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At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. Leading the league in a particular category is referred to as a title.

The following lists describe which players hold the most titles in a career for a particular category. Listed are players with four or more titles in a category. Active players are highlighted.

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Batting titles

12 Ty Cobb (1907-1915, 1917-1919)
8 Tony Gwynn (1984, 1987-1989, 1994-1997)
8 Honus Wagner (1900, 1903-1904, 1906-1909, 1911)
7 Rogers Hornsby (1920-1925, 1928)
7 Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948, 1950-1952, 1957)
7 Rod Carew (1969, 1972-1975, 1977-1978)
6 Ted Williams (1941-1942, 1947-1948, 1957-1958)
5 Dan Brouthers (1882-1883, 1889, 1891-1892)
5 Wade Boggs (1983, 1985-1988)
4 Nap Lajoie (1901, 1903-1904, 1910)
4 Harry Heilmann (1921, 1923, 1925, 1927)
4 Roberto Clemente (1961, 1964, 1965, 1967)
4 Bill Madlock (1975, 1976, 1981, 1983)

On base percentage

12 Ted Williams (1940-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954, 1956-1958)
10 Babe Ruth (1919-1921, 1923-1924, 1926-1927)
10 Barry Bonds (1991-1993, 1995, 2001-2004, 2006-2007)
9 Rogers Hornsby (1920-1925, 1927-1928, 1931)
7 Ty Cobb (1909-1910, 1913-1915, 1917-1918)
6 Stan Musial (1943-1944, 1948-1949, 1953, 1957)
6 Wade Boggs (1983, 1985-1989)
5 Dan Brouthers (1882-1883, 1887, 1890-1891)
5 Billy Hamilton (1891, 1893-1894, 1896, 1898)
5 Lou Gehrig (1928, 1934-1937)
5 Carl Yastrzemski (1963, 1965, 1967-1968, 1970)
4 Honus Wagner (1904, 1907-1909)
4 Richie Ashburn (1954-1955, 1958, 1960)
4 Joe Morgan (1972, 1974-1976)
4 Rod Carew (1974-1975, 1977-1978)
4 Frank Thomas (1991-1992, 1994, 1997)

Slugging percentage

13 Babe Ruth (1918-1924, 1926-1931)
9 Ted Williams (1941-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954, 1957)
9 Rogers Hornsby (1917, 1920-1925, 1928-1929)
8 Ty Cobb (1907-1912, 1914, 1917)
7 Dan Brouthers (1881-1886, 1891)
7 Barry Bonds (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004)
6 Honus Wagner (1900, 1902, 1904, 1907-1909)
6 Stan Musial (1943-1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952)
5 Ed Delahanty (1892-1893, 1896, 1899, 1902)
5 Jimmie Foxx (1932-1933, 1935, 1938-1939)
5 Willie Mays (1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965)
5 Mike Schmidt (1974, 1980-1982, 1986)
4 Nap Lajoie (1897, 1901, 1903-1904)
4 Johnny Mize (1938-1940, 1942)
4 Mickey Mantle (1955-1956, 1961-1962)
4 Hank Aaron (1959, 1963, 1967, 1971)
4 Frank Robinson (1960-1962, 1966)
4 Alex Rodriguez (2003, 2005, 2007-2008)

On-base plus slugging

13 Babe Ruth (1918-1924, 1926-1931)
11 Rogers Hornsby (1917, 1920-1925, 1927-1929, 1931)
10 Ted Williams (1941-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954, 1957-1958)
9 Ty Cobb (1907-1912, 1914-1915, 1917)
9 Barry Bonds (1990-1993, 1995, 2001-2004)
8 Dan Brouthers (1882-1887, 1891, 1892)
7 Honus Wagner (1902, 1904, 1906-1909, 1911)
7 Stan Musial (1943-1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1957)
5 Ed Delahanty (1895-1896, 1899, 1901-1902)
5 Jimmie Foxx (1932-1933, 1935, 1938-1939)
5 Willie Mays (1954-1955, 1958, 1964-1965)
5 Mickey Mantle (1955-1956, 1960, 1962, 1964)
5 Mike Schmidt (1980-1982, 1984, 1986)
4 Frank Robinson (1960-1962, 1966)
4 Carl Yastrzemski (1965, 1967-1968, 1970)
4 Frank Thomas (1991-1992, 1994, 1997)

