, history, hits, ichiro suzuki, List, mlb, most, percentage, pete rose, players, singles. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.