Single (baseball)

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A single is when the batter safely reaches first base by hitting a fair ball and getting to first base before a fielder puts him out. As an exception, a batter-runner reaching first base safely is not credited with a single when an infielder attempts to put out another runner on the first play; this is one type of a fielder's choice. Also, a batter-runner reaching first base on a play due to a fielder's error trying to put him out at first base or another runner out (as a fielder's choice) is not credited with a single.

Singles leaders, Major League Baseball[change | edit source]

Career[change | edit source]

  1. Pete Rose - 3215
  2. Ty Cobb - 3053
  3. Eddie Collins - 2643
  4. Cap Anson - 2598
  5. Willie Keeler - 2513
  6. Honus Wagner - 2422
  7. Rod Carew - 2404
  8. Tris Speaker - 2383
  9. Tony Gwynn - 2378
  10. Paul Molitor - 2366[1]

Season[change | edit source]

  1. Ichiro Suzuki (2004) - 225
  2. Willie Keeler (1898) - 206
  3. Ichiro Suzuki (2007) - 203
  4. Lloyd Waner (1927) - 198
  5. Willie Keeler (1897) - 193[2]

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