At bats

7 Doc Cramer (1933-1935, 1938, 1940-1942)
6 Ichiro Suzuki (2001, 2004-2008)
5 Nellie Fox (1952, 1955-1956, 1959-1960)
4 Abner Dalrymple (1880, 1882, 1884-1885)
4 Eddie Foster (1912, 1914, 1915, 1918)
4 Pete Rose (1965, 1972-1973, 1977)
4 Jimmy Rollins, (2001-2002, 2007, 2009)

Plate appearances

7 Pete Rose (1965, 1972-1974, 1976-1978)
5 Donie Bush (1909, 1913-1915, 1918)
5 Nellie Fox (1956-1960)
5 Craig Biggio (1992, 1995, 1997-1999)
4 George Burns (1915-1916, 1920, 1923)
4 Richie Ashburn (1952, 1956-1958)
4 Ichiro Suzuki (2001, 2004, 2006, 2008)

Runs titles

8 Babe Ruth (1919-1921, 1923-1924, 1926-1928)
6 Ted Williams (1940-1942, 1946-1947, 1949)
6 Mickey Mantle (1954, 1956-1958, 1960, 1961)
5 George J. Burns (1914, 1916-1917, 1919-1920)
5 Ty Cobb (1909-1911, 1915-1916)
5 Rickey Henderson (1981, 1985-1986, 1989-1990)
5 Rogers Hornsby (1921-1922, 1924, 1927, 1929)
5 Stan Musial (1946, 1948, 1951-1952)
5 Alex Rodriguez (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
4 Billy Hamilton (1891, 1894-1895, 1897)
4 Lou Gehrig (1931, 1933, 1935-1936)
4 Pete Rose (1969, 1974-1976)
4 Albert Pujols (2003-2005, 2009)

Hits titles

8 Ty Cobb (1907-1909, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917, 1919)
7 Tony Gwynn (1984, 1986-1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997)
7 Pete Rose (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972-1973, 1976, 1981)
6 Stan Musial (1943-1944, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952)
6 Ichiro Suzuki (2001, 2004, 2006 - 2009)
5 Tony Oliva (1964-1966, 1969-1970)
4 Ginger Beaumont (1902-1904, 1906)
4 Nap Lajoie (1901, 1904, 1906, 1910)
4 Rogers Hornsby (1920-1922, 1924)
4 Nellie Fox (1952, 1954, 1957-1958)
4 Harvey Kuenn (1953-1954, 1956, 1959)
4 Kirby Puckett (1987-1989, 1992)

Total bases titles

8 Hank Aaron (1956-1957, 1959-1961, 1963, 1967, 1969)
7 Rogers Hornsby (1917, 1920-1922, 1924-1925, 1929)
6 Honus Wagner (1900, 1904, 1906-1909)
6 Ty Cobb (1907-1909, 1911, 1915, 1917)
6 Babe Ruth (1919, 1921, 1923-1924, 1926, 1928)
6 Ted Williams (1939, 1942, 1946-1947, 1949, 1951)
6 Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948-1949, 1951-1952)
4 Dan Brouthers (1882-1883, 1886, 1892)
4 Nap Lajoie (1897, 1901, 1904, 1910)
4 Chuck Klein (1930-1933)
4 Lou Gehrig (1927, 1930-1931, 1934)
4 Jim Rice (1977-1979, 1983)
4 Alex Rodriguez, (1996, 2001-2002, 2007)
4 Albert Pujols, (2003-2004, 2008-2009)

