Major League Record Book: Career Hits

We’ll continue on the “Daniel Murphy and Steve Finley Domination Tour” with career major league hits. The Valley League has not produced a hitter with 3,000 hits, but has 16 dudes with 1,000, so…..

2006-2018
1 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 1421
2 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 1030
3 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 1008
4 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 814
5 Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 298
6 Tommy La Stella Haymarket ’09 219
7 Collin Cowgill Covington ’05 161
8 Clint Robinson Harrisonburg ’05-6 133
9 Tyler White Haymarket ’10 129
10 Eric Campbell Luray ’06 97
11 Ryan Schimpf Luray ’08 87
12 Joey Butler New Market ’06 75

Addition: Tyler White hopped on the list.

Changes: Besides White, none; the top 6 stayed exactly the same, even with all of them still active. Jay and Kipnis each topped 1,000 hits in 2018.

All-Time
1 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 2548
2 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’97 2217
3 Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 1699
4 Reggie Sanders Winchester ’87 1666
5 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1620
6 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 1619
7 Dan Murphy Luray ’05 1421
8 David Eckstein Harrisonburg ’95-6 1414
9 Brett Gardner New Market ’03-04 1232
10 John Kruk New Market ’81 1170
11 Brandon Inge Waynesboro ’96 1166
12 Johnny Grubb Charlottesville 1153
13 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 1030
14 Gene Richards Harrisonburg 1028
15 Darren Lewis Harrisonburg 1021
16 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 1008
17 Tom Brookens Waynesboro 950
18 John Flaherty Front Royal 849
19 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 814
20 Denny Walling Waynesboro ’75 799

Addition: Yonder Alonso joined the all-time list! (He knocked Chad Tracy out.)

Changes:

  • Murphy passed David Eckstein
  • Gardner passed Johnny Grubb, Brandon Inge, and John Kruk
  • Jay passed Tom Brookens, Darren Lewis, and Gene Richards
  • Kipnis passed Brookens

 

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