A batting statistic in baseball credited to the batter each time the batter safely reaches base by putting the ball in the field of play without a fielder's choice or error. Included in the Hit (H) statistic are any singles, doubles, triple, and home runs.
Hits score runs, and consequently, they are one of the most important stats in baseball. Even with excellent pitching you can still lose if you don't outscore your opponent. The all-time H leader is famously not in the Hall of Fame. Pete Rose, who posted 4,256 hits surpassing Ty Cobb's 4,189. These are massive numbers considering 3000 is often thought of as a first vote Hall of Fame admittance number as only 28 players have reached this achievement.