Singles

9 Ichiro Suzuki (2001-2009)
8 Nellie Fox (1952, 1954-1960)
7 Willie Keeler (1897-1900, 1904-1906)
7 Tony Gwynn (1984, 1986-1987, 1989, 1994-1995, 1997)
6 Ty Cobb (1907, 1909, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917)
5 Doc Cramer (1951-1952, 1957-1958)
5 Juan Pierre (2001, 2003-2004, 2006-2007)
4 Billy Hamilton (1890-1892, 1894)
4 Ginger Beaumont (1902-1904, 1907)
4 Sam Rice (1919, 1925-1926, 1930)
4 Lloyd Waner (1927-1929, 1931)
4 Richie Ashburn (1951-1952, 1957-1958)
4 Maury Wills (1961-1962, 1965-1967)
4 Rod Carew (1972-1974, 1977)
4 Willie Wilson (1979-1982)
4 Brett Butler (1990-1993)

Doubles

8 Tris Speaker (1912, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920-1923)
8 Stan Musial (1943-1944, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952-1954)
7 Honus Wagner (1900, 1902, 1904, 1906-1909)
5 Ed Delahanty (1895-1896, 1899, 1901-1902)
5 Nap Lajoie (1898, 1901, 1904, 1906, 1910)
5 Pete Rose (1974-1976, 1978, 1980)
4 Rogers Hornsby (1920-1922, 1924)
4 Hank Aaron (1955-1956, 1961, 1965)
4 Tony Oliva (1964, 1967, 1969-1970)

Triples

5 Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948-1949, 1951)
5 Lance Johnson (1991-1994, 1996)
5 Willie Wilson (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988)
4 Ty Cobb (1908, 1911, 1917-1918)
4 Brett Butler (1983, 1986, 1994, 1995)
4 Jimmy Rollins (2001-2002, 2004, 2007)

Home run titles

12 Babe Ruth (1918-1921, 1923, 1924, 1926-1931)
8 Mike Schmidt (1974-1976, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1986)
7 Ralph Kiner (1946-1952)
6 Gavvy Cravath (1913-1915, 1917-1919)
6 Mel Ott (1932, 1934, 1936-1938, 1942)
6 Harmon Killebrew (1959, 1962-1964, 1967, 1969)
5 Alex Rodriguez (2001-2003, 2005, 2007)
4 Harry Davis (1904-1907)
4 Frank Baker (1911-1914)
4 Cy Williams (1916, 1920, 1923, 1927)
4 Hack Wilson (1926-1928, 1930)
4 Chuck Klein (1929, 1931-1934)
4 Jimmie Foxx (1932, 1933, 1935, 1939)
4 Hank Greenberg (1935, 1938, 1940, 1946)
4 Johnny Mize (1939-1940, 1947-1948)
4 Ted Williams (1941-1942, 1947, 1949)
4 Mickey Mantle (1955-1956, 1958, 1960)
4 Willie Mays (1955, 1962, 1964-1965)
4 Hank Aaron (1957, 1963, 1966-1967)
4 Ken Griffey, Jr. (1994, 1997-1999)
4 Reggie Jackson (1973, 1975, 1980, 1982)
4 Mark McGwire (1987, 1996, 1998-1999)§

§ In 1997, because of a mid-season trade, Mark McGwire led Major League Baseball in home runs, but neither the AL nor the NL.

