Players with at least 1,000 hits at ballparks

Joey Votto of the Reds, a long-time nemesis of the Cubs, last week made his 1,000th hit at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

According to my study of data at, Votto became the 73rd player in the Modern Era with at least 1,000 hits at a specific park.

GABP became the 30th park at which at least 1 player has made 1,000 hits.



The most hits by any player at a park is 1,822, by Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.

Stan Musial of the Cardinals is the runnerup, with 1,815 at the first Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Those were all the hits that both made at home in their careers. They rank fourth and fifth in total hits at home, behind Pete Rose (2,123), Ty Cobb (2,031) and Tris Speaker (1,828).


Only 5 players besides Yastrzemski and Musial had at least 1,500 hits at a specific park:

1,637: George Brett, Royals, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City

1,558: Robin Yount, Brewers, at County Stadium in Milwaukee

1,544: Tony Gwynn, Padres, at Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego

1,513: Paul Waner, Pirates, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh

1,508: Al Kaline, Tigers, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit


Three more had at least 1,400, completing the top 10:

1,471: Sam Rice, Senators, at Griffith Stadium in Washington

1,417: Charlie Gehringer, Tigers, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit

1,403: Ted Williams, Red Sox, at Fenway Park in Boston



Ernie Banks of the Cubs ranks 14th with 1,372 hits at Wrigley Field.

Banks is 8 hits behind Luke Appling of the White Sox (1,380 at Comiskey Park I) and 9 ahead of Roberto Clemente of the Pirates (1,363 at Forbes Field).

Six more Cubs have made at least 1,000 hits at Wrigley:

1,314: Billy Williams (17th overall)

1,258: Ryne Sandberg (24th)

1,172: Mark Grace (tied for 39th)

1,165: Ron Santo (tied for 41st)

1,123: Stan Hack (tied for 50th)

1,005: Sammy Sosa (71st)

Gabby Hartnett is next on the list, with 952, just 1 more than Phil Cavarretta. Billy Herman had 917.

No one else had more than 852 (Don Kessinger). He and Charlie Grimm (769) make a total of 12 players with at least 750.

Sixteen others exceeded 500, from Bill Jurges (511) to Glenn Beckert (740).



The total of 7 with 1,000 hits ties Wrigley Field for the most such players at any park -- not surprising, given that Wrigley has been the Cubs' home for 107 seasons.

Seven players also have reached 1,000 hits at Fenway Park, home to the Red Sox for 111 years:

1,822: Carl Yastrzemski

1,403: Ted Williams

1,304: Jim Rice

1,210: Dwight Evans

1,173: Wade Boggs

1,135: David Ortiz

1,120: Bobby Doerr


And 7 players made at least 1,000 hits at the original Yankee Stadium between its opening in 1923 and closing in 2008:

1,274: Derek Jeter

1,296: Lou Gehrig

1,211: Mickey Mantle

1,123: Bernie Williams

1,060: Joe DiMaggio

1,053: Don Mattingly

1,042: Yogi Berra

Babe Ruth just missed, making 988 hits at the park.



Total number of 1,000-hit players at other parks:

6 (1 park): Tiger Stadium, Detroit

5 (1): Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

4: (1) Busch Stadium I, St. Louis

3: (4) Comiskey Park I, Chicago; County Stadium, Milwaukee; Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Park, Cincinnati

2: (5) Busch Stadium II, St. Louis; Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; Griffith Stadium, Washington; Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago; Polo Grounds V, New York

1 (15): Angel Stadium, Anaheim; Comerica Park, Detroit; Coors Field, Denver; Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles; Ebbets Field, Brooklyn; Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati; Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego; League Park II, Cleveland; Memorial Stadium, Baltimore; Metrodome, Minneapolis; Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minn; Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, Texas; Safeco Field, Seattle; Turner Field, Atlanta; and Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia


At 2 parks, players for multiple teams reached 1,000 hits.

Musial, Enos Slaughter and Red Schoendienst of the Cardinals did it at Busch Stadium I in St. Louis, as did George Sisler of the Browns.

Richie Ashburn of the Phillies and Al Simmons of the Athletics turned the trick at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.



