Major League Record Book: RBIs in a Season

Most RBIs in a major league season? Let’s take a look:

2006-2018
1 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2016 104
2 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2017 93
3 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2013 84
4 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 2018 83
5 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2016 82
6 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2013 78
7 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2012 76
8 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2018 75
9 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2015 73
10 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 2013 67
Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 2017 67
12 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2012 65
13 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2009 63
14 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 2012 62

As usual, Dan Murphy crushes the list. In 2016, just after signing a 3-year free agent contract with Washington, he hit 347/390/595 in 142 games and 531 at-bats, with 88 runs, 104 RBIs, 47 doubles, 5 triples, 25 home runs, and a 35/57 BB/K ratio. He finished with a 155 OPS+ and 4.5 WAR. He was an All-Star, Silver Slugger, and finished second in the MVP voting (Kris Bryant won).

All-Time
1 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1996 143
2 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1995 126
3 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2007 120
4 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 2000 117
5 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1998 115
6 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1999 108
Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 2008 108
8 Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 2003 107
9 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2003 105
10 Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 2004 104
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2016 104
12 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1999 103
13 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1993 101
14 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2001 100
15 Reggie Sanders Winchester ’87 1995 99
16 Mo Vaughn Harrisonburg ’87 1997 96
Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 2000 96
18 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1996 95
19 Larry Sheets Staunton 1987 94
Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 2004 94

Since we’ve already covered Mo Vaughn’s ridiculous 1996 season, we’ll look at Mike Lowell‘s 2007. In 154 games and 589 at-bats, Mike hit 324/378/501, with 79 runs, 120 RBIs, 37 doubles, 21 home runs, and a 53/71 BB/K ratio. He finished with a 124 OPS+ and 5.0 WAR. He was an All-Star, and finished 5th in the MVP vote (Alex Rodriguez won). By WAR, it was Mike’s best season in the majors.

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