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At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. Leading the league in a particular category is referred to as winning the title in that category.

The following lists describe which players hold the most titles in a career for a particular category. Listed are players with four or more titles in a category. Active players are highlighted.

Batting titles

11 Ty Cobb (1907–1909, 1911–1915, 1917–1919)
8 Tony Gwynn (1984, 1987–1989, 1994–1997)
7 Honus Wagner (1900, 1903–1904, 1906–1909, 1911)
7 Rogers Hornsby (1920–1925, 1927–1928, 1931)
7 Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948, 1950–1952, 1957)
7 Rod Carew (1969, 1972–1975, 1977–1978)
6 Ted Williams (1941–1942, 1947–1948, 1957–1958)
5 Dan Brouthers (1882–1883, 1889, 1891–1892)
5 Wade Boggs (1983, 1985–1988)
4 Nap Lajoie (1901–1904)
4 Harry Heilmann (1921, 1923, 1925, 1927)
4 Roberto Clemente (1961, 1964, 1965, 1967)
4 Bill Madlock (1975, 1976, 1981, 1983)

Home run titles

12 Babe Ruth (1918–1921, 1923–1924, 1926–1931)
8 Mike Schmidt (1974–1976, 1980–1981, 1983–1984, 1986)
7 Ralph Kiner (1946–1952)
6 Gavvy Cravath (1913–1915, 1917–1919)
6 Mel Ott (1932, 1934, 1936–1938, 1942)
6 Harmon Killebrew (1959, 1962–1964, 1967, 1969)
4 Lip Pike (1871–1873, 1877)
4 Harry Davis (1904–1908)
4 Frank Baker (1911–1914)
4 Cy Williams (1916, 1920, 1923, 1927)
4 Hack Wilson (1926–1928, 1930)
4 Chuck Klein (1929, 1931–1934)
4 Jimmie Foxx (1932, 1933, 1935, 1939)
4 Hank Greenberg (1935, 1938, 1940, 1946)
4 Johnny Mize (1939–1940, 1947–1948)
4 Ted Williams (1941–1942, 1947, 1949)
4 Mickey Mantle (1955–1956, 1958, 1960)
4 Willie Mays (1955, 1962, 1964–1965)
4 Hank Aaron (1957, 1963, 1966–1967)
4 Reggie Jackson (1973, 1975, 1980, 1982)
4 Mark McGwire (1987, 1996, 1998–1999)§ 
4 Ken Griffey, Jr. (1994, 1997–1999)
4 Alex Rodriguez (2001–2003, 2005)

§ In 1997, because of a mid-season trade, McGwire led the Major Leagues in home runs, but neither the AL or the NL.

Hits titles

8 Ty Cobb (1907–1909, 1911–1912, 1915, 1917, 1919)
7 Pete Rose (1965, 1968, 1970, 1972–1973, 1976, 1981)
7 Tony Gwynn (1984, 1986–1987, 1989, 1994–1997)
6 Stan Musial (1943–1944, 1946, 1948–1949, 1952)
5 Tony Oliva (1964–1966, 1969–1970)
4 Ross Barnes (1872–1873, 1875–1876)
4 Ginger Beaumont (1902–1904, 1906)
4 Nap Lajoie (1901, 1904, 1906, 1910)
4 Rogers Hornsby (1920–1922, 1924)
4 Nellie Fox (1952, 1954, 1957–1958)
4 Harvey Kuenn (1953–1954, 1956, 1959)
4 Kirby Puckett (1987–1989, 1992)

RBI titles

8 Cap Anson (1880–1882, 1884–1886, 1888, 1891)
6 Babe Ruth (1919–1921, 1923, 1926, 1928)
5 Honus Wagner (1901–1902, 1908–1909, 1912)
5 Lou Gehrig (1927–1928, 1930–1931, 1934)
4 Ty Cobb (1907–1909, 1911)
4 Rogers Hornsby (1920–1922, 1925)
4 Hank Greenberg (1935, 1937, 1940, 1946)
4 Ted Williams (1939, 1942, 1947, 1949)
4 Hank Aaron (1957, 1960, 1963, 1966)
4 Mike Schmidt (1980–1981, 1984, 1986)

