Now, introducing the Redleg Nation all-time Major League RBI leader, by letter of the alphabet. Begin your discussion, guessing major league leaders by letter, A-Z. Remember: no X.

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40 Responses

  1. Steve

    Sorry, off topic. Mike Leake pitched two shutout innings today in the Arizona Fall League. He gave up four hits and a walk. Brad Boxberger is now pitching.

    Chris Heisey is playing left field. Hmm.

  2. per14

    Aaron
    Bonds
    Ott
    Mays
    Ruth
    Williams
    Gehrig
    Yaz
    Utley
    Cobb?
    Killebrew
    Quentin

  3. per14

    Doggie Perez?

    Or did Rafa “the pointer” Palmeiro pass him?

  4. per14

    Sheffield
    Frank Robinson
    Nap Lajoie
    Heilmann

    (I’ve been thinking on this list for awhile.)

  5. JasonL

    Foxx
    Zeile (I’m riding him as long as I can)

  6. per14

    I bet it is Zeile. Maybe Heinie Zimmerman.

    I’m changing Heilmann to Hornsby.

    Good call on Double XX

  7. Steve

    Eddie Murray ahead of Willie Mays, surprisingly, but both behind Stan the Man.

    Reggie Jackson, I think.

    Andre Dawson?

    Mike Schmidt?

  8. brublejr

    I’ll go with Frank Robinson but ARod is getting close I think…

  9. per14

    I think S might be Al Simmons, ole bucketfoot. Got to be either him, Sosa, of Sheffield.

    Foxx has to be in front of Finley. Easily.

    Wouldn’t the all-time Ms be a loaded team? McGwire 1B, Mays CF, Musial LF, Morgan 2B. Mantle as a pinch-hitter.

    D might be Delgado. Wasn’t he the all time home run leader? Perhaps DiMaggio but I don’t think he played long enough to accumulate enough RBIs.

  10. brublejr

    Killebrew or Kent?
    Dimaggio beats out Delgado, I think…

  11. brublejr

    or Kaline… I’m not sure about the K but it has to be one of those three…

  12. JasonL

    Ha. I guessed Foxx and then forgot and guessed Finley. Give me the idiot button for the day.

  13. EKyRedsFan

    Hey this is off topic and I know that’s technically against the TOS, but Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo announced he will not be returning with the Rangers next season. I would like to see Brook Jacoby out and Jaramillo in. Just some food for thought. Forgive me for hi-jacking the post.

  14. KY Chip

    brublejr: I’ll go with Frank Robinson but ARod is getting close I think…

    Sadly, that ass-hat Manny Ramirez is closer.

  15. hoosierdad

    How about Dave Winfield for W? Played forever.

  16. hoosierdad

    Could “J” be Chipper Jones? Can’t think of any other “J” with more off-hand.

  17. Steve Price

    sorry to take so long to get with you guys…have had laptop problems (any suggestions?–I’ve received 21 updates from Microsoft in the last two days and now I can’t open Word documents…I can create, but I can’t open them and I can’t close Word…I’ve uninstalled, reinstalled, rebooted, ran Office diagnostics (twice), called HP for help, sent emails to Microsoft…) anyway…let’s update you…you guys had a lot of activity there in a couple of hours…

    the chart below has the leaders mentioned and their RBI totals…I’ll inform of the other names in a separate entry…

    Letters still open: D I N Q U V Y

    A Hank Aaron 2297
    B Barry Bonds 1996
    C Ty Cobb 1937
    D
    E Dwight Evans 1384
    F Jimmie Foxx 1922
    G Lou Gehrig 1995
    H Rogers Hornsby 1584
    I
    J Reggie Jackson 1702
    K Harmon Killebrew 1584
    L Napoleon Lajoie 1599
    M Stan Musial 1951
    N
    O Mel Ott 1860
    P Rafael Palmeiro 1835
    Q
    R Babe Ruth 2217
    S Al Simmons 1827
    T Frank Thomas 1704
    U
    V
    W Ted Williams 1839
    X NO X
    Y
    Z Todd Zeile 1110

  18. Steve Price

    My bad…I missed two that you guys have mentioned:

    Letters still open: D I N Q V

    A Hank Aaron 2297
    B Barry Bonds 1996
    C Ty Cobb 1937
    D
    E Dwight Evans 1384
    F Jimmie Foxx 1922
    G Lou Gehrig 1995
    H Rogers Hornsby 1584
    I
    J Reggie Jackson 1702
    K Harmon Killebrew 1584
    L Napoleon Lajoie 1599
    M Stan Musial 1951
    N
    O Mel Ott 1860
    P Rafael Palmeiro 1835
    Q
    R Babe Ruth 2217
    S Al Simmons 1827
    T Frank Thomas 1704
    U Chase Utley 585
    V
    W Ted Williams 1839
    X NO X
    Y Carl Yastrzemski 1844
    Z Todd Zeile 1110

    Reply

  19. brublejr

    Andre Dawson isn’t the D?

