Minor League Record Book: Runs in a Season

Now that we’ve finished the record book for career hitting stats, we’ll turn our attention to seasonal hitting records. As you might imagine, the “all-time” list is pretty overwhelming to look at…. Gene Richards? Billy Sample? Gary Jones? Wow.

Anyway, we’ll start with the 2006-2017 list, and then look at the bigger, all-time list.

2006-2017
1 John Raynor New Market ’04 2007 110
2 Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2014 107
3 John Raynor New Market ’04 2008 104
4 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-07 2010 96
Tyler Bortnick Front Royal ’06 2011 96
6 Tyson Auer Luray ’05-06 2010 95
Collin Cowgill Covington ’05 2011 95
8 Mac Williamson Harrisonburg ’11 2013 94
9 Mike Mitchell Staunton ’06 2008 93
Joey Butler New Market ’06 2012 93

Active players are Sherman Johnson, Jason Kipnis, Mac Williamson, and Joey Butler. It’s been three seasons since a player broke onto the list.

It’s also easy to forget how awesome John Raynor really was in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, in the South Atlantic League playing for Greensboro (Miami’s organization), John hit 333/429/519 in 116 games and 445 at-bats. The next year, up a level in Double-A, he hit 312/402/489. He got 10 at-bats in the majors after being a Rule V draft pick of the Pirates in 2010, but was returned to the Marlins. The Marlins released him in March of 2011 after he failed to make the major league roster. And then he retired at 27.

All-Time
1 Gene Richards 1975 148
2 Billy Sample Harrisonburg ’75 1978 141
3 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1986 116
4 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1984 111
5 John Raynor New Market ’04 2007 110
6 David Eckstein Harrisonburg 1999 109
7 Doug Dascenzo Front Royal 1986 107
Pat Watkins Staunton 1994 107
Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 2014 107
10 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1983 105
11 Allen Battle Front Royal 1994 104
John Raynor New Market ’04 2008 104
13 Frank Menechino Harrisonburg ’92 1999 103
14 Gene Richards 1976 102
Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 1987 102
16 Sam Perlozzo New Market ’72 1975 99
David Eckstein Harrisonburg 1998 99
18 Frank Menechino Harrisonburg ’92 1997 98
Kevin Reese Winchester ’98 2004 98
20 Scott Jordan Winchester ’82 1987 97
Emil Brown Waynesboro ’94 1999 97
Joe Koshansky Staunton ’02-03 2005 97

Sam Perlozzo was just inducted into the VBL Hall of Fame in 2017! If anyone can help me fill in the gaps, drop me a line….

John Raynor Miami
John Raynor

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