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Encyclopedia > Run batted in

Run batted in or RBI is a statistic used in baseball and softball to credit a batter when the outcome of their at-bat results in a run being scored except in the case of an error. Common names for the term include "Ribby", "Rib-eye", and "Rib". The first team to track RBIs was the Buffalo Bisons. In baseball, RBI refers to run batted in. ... As with many sports, and perhaps even more so, statistics are very important to baseball. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... The original Buffalo Bisons baseball club played in the National League between 1879 and 1885. ...

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Major League Baseball Rules

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(a) The official scorer shall credit the batter with a run batted in for every run that scores
(1) unaided by an error and as part of a play begun by the batter's safe hit (including the batter's home run), sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly, infield out or fielder's choice, unless Rule 10.04(b) applies;
(2) by reason of the batter becoming a runner with the bases full (because of a base on balls, an award of first base for being touched by a pitched ball or for interference or obstruction); or
(3) when, before two are out, an error is made on a play on which a runner from third base ordinarily would score.
(b) The official scorer shall not credit a run batted in
(1) when the batter grounds into a force double play or a reverse-force double play; or
(2) when a fielder is charged with an error because the fielder muffs a throw at first base that would have completed a force double play.
(c) The official scorer's judgment must determine whether a run batted in shall be credited for a run that scores when a fielder holds the ball or throws to a wrong base. Ordinarily, if the runner keeps going, the official scorer should credit a run batted in; if the runner stops and takes off again when the runner notices the misplay, the official scorer should credit the run as scored on a fielder's choice. Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ...

Criticisms and Controversy

The perceived significance of the RBI is displayed by the fact that it is one of the three categories that compose the triple crown. In addition, Career RBIs are often cited in debates over who should be elected to the Hall of Fame. However, critics, particularly within the field of sabermetrics, argue that RBIs do a better job of measuring the quality of the lineup than it does the player himself since it is the number of men on base that determines the amount of RBIs a player can have. RBIs are contingent on the amount and extent of opportunities given to the player. In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


RBI leaders in Major League Baseball

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Career

Totals are current through games of 9/5/07. Active players in bold.

  1. Hank Aaron - 2,297
  2. Babe Ruth - 2,217
  3. Cap Anson - 2,076
  4. Barry Bonds - 1,996
  5. Lou Gehrig - 1,995
  6. Stan Musial - 1,951
  7. Ty Cobb - 1,937
  8. Jimmie Foxx - 1,922
  9. Eddie Murray - 1,917
  10. Willie Mays - 1,903

See also List of Major League Baseball players with 1,000 RBI. Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... -1... Adrian Constantine Anson (April 17, 1852 – April 14, 1922), known by the nicknames Cap (for Captain) and Pop, was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) He is the son of former Major League All-Star Bobby Bonds, cousin of Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, and the godson of Hall of Famer Willie Mays. ... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player and is regarded by historians and journalists[2][3] as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ...


Season

  1. Hack Wilson (1930) -191
  2. Lou Gehrig (1931) - 184
  3. Hank Greenberg (1937) - 183
  4. Jimmie Foxx (1938) - 175
  5. Lou Gehrig (1927) - 175

// Biography Lewis Robert Hack Wilson (April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1923 to 1934. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Game

12 - Jim Bottomley (September 24, 1924), Mark Whiten (September 7, 1993)
11 - Wilbert Robinson (June 10, 1892), Tony Lazzeri (May 24, 1936), Phil Weintraub (April 30, 1944)
10 - by 12 major league players, most recently Garret Anderson ( August 21, 2007) James Leroy Bottomley (April 23, 1900 - December 11, 1959), nicknamed Sunny Jim, was a left-handed Major League Baseball player. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Anthony Whiten (b. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Anthony Michael Tony Lazzeri (December 6, 1903 — August 6, 1946) was an American Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s, predominantly with the New York Yankees. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Phil Weintraub (Born October 12, 1907 in Chicago, IL, died June 21, 1987 in Palm Springs, CA) was an American baseball player who had, as of July 2006, the second most runs batted in in a single game (11, on April 30, 1944). ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Inning

  1. Fernando Tatis (April 23, 1999) - 8
  2. Ed Cartwright (September 23, 1890) - 7

  Results from FactBites:
 
Run batted in - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batter's plate appearance.
There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if a run is scored on a wild pitch or passed ball or as the result of an error, or if the pitcher balks.
RBIs are sometimes referred to in slang, as ribbies or ribs, by interchanging the B and I, or as steaks (as in 'ribeye steaks').
Run batted in - definition of Run batted in in Encyclopedia (188 words)
There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on the play, if a run is scored on a wild pitch or passed ball, or if the pitcher balks.
He will also receive an RBI if a runner scores from his sacrifice fly.
RBIs are sometimes referred to in slang, as ribbies or ribs, by interchanging the B and I.
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