RBI titles

8 Cap Anson (1880-1882, 1884-1886, 1888, 1891)
6 Babe Ruth (1919-1921, 1923, 1926, 1928)
5 Honus Wagner (1901-1902, 1908-1909, 1912)
5 Lou Gehrig (1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1934)
4 Ty Cobb (1907-1909, 1911)
4 Sherry Magee (1907, 1910, 1914, 1918)
4 Rogers Hornsby (1920-1922, 1925)
4 Hank Greenberg (1935, 1937, 1940, 1946)
4 Ted Williams (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949)
4 Hank Aaron (1957, 1960, 1963, 1966)
4 Mike Schmidt (1980-1981, 1984, 1986)

Base on Balls

12 Barry Bonds (1992, 1994-1997, 2000-2004, 2006-2007)
11 Babe Ruth (1920-1921, 1923-1924, 1926-1928, 1930-1933)
8 Ted Williams (1941-1942, 1946-1949, 1951, 1954)
7 Roy Thomas (1900-1904, 1906-1907)
6 Mel Ott (1929, 1931-1933, 1937, 1942)
6 Eddie Yost (1950, 1952-1953, 1956, 1959-1960)
5 Billy Hamilton (1891, 1894-1897)
5 Topsy Hartsel (1902, 1905-1908)
5 Donie Bush (1909-1912, 1914)
5 George Burns (1917, 1919-1921, 1923)
5 Mickey Mantle (1955, 1957-1958, 1961-1962)
4 Miller Huggins (1905, 1907, 1910, 1914)
4 Eddie Mathews (1955, 1961-1963)
4 Ron Santo (1964, 1966-1968)
4 Harmon Killebrew (1966-1967, 1969, 1971)
4 Mike Schmidt (1979, 1981-1983)
4 Rickey Henderson (1982-1983, 1989, 1998)
4 Frank Thomas (1991-1992, 1994-1995)

Strikeouts

7 Jimmie Foxx (1929-1931, 1933, 1935-1936, 1941)
6 Vince DiMaggio (1937-1938, 1942-1945)
5 Babe Ruth (1918, 1923-1924, 1927-1928)
5 Hack Wilson (1927-1930, 1932)
5 Mickey Mantle (1952, 1954, 1958-1960)
5 Reggie Jackson (1968-1971, 1982)
4 Pud Galvin (1879-1881, 1883)
4 Tom Brown (1891-1892, 1894-1895)
4 Dolph Camilli (1934-1935, 1939, 1941)
4 Pat Seerey (1944-1946, 1948)
4 Mike Schmidt (1974-1976, 1983)
4 Rob Deer (1987-1988, 1991, 1993)
4 Juan Samuel (1984-1987)
4 Andrés Galarraga (1988-1990, 1995)

Stolen base titles

12 Rickey Henderson (1980-1986, 1988-1991, 1998)
10 Max Carey (1915-1918, 1920, 1922-1925)
9 Luis Aparicio (1956-1964)
8 Lou Brock (1966-1969, 1971-1974)
6 Ty Cobb (1907, 1909, 1911, 1915-1917)
6 George Case (1939-1943, 1946)
6 Bert Campaneris (1965-1968, 1970, 1972)
6 Maury Wills (1960-1965)
6 Vince Coleman (1985-1990)
5 Honus Wagner (1901-1902, 1904, 1907-1908)
5 Kenny Lofton (1992-1996)
4 Billy Hamilton (1890-1891, 1894-1895)
4 Bob Bescher (1909-1912)
4 Eddie Collins (1910, 1919, 1923-1924)
4 George Sisler (1918, 1921-1922, 1927)
4 Kiki Cuyler (1926, 1928-1930)
4 Ben Chapman (1931-1933, 1937)
4 Willie Mays (1956-1959)
4 Tim Raines (1981-1984)
4 Carl Crawford (2003-2004, 2006-2007)

Sacrifice bunts

5 Mule Haas (1930-1934)
4 Otto Knabe (1907-1908, 1910, 1913)
4 Phil Rizzuto (1949-1952)

ERA titles

9 Lefty Grove (1926, 1929-1932, 1935-1936, 1938-1939)
7 Roger Clemens (1986, 1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2005)
5 Christy Mathewson (1905, 1908-1909, 1911, 1913)
5 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1915-1917, 1919-1920)
5 Walter Johnson (1912-1913, 1918-1919, 1924)
5 Sandy Koufax (1962-1966)
5 Pedro Martínez (1997, 1999-2000, 2002-2003)
4 Greg Maddux (1993-1995, 1998)
4 Randy Johnson (1995, 1999, 2001-2002)

