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Career hit leaders for each team

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Current Franchise Hits Leaders

Arizona: Luis Gonzalez – 1,337
Atlanta: Hank Aaron – 3,600
Baltimore: Cal Ripken, Jr. – 3,184
Boston: Carl Yastrzemksi – 3,419
Chicago (AL): Luke Appling – 2,749
Chicago (NL): Ernie Banks – 2,583
Cincinnati: Pete Rose – 3,358
Cleveland: Nap Lajoie – 2,046
Colorado: Todd Helton – 2,110
Detroit: Ty Cobb – 3,902
Florida: Luis Castillo – 1,273
Houston: Craig Biggio – 3,060
Kansas City: George Brett – 3,154
Los Angeles (AL): Garrett Anderson – 2,368
Los Angeles (NL): Zack Wheat – 2,804
Milwaukee: Robin Yount – 3,142
Minnesota: Sam Rice – 2,889
New York (AL): Lou Gehrig – 2,721
New York (NL): Ed Kranepool – 1,418
Oakland: Bert Campaneris – 1,882
Philadelphia: Mike Schmidt – 2,234
Pittsburgh: Roberto Clemente – 3,000
San Diego: Tony Gwynn – 3,141
San Francisco: Willie Mays – 3,187
Seattle: Edgar Martinez – 2,247
St. Louis: Stan Musial – 3,630
Tampa Bay: Carl Crawford – 1,270
Texas: Ivan Rodriguez – 1,734
Toronto: Tony Fernandez – 1,583
Washington: Tim Wallach – 1,694

Two things that jump out at me: It’s amazing given their history that the Yankees didn’t have somebody collect 3,000 hits along the way. Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle walked so often and Joe DiMaggio only played 13 seasons.

Meanwhile, pretty sad that the Mets have never had somebody stick around long enough to collect even 1,500 hits. Kranepool was a .261 hitter who made the All-Star team once and never had more than 133 hits in a season.

It’s sort of a strange record to celebrate in terms of the Yankees. It’s as much a testament to good health and perseverance as it is to talent. The guy who seems least interested is Derek Jeter.

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