After 17 Major League seasons, recently retired Los Angeles Dodger Jeff Kent is the all-time leader among Major League second basemen, with 351 home runs. Jeff Kent also leads all second basemen with 1,389 RBI. Jeff Kent’s 508 doubles as a second baseman rank first, and his 2,215 hits rank fifth. Jeff Kent played 2,034 games at second base, the fifth-highest total in Major League history. During his four seasons with the Dodgers, from 2005-08, Jeff Kent led the club with 551 hits, 122 doubles, 75 homers, 311 RBI, 281 runs scored and 521 games played.
Jeff Kent was the National League’s starting second baseman in the 2005 All-Star Game at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Jeff Kent ranks eighth in club history in batting average (minimum 1,800 AB), while also placing among franchise leaders with 73 home runs as a second baseman (third) and 497 games played at second base (fifth). Jeff Kent was the National League Most Valuable Player in 2000, when he hit .334 with 33 homers and 125 RBI with the Giants. Jeff Kent is a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner for NL second basemen, and is a five-time All-Star (1999-01, 2004-05), including four starts in the Mid-Summer Classic. Jeff Kent played in the postseason seven times, including one World Series with the Giants in 2002.
Jeff Kent’s career stats include batting .290 with 560 doubles, 377 home runs and 1,518 RBI in 2,298 games with Toronto (1992), the New York Mets (1992-96), Cleveland (1996), San Francisco (1997-2002), Houston (2003-04) and the Dodgers (2005-08). Jeff Kent ranks 47th on baseball’s all-time RBI list, just ahead of Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle, who had 1,509. Jeff Kent also ranks 62nd in career home runs, and is tied for 20th on baseball’s all-time doubles list. Jeff Kent is 95th on baseball’s all-time hits list with 2,461.