Major League Record Book: Career Runs

Well, folks, we’ve finished the league record book and the minor league record book, but we still have one series to go- the major league record book.

Again, I have to say that it is very possible that players have been missed; I’ve compiled my lists from the best information I could find, but I’m sure there are more. So, with that caveat, we’ll list the top career totals of runs for the time period of 2006-2017 (players drafted in that time span, I should say), and then the “all-time” list. (Some players will appear on both lists, of course, like Daniel Murphy.)

2006-2017
1 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 604
2 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 477
3 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 439
4 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 293
5 Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 108
6 Collin Cowgill Covington ’05 83
7 Ryan Schimpf Luray ’08 72
8 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-6 63
9 Tommy La Stella Haymarket ’09 61
10 Eric Campbell Luray ’06 53
11 Joey Butler New Market ’06 33

And it begins- Daniel Murphy will lead most of the categories from the 2006-2017 time span.

Active: Murphy, Jason Kipnis, Jon Jay (free agent), Yonder Alonso (just signed with Cleveland), Cory Spangenberg, Ryan Schimpf, Tommy La Stella, and Joey Butler (free agent) (Eric Campbell played in Japan in 2017)

All-Time
1 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1443
2 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’97 1075
3 Reggie Sanders Winchester ’87 1037
4 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 861
5 Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 806
6 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 771
7 David Eckstein Harrisonburg ’95-6 701
8 Brett Gardner New Market ’03-04 695
9 Darren Lewis Harrisonburg 607
10 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 604
11 John Kruk New Market ’81 582
12 Brandon Inge Waynesboro ’96 563
13 Johnny Grubb Charlottesville 553
14 Gene Richards Harrisonburg 502
15 Tom Brookens Waynesboro 477
Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 477
17 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 439
18 Chris Hoiles Harrisonburg 415
19 Denny Walling Waynesboro ’75 372
20 Billy Sample Harrisonburg ’74-6 371

The top three from the top list are also on the bottom list.

Eight of the 20 are from Harrisonburg, 4 from Waynesboro, 2 each from New Market and Staunton… 1 each from Winchester, Luray, Charlottesville, and Covington.

Next up is career hits!

Daniel Murphy plyoff home run

Steve Finley Arizona

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