Wins titles

8 Warren Spahn (1949-1950, 1953, 1957-1961)
6 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911, 1914-1917, 1920)
6 Walter Johnson (1913-1916, 1918, 1924)
6 Bob Feller (1939-1941, 1946-1947, 1951)
5 Cy Young (1892, 1895, 1901-1903)
5 Joe McGinnity (1899-1900, 1903-1904, 1906)
5 Tom Glavine (1991-1993, 1998, 2000)
4 Christy Mathewson (1905, 1907-1908, 1910)
4 Lefty Grove (1928, 1930-1931, 1933)
4 Hal Newhouser (1944-1946, 1948)
4 Robin Roberts (1952-1955)
4 Steve Carlton (1972, 1977, 1980, 1982)
4 Roger Clemens (1986-1987, 1997-1998)

WHIP

7 Cy Young (1892, 1895, 1899, 1901, 1904-1905, 1907)
6 Walter Johnson (1912-1913, 1915, 1918-1919, 1924)
6 Carl Hubbell (1931-1934, 1936, 1938)
6 Pedro Martínez (1997, 1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2005)
5 Babe Adams (1911, 1914, 1919-1921)
5 Pete Alexander (1915-1916, 1923, 1926-1927)
5 Lefty Grove (1930-1932, 1935-1936)
4 Christy Mathewson (1905, 1908-1910, 1913)
4 Warren Spahn (1947, 1953, 1958, 1961)
4 Sandy Koufax (1962-1965)
4 Don Sutton (1972, 1975, 1980-1981)
4 Greg Maddux (1993-1995, 1998)
4 Johan Santana (2004-2007)

Games pitched

6 Firpo Marberry (1924-1926, 1928-1929, 1932)
6 Joe McGinnity (1901, 1903-1907)
5 Ed Walsh (1907, 1908, 1910-1912)
4 Mike Marshall (1972-1974, 1979)
4 Kent Tekulve (1978-1979, 1982, 1987)
4 Paul Quantrill (2001-2004)

Saves titles

5 Ed Walsh (1907-1908, 1910-1912)
5 Firpo Marberry (1924-1926, 1929, 1932)
5 Dan Quisenberry (1980, 1982-1985)
5 Bruce Sutter (1979-1982, 1984)
4 Kid Nichols (1891, 1895, 1897-1898)
4 Mordecai Brown (1908-1911)
4 Johnny Murphy (1938-1939, 1941-1942)
4 Lee Smith (1983, 1991-1992, 1994)

Innings pitched titles

7 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911-1912, 1914-1917, 1920)
5 Walter Johnson (1910, 1914-1916)
5 Bob Feller (1939-1941, 1946-1947)
5 Robin Roberts (1951-1955)
5 Steve Carlton (1972-1973, 1980, 1982-1983)
5 Greg Maddux (1991-1995)
4 John Clarkson (1885, 1887-1889)
4 Joe McGinnity (1900-1901, 1903-1904)
4 Bob Lemon (1948, 1950, 1952-1953)
4 Warren Spahn (1947, 1949, 1958-1959)
4 Wilbur Wood (1972-1975)
4 Jim Palmer (1970, 1976-1978)
4 Phil Niekro (1974, 1977-1979)

Strikeout titles (pitchers)

