Discrepancy in an All-Time MLB Record: Billy Hamilton’s 1894 Runs Scored

By Herm Krabbenhoft, Keith Carlson, David Newman, Richard “Dixie” Tourangeau

This article was published in the Fall 2016 Baseball Research Journal.

While baseball historians agree that Billy Hamilton of the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies holds the all-time MLB record for most runs scored by an individual player during a single season, different sources provide different totals. This article attempts to determine once and for all what the accurate number is. QUESTION: Who holds the all-time MLB record for most runs scored by an individual player during a single season? ANSWER: Billy Hamilton of the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies. There is no disagreement on . . .

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