    Raul Ibanez?

    Phil Nevin?

    Chase Utley?

    Greg Vaughn?

  20. Steve Price

    Andre Dawson is the D with 1591!!

    Letters open:

    I N Q V

    Other names mentioned:

    Carlos Quentin is third with 219
    Tony Perez is second with 1652
    Gary Sheffield is second with 1676
    Frank Robinson is second with 1812
    Manny Ramirez is third with 1788
    David Winfield is second with 1833 (6 behind Ted Williams)
    Harry Heilman is second with 1539 (45 behind Rogers Hornsby)
    Heinie Zimmerman is second with 796
    Sammy Sosa is third with 1667
    Eddie Murray is second with 1917
    Willie Mays is third with 1903
    Mike Schmidt is fourth with 1595
    Steve Finley is sixth with 1167
    Alex Rodriguez is fourth with 1706
    Carlos Delgado is third with 1512
    Joe DiMaggio is second with 1537
    Jeff Kent is third with 1518
    Al Kaline is second with 1583
    Rickey Henderson is sixth with 1115
    Ken Griffey, Jr, is second with 1829
    Chipper Jones is second with 1544

    very impressive, Redleg Nation!!

  21. Steve Price

    Raul Ibanez is the I with 887. Chase Utley is the U with 585.

    Others don’t win:

    Phil Nevin is fourth with 743

    Greg Vaughn is fourth with 1072

  22. Steve Price

    Updated chart

    Letters still open: N Q V

    A Hank Aaron 2297
    B Barry Bonds 1996
    C Ty Cobb 1937
    D Andrew Dawson 1591
    E Dwight Evans 1384
    F Jimmie Foxx 1922
    G Lou Gehrig 1995
    H Rogers Hornsby 1584
    I Raul Ibanez 887
    J Reggie Jackson 1702
    K Harmon Killebrew 1584
    L Napoleon Lajoie 1599
    M Stan Musial 1951
    N
    O Mel Ott 1860
    P Rafael Palmeiro 1835
    Q
    R Babe Ruth 2217
    S Al Simmons 1827
    T Frank Thomas 1704
    U Chase Utley 585
    V
    W Ted Williams 1839
    X NO X
    Y Carl Yastrzemski 1844
    Z Todd Zeile 1110

  23. Steve Price

    Graig Nettles is the N with 1314.
    Mickey Vernon is the V with 1311.

    Andy Van Slyke wasn’t in the top four.

    The Q is still open.

  24. Jeff

    Jamie Quirk’s a good guess. But I wonder if Carlos Quentin in his few years in the league has managed to surpass all of Quirk’s years of mediocrity.

  25. per14

    I already guessed Quentin and he’s not the one.

    There was an old pitcher for the 29 A’s named Jack Quinn who pitched for like 30 years. He seriously could have had at least 100 – 150 RBIs. But I’m not going to officially guess him. Surely Quentin had more and if he’s not the right answer…

  26. Steve Price

    The answer is Joe Quinn with 794,

    Jamie Quirk is second with 247.

    Entire chart:

    A Hank Aaron 2297
    B Barry Bonds 1996
    C Ty Cobb 1937
    D Andrew Dawson 1591
    E Dwight Evans 1384
    F Jimmie Foxx 1922
    G Lou Gehrig 1995
    H Rogers Hornsby 1584
    I Raul Ibanez 887
    J Reggie Jackson 1702
    K Harmon Killebrew 1584
    L Napoleon Lajoie 1599
    M Stan Musial 1951
    N Graig Nettles 1334
    O Mel Ott 1860
    P Rafael Palmeiro 1835
    Q Joe Quinn 794
    R Babe Ruth 2217
    S Al Simmons 1827
    T Frank Thomas 1704
    U Chase Utley 585
    V Mickey Vernon 1311
    W Ted Williams 1839
    X NO X
    Y Carl Yastrzemski 1844
    Z Todd Zeile 1110

  27. per14

    Ah! He played two years in the 20th century. I protest. 8)