Does the All-Time Sacrifice Fly hitter in Major League history appear on this single season leaders for sacrifice flies? How about the American League leader? National League? Click and find out today.
The American League single season record for sacrifice flies was set in 1971 by Roy White of the New York Yankees then tied in 1996 by Bobby Bonilla of the Baltimore Orioles. The National League single season record for sacrifice flies was set in 1954 by Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
A batted ball is considered a Sacrifice Fly if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs. The ball is hit to the outfield (a fly ball). The batter is out because an outfielder or an infielder running in the outfield catches the fly ball (or would have been out if not for an error). A runner who is already on base scores on the play.