We are now ready to start our last series of record books in the offseason- a look at the major leagues. Besides the fact that this could be called the “Daniel Murphy leads all the categories but look at how Jason Kipnis is catching up” record book, another detail to remember is that it starts with the 2006 major league draft. Therefore, Brett Gardner is not included (he was drafted in 2005). I know, it’s not fair, but it’s what I’ve chosen to do. (Haven’t your parents ever told you that life isn’t fair?) (Seriously, the reason is that I can’t verify everyone who played in the league at that point.)
However, I plan to add a special Gardner section this year to show where he would fit in the overall scheme of things.
So let’s get start with career runs scored!
|1||Dan Murphy||Luray ’05||510|
|2||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||434|
|3||Jon Jay||Staunton ’04||374|
|4||Yonder Alonso||Luray ’06||221|
|5||Collin Cowgill||Covington ’05||83|
|6||Clint Robinson||Harrisonburg ’05-6||63|
|7||Eric Campbell||Luray ’06||53|
|8||Cory Spangenberg||Winchester ’10||51|
|9||Tommy La Stella||Haymarket ’09||43|
|10||Joey Butler||New Market ’06||33|
A Look at Brett Gardner: 599 runs. He would be first!
Most of our hitting categories will have Murphy, Kipnis, Jay, and Alonso at the top in some order.
Next up: career hits!