Runs titles

8 Babe Ruth (1919–1921, 1923–1924, 1926–1928)
6 Ted Williams (1940–1942, 1946–1947, 1949)
6 Mickey Mantle (1954, 1956–1958, 1960–1961)
5 Ty Cobb (1909–1911, 1915–1916)
5 George Burns (1914, 1916–1917, 1919–1920)
5 Rogers Hornsby (1921–1922, 1924, 1927, 1929)
5 Stan Musial (1946, 1948, 1951–1952)
5 Rickey Henderson (1981, 1985–1986, 1989–1990)
4 Ross Barnes (1871, 1873, 1875–1876)
4 Billy Hamilton (1891, 1894–1895, 1897)
4 Lou Gehrig (1931, 1933, 1935–1936)
4 Pete Rose (1969, 1974–1976)
4 Alex Rodriguez (1996, 2001, 2003, 2005)

Total bases titles

8 Hank Aaron (1956–1957, 1959–1961, 1963, 1967, 1969)
7 Rogers Hornsby (1917, 1920–1922, 1924–1925, 1929)
6 Honus Wagner (1900, 1904, 1906–1909)
6 Ty Cobb (1907–1909, 1911, 1915, 1917)
6 Babe Ruth (1919, 1921, 1923–1924, 1926, 1928)
6 Ted Williams (1939, 1942, 1946–1947, 1949, 1951)
6 Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948–1949, 1951–1952)
4 Ross Barnes (1871–1873, 1876)
4 Dan Brouthers (1882–1883, 1886, 1892)
4 Chuck Klein (1930–1933)
4 Lou Gehrig (1927, 1930–1931, 1934)
4 Jim Rice (1977–1979, 1983)

Stolen base titles

12 Rickey Henderson (1980–1986, 1988–1991, 1998)
10 Max Carey (1915–1918, 1920, 1922–1925)
9 Luis Aparicio (1956–1964)
8 Lou Brock (1966–1969, 1971–1974)
6 Ty Cobb (1907, 1909, 1911, 1915–1917) 
6 Bert Campaneris (1965–1968, 1970, 1972)
6 Maury Wills (1960–1965)
6 Vince Coleman (1985–1990)
5 Honus Wagner (1901–1902, 1904, 1907–1908)
5 George Case (1940–1943)
5 Kenny Lofton (1992–1996)
4 Billy Hamilton (1890–1891, 1894–1895)
4 Bob Bescher (1909–1912)
4 Eddie Collins (1910, 1919, 1923–1924)
4 George Sisler (1918, 1921–1922, 1927)
4 Kiki Cuyler (1926, 1928–1930)
4 Ben Chapman (1931–1933, 1937)
4 Willie Mays (1956–1959)
4 Tim Raines (1981–1984)

ERA titles

9 Lefty Grove (1926, 1929–1932, 1935–1936, 1938–1939)
7 Roger Clemens (1986, 1990–1992, 1997–1998, 2005)
6 Christy Mathewson (1905, 1908–1909, 1911, 1913)
5 Walter Johnson (1912–1913, 1918–1919, 1924)
5 Sandy Koufax (1962–1966)
5 Pedro Martinez (1997, 1999–2000, 2002–2003)
4 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1915–1916, 1919–1920)
4 Greg Maddux (1993–1995, 1998)
4 Randy Johnson (1995, 1999, 2001–2002)

