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Game-winning RBI

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Game-winning RBI

A game-winning RBI is the run batted in (RBI) that is credited to the batter whose plate appearance is responsible for bringing his team ahead for the final time in the game. The statistic was used in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1980–1988.


  • History 1
  • Example 2
  • Records 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Major League Baseball kept record of game-winning RBIs from 1980–1988.[1]


If a batter on the winning team brought his team ahead 3–2 from a 2–2 tie at some point during the game, his team later led 5–2 as a result of other batters, and then the opposing team scored two more runs before the final score was 5–4, the batter on the winning team who batted in the third run would be credited with the game-winning RBI, even though the losing team scored four runs. The debate over whether the RBI should be credited to the batter who drove in the third run or the batter who drove in the fifth run in such situations led to the statistic being abolished.


  • Keith Hernandez had 129 game-winning RBIs while these records were kept, more than any other player.
  • Hernandez also had the most in a single season (24 in 1985). Mike Greenwell had the most in the American League (23 in 1988).
  • Wally Joyner, Jose Canseco, and Mark McGwire each had 14 in their rookie years, the rookie record.
  • Kirk Gibson had the game-winning RBI in five consecutive games in 1986.

See also


  1. ^ "Record Book : Game Winning RBI Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved September 2, 2009. 

External links

  • Unofficial Homepage of the game-winning RBI
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