Most reasonably-seasoned baseball fans can recite the career MLB leaders in home runs (Barry Bonds), RBIs (Hank Aaron) and hits (Pete Rose), but far fewer can conjure the reigning runs scored record holder.
RICKEY HENDERSON: THE RUNS KING
On October 4, 2001, Padres outfielder Rickey Henderson passed Ty Cobb, to become the new all-time runs scored leader at 2247. He would finish his career having made a staggering 2295 trips around the bases.
MLB RUNS SCORED LEADERS
Unsurprisingly, the top two run scorers were both tenacious runners on the base path — Henderson also sits atop the career stolen bases leaderboard with 1406. As for challengers to his runs record, the only active player in the all-time top fifty is Albert Pujols, who sits number 25 with 1723 runs at the completion of the 2017 season.