Hack Wilson's Major League record was adjusted plus one (+1) by the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on June 23, 1999, due to ongoing research by baseball historians.
Manny Ramirez was the closest active (played in at least one major league game during the most recently completed season) player to threaten Hack Wilson's record setting mark with one-hundred sixty-five (165) runs batted in during 1999, good for thirteenth overall. Can the Major League record ever be matched? Can it be beaten? Share your thoughts on our baseball message board today.
Did you know that runs batted in statistics have been kept accurately by Major League Baseball since the 1888 season? Too easy? Did you know that prior to Hack Wilson the single season RBI record was held by Lou Gehrig from 1927 through 1929, Babe Ruth from 1921 through 1926 and Sam Thompson from 1888 through 1920?