12 Walter Johnson (1910, 1912-1919, 1921, 1923-1924)
11 Nolan Ryan (1972-1974, 1976-1979, 1987-1990)
9 Randy Johnson (1992-1995, 1999-2002, 2004)§
7 Dazzy Vance (1922-1928)
7 Lefty Grove (1925-1931)
7 Bob Feller (1938-1941, 1946-1948)
6 Rube Waddell (1902-1907)
6 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1912, 1914-1917, 1920)
5 Amos Rusie (1890-1891, 1893-1895)
5 Christy Mathewson (1903-1905, 1907-1908)
5 Sam McDowell (1965-1966, 1968-1970)
5 Tom Seaver (1970-1971, 1973, 1975-1976)
5 Steve Carlton (1972, 1974, 1980, 1982-1983)
5 Roger Clemens (1988, 1991, 1996-1998)
4 Dizzy Dean (1932-1935)
4 Warren Spahn (1949-1952)
4 Sandy Koufax (1961, 1963, 1965-1966)

§ In 1998, because of a mid-season trade, Randy Johnson led Major League Baseball in strikeouts, but neither the AL nor the NL.

Games started titles

7 Greg Maddux (1990-1993, 2000, 2003, 2005)
6 Robin Roberts (1950-1955)
6 Tom Glavine (1993, 1996, 1999-2002)
5 Bob Feller (1940-1941, 1946-1948)
5 Early Wynn (1943, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1959)
4 Walter Johnson (1910, 1914-1915, 1924)
4 Bobo Newsom (1936-1939)
4 Don Drysdale (1962-1965)
4 Phil Niekro (1977-1980)
4 Tom Browning (1986, 1988-1990)
4 Dave Stewart (1988-1991)
4 Barry Zito (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006)

Complete games

9 Warren Spahn (1949, 1951, 1957-1963)
6 Walter Johnson (1910-1911, 1913-1916)
6 Pete Alexander (1911, 1914-1917, 1920)
5 Bob Lemon (1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956)
5 Robin Roberts (1952-1956)
5 Roy Halladay (2003, 2005, 2007-2009)
4 Burleigh Grimes (1921, 1923-1924, 1928)
4 Wes Ferrell (1931, 1935-1937)
4 Fergie Jenkins (1967, 1970-1971, 1974)
4 Phil Niekro (1974, 1977-1979)
4 Randy Johnson (1994, 1999-2000, 2002)
4 Curt Schilling (1996, 1998, 2000-2001)

Shutouts

7 Cy Young (1892, 1895-1896, 1900-1901, 1903-1904)
7 Walter Johnson (1911, 1913-1915, 1918-1919, 1924)
7 Pete Alexander (1911, 1913, 1915-1917, 1919, 1921)
6 Roger Clemens (1987-1988, 1990-1992, 1997)
5 Greg Maddux (1994-1995, 1998, 2000-2001)
4 Amos Rusie (1891, 1893-1895)
4 Christy Mathewson (1902, 1905, 1907-1908)
4 Dazzy Vance (1922, 1925, 1928, 1930)
4 Bob Feller (1940-1941, 1946-1947)
4 Warren Spahn (1947, 1951, 1959, 1961)
4 Bob Gibson (1962, 1966, 1968, 1971)

Losses

4 Bobo Newsom (1934-1935, 1941, 1945)
4 Pedro Ramos (1958-1961)
4 Phil Niekro (1977-1980)

Wild pitches

6 Nolan Ryan (1972, 1977-1978, 1981, 1986, 1989)
6 Larry Cheney (1912-1914, 1916-1918)
6 Jack Morris (1983-1985, 1987, 1991, 1994)
5 Jimmy Ring (1921-1923, 1925-1926)
4 Will White (1878-1880, 1882)
4 Joe Niekro (1979, 1982-1983, 1985)

Hit batsmen

6 Howard Ehmke (1920-1923, 1925, 1927)
5 Tommy Byrne (1948-1952)
5 Don Drysdale (1958-1961, 1965)
5 Dave Stieb (1981, 1983-1984, 1986, 1989)
4 Roy Parmelee (1933, 1935-1937)
4 Frank Lary (1956-1958)
4 Jim Bunning (1964-1967)

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