Wins titles

8 Warren Spahn (1949–1950, 1953, 1957–1961)
6 Al Spalding (1871–1876)
6 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911, 1914–1917, 1920)
6 Walter Johnson (1913–1916, 1918, 1924)
6 Bob Feller (1939–1941, 1946–1947, 1951)
5 Cy Young (1892, 1895, 1901–1903)
5 Joe McGinnity (1899–1900, 1903–1904, 1906)
5 Tom Glavine (1991–1993, 1998, 2000)
4 Christy Mathewson (1905, 1907–1908, 1910)
4 Lefty Grove (1928, 1930–1931, 1933)
4 Hal Newhouser (1944–1946, 1948)
4 Robin Roberts (1952–1955)
4 Jim Palmer (1970, 1975–1977)
4 Steve Carlton (1972, 1977, 1980, 1982)
4 Roger Clemens (1986–1987, 1997–1998)

Strikeout titles (pitchers)

12 Walter Johnson (1910, 1912–1919, 1921, 1923–1924)
11 Nolan Ryan (1972–1974, 1976–1979, 1987–1990)
9 Randy Johnson (1992–1995, 1999–2002, 2004)§ 
7 Dazzy Vance (1922–1928)
7 Lefty Gomez (1925–1931)
7 Bob Feller (1938–1941, 1946–1948)
6 Rube Waddell (1902–1907)
6 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1912, 1914–1917, 1920)
5 Amos Rusie (1890–1891, 1893–1895)
5 Christy Mathewson (1903–1905, 1907–1908)
5 Sam McDowell (1965–1966, 1968–1970)
5 Tom Seaver (1970–1971, 1973, 1975–1976)
5 Steve Carlton (1972, 1974, 1980, 1982–1983)
5 Roger Clemens (1988, 1991, 1996–1998)
4 Dizzy Dean (1932–1935)
4 Warren Spahn (1949–1952)
4 Sandy Koufax (1961, 1963, 1965–1966)

§ In 1998, because of a mid-season trade, Johnson led the Major Leagues in strikeouts, but neither the AL or the NL.

Innings pitched titles

7 Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911–1912, 1914–1917, 1920)
5 Walter Johnson (1910, 1914–1916)
5 Bob Feller (1939–1941, 1946–1947)
5 Robin Roberts (1951–1955)
5 Steve Carlton (1972–1973, 1980, 1982–1983)
5 Greg Maddux (1991–1995)
4 John Clarkson (1885, 1887–1889)
4 Joe McGinnity (1900–1901, 1903–1904)
4 Bob Lemon (1948, 1950, 1952–1953)
4 Warren Spahn (1947, 1949, 1958–1959)
4 Wilbur Wood (1972–1975)
4 Jim Palmer (1970, 1976–1978)
4 Phil Niekro (1974, 1977–1979)

Games started titles

7 Greg Maddux (1990–1993, 2000, 2003, 2005)
6 Robin Roberts (1950–1955)
6 Tom Glavine (1993, 1996, 1999–2002)
5 Bob Feller (1940–1941, 1946–1948)
4 Walter Johnson (1910, 1914–1915, 1924)
4 Bobo Newsom (1936–1939)
4 Don Drysdale (1962–1965)
4 Phil Niekro (1977–1980)
4 Tom Browning (1986, 1988–1990)
4 Dave Stewart (1988–1991)

Saves titles

5 Ed Walsh (1907–1908, 1910–1912)
5 Firpo Marberry (1924–1926, 1929, 1932)
5 Dan Quisenberry (1980, 1982–1985)
5 Bruce Sutter (1979–1982, 1984)
4 Kid Nichols (1891, 1895, 1897–1898)
4 Mordecai Brown (1908–1911)
4 Johnny Murphy (1938–1939, 1941–1942)
4 Lee Smith (1983, 1991–1992, 1994)
4 Roberto Hernandez (1994–1996, 1999)


Most Times in an All-Star Game

21 Hank Aaron (1955–1975)
20 Willie Mays (1954–1973)
20 Stan Musial (1943–1944, 1946–1963)
19 Cal Ripken Jr. (1983–2001)
18 Rod Carew (1967–1984)
18 Carl Yastrzemski (1963, 1965–1979, 1982–1983)
17 Pete Rose (1965, 1967–1982, 1985)
17 Ted Williams (1940–1942, 1946–1951, 1953–1960)

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