Here, in alphabetical order, are all parks at which at least 1 player made 1,000 hits, with the number of hits made by each player who did so, then the player with next most hits:

Angel Stadium, Anaheim

1,185: Garrett Anderson

798: Tim Salmon

Busch Stadium I, St. Louis

1,815: Stan Musial, Cardinals

1,229: George Sisler, Browns

1,056: Enos Slaughter, Cardinals

1,033: Red Schoendienst, Cardinals

968: Jim Bottomley, Browns

Busch Stadium II, St. Louis

1,180: Lou Brock

1,025: Ozzie Smith

866: Willie McGee

Comerica Park, Detroit

1,136: Miguel Cabrera

567: Brandon Inge

Comiskey Park I

1,380: Luke Appling

1,190: Nellie Fox

1,025: Eddie Collins

852: Luis Aparicio

Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia

1,120: Richie Ashburn, Phillies

1,000: Al Simmons, Athletics

923: Del Ennis, Phillies

Coors Field, Denver

1,394: Todd Helton

847: Charlie Blackmon

County Stadium, Milwaukee

1,558: Robin Yount

1,155: Paul Molitor

1,140: Hank Aaron

919: Eddie Mathews

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

1,038: Steve Garvey

945: Willie Davis

939: Bill Russell

Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

1,154: Zack Wheat

996: Pee Wee Reese

Fenway Park, Boston

1,822: Carl Yastrzemski

1,403: Ted Williams

1,304: Jim Rice

1,210: Dwight Evans

1,173: Wade Boggs

1,135: David Ortiz

1,120: Bobby Doerr

950: Dustin Pedroia

Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

1,513: Paul Waner

1,363: Roberto Clemente

1,269: Max Carey

1,197: Pie Traynor

1,186: Lloyd Waner

964: Bill Mazeroski

Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati

1,000: Joey Votto

864: Brandon Phillips

Griffith Stadium, Washington

1,471: Sam Rice

1,203: Joe Judge

996: Mickey Vernon

Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago

1,165: Paul Konerko

1,062: Frank Thomas

646: Jose Abreu

Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego

1,544: Tony Gwynn

569: Garry Templeton

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City

1,637: George Brett

1,106: Willie Wilson

1,008: Frank White

982: Hal McRae

League Park II, Cleveland

1,146: Tris Speaker

970: Joe Sewell

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

1,397: Brooks Robinson

995: Eddie Murray

Metrodome, Minneapolis

1,269: Kirby Puckett

930: Kent Hrbek

Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minn.

1,063: Rod Carew

935: Tony Oliva

Polo Grounds V, New York

1,360: Mel Ott

1,044: Bill Terry

842: Travis Jackson

Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, Texas

1,164: Michael Young

866: Elvis Andrus

Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

1,123: Dave Concepcion

1,095: Barry Larkin

1,019: Pete Rose

808: Johnny Bench

Safeco Field, Seattle

1,244: Ichiro Suzuki

630: Kyle Seager

Tiger Stadium, Detroit:

1,508: Al Kaline

1,417: Charlie Gehringer

1,283: Ty Cobb

1,234: Harry Heilmann

1,198: Alan Trammel

1,172: Lou Whitaker

965: Bobby Veach

Turner Field, Atlanta

1,233: Chipper Jones

796: Andruw Jones

Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia

1,094: Mike Schmidt

879: Larry Bowa

Wrigley Field, Chicago

1,372: Ernie Banks

1,314: Billy Williams

1,258: Ryne Sandberg

1,172: Mark Grace

1,165: Ron Santo

1,123: Stan Hack

1,005: Sammy Sosa

Yankee Stadium I, New York

1,274: Derek Jeter

1,296: Lou Gehrig

1,211: Mickey Mantle

1,123: Bernie Williams

1,060: Joe DiMaggio

1,053: Don Mattingly

1,042: Yogi Berra

988: Babe Ruth


Note that Pee Wee Reese and Mickey Vernon both finished just 4 hits short of 1,000. Eddie Murray fell short by 5.

Yadier Molina, currently on the Injured List, has made 997 hits at Busch Stadium III.


900 BUT NOT 1,000

Busch III is among 9 parks at which no player has made 1,000 hits but at least 1 made 900.

Here are those parks, in alphabetical order, with the number of hits made by each player who had at least 900:

American Family Field, Milwaukee -- 964: Ryan Braun

Astrodome, Houston -- 949: Jose Cruz, 913: Craig Biggio

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium -- 991: Dale Murphy

Baker Bowl, Philadelphia -- 934: Sherry Magee, 931: Chuck Klein

Ballpark at Camden Yards, Baltimore -- 916: Adam Jones

Busch Stadium III, St. Louis -- 997: Yadier Molina

Candlestick Park, San Francisco -- 924: Willie McCovey, 907: Willie Mays

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia -- 907: Jimmy Rollins

Crosley Field, Cincinnati -- 950: Vada Pinson, 903: Edd Roush

Minute Maid Park, Houston, should join the list soon. Through Thursday, Jose Altuve had made 891 hits there.

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