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A-Rod and the all-time MLB leaders in RBI

11) WILLIE MAYS, 3,283 career hits 22 seasons,

11) WILLIE MAYS, 3,283 career hits
22 seasons, 1951-73
Considered by many to be the greatest player of all-time, Mays was the original five-tool player. He stole as many as 40 bases in a season, smacked a career-high of 52 home runs, had a career .302 average, and won 11 Gold Gloves awards as the centerfielder for the New York and San Francisco Giants. He retired in 1973 after helping the Mets reach the World Series and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979. | (Credit: AP, 1955)

Alex Rodriguez's two RBIs on Sunday moved him into 10th place ahead of Willie Mays (pictured above) on Major League Baseball's list of the all-time leaders in runs batted in. Here's a look at the top 20 players on that list. Some impressive company.

1. Hank Aaron -- 2,297

2. Babe Ruth -- 2,213

3. Cap Anson -- 2,075

4. Barry Bonds -- 1,996

5. Lou Gehrig -- 1,995

6. Stan Musial -- 1,951

7. Ty Cobb -- 1,938

8. Jimmie Foxx -- 1,922

9. Eddie Murray -- 1,917

10. Alex Rodriguez -- 1,904

11. Willie Mays -- 1,903

12. Mel Ott -- 1,860

13. Carl Yastrzemski -- 1,844

14. Ted Williams -- 1,839

15. Ken Griffey Jr. -- 1,836

16. Rafael Palmeiro -- 1,835

17. Dave Winfield -- 1,833

18. Manny Ramirez -- 1,831

19. Al Simmons -- 1,827

20. Frank Robinson -- 1,812

Note: Everyone on this is in baseball's Hall of Fame with the exceptions of Rodriguez, Griffey, Palmeiro and Ramirez. Rodriguez and Ramirez are still active. Palmeiro will be on the ballot this year for this Class of 2013 induction, and Griffey won't be eligible for the hall until 2016.

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