List of Major League Baseball players with 300 career stolen bases

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Rickey Henderson, all-time leader in stolen bases, slides safely into third base

In baseball, a stolen base is a statistic credited to a baserunner when he successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is throwing the ball to home plate. In Major League Baseball (MLB), 160 players have stolen 300 or more bases throughout their career. Under Rule 7.01 of the Official Rules of Major League Baseball, a runner acquires the right to an unoccupied base when he touches it before he is out.[1] Stolen bases were more common in baseball's dead-ball era, when teams relied more on stolen bases and hit and run plays than on home runs.[2]

Rickey Henderson holds the MLB career stolen base record with 1,406, and is the only player in the league's history with more than 1,000.[3] Second to him is Lou Brock with 938 bases stolen.[3] Billy Hamilton is in third with 937, only one behind Brock.[a] Ty Cobb (892),[b] Tim Raines (808),[3] Vince Coleman (752),[3] Eddie Collins (744),[3] Arlie Latham (739),[c] Max Carey (738),[3] and Honus Wagner (722)[d] are the only other players to have stolen at least 700 bases.[3] Juan Pierre is the current active leader with 614 stolen bases. Pierre is also the only currently active player to have more than 500 stolen bases.[3]

Of the 160 players to have reached this milestone, 46 are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Only 15 of the 37 players to have stolen 500 or more bases are in the Hall of Fame. Raines (808) is the current leader for players who are not members of the Hall of Fame.[3]

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career stolen bases. A blank field indicates a tie between two or more players.
2014 SBs Number of stolen bases accumulated during the 2014 Major League Baseball season (for active players)
SB Total career stolen bases
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

List[edit]

Juan Pierre batting with the White Sox on August 8, 2011
Juan Pierre won multiple stolen base titles and finished his career with 614 stolen bases.
Ty Cobb stealing 3rd base in a game in 1910
Ty Cobb stealing third base during a game on July 23, 1910.
Tim Raines in outfield in 1995 while playing for the White Sox. He currently has the most stolen bases out of any non-Hall of Famer
Tim Raines is the current leader for stolen bases for non-Hall of Famers.

Listed are the Major League Baseball players with at least 300 career stolen bases. Players in bold face are active as of the 2014 Major League Baseball season (including free agents), with the number in parentheses designating the number of stolen bases they have earned during the 2014 season.

Stats are updated through 2014

Rank Player (2015 SBs) SB
1 Henderson, RickeyRickey Henderson 1,406
2 Brock, LouLou Brock 938
3 Hamilton, BillyBilly Hamilton 912[a]
4 Cobb, TyTy Cobb 892[b]
5 Raines, TimTim Raines 808
6 Coleman, VinceVince Coleman 752
7 Collins, EddieEddie Collins 745
8 Latham, ArlieArlie Latham 739[c]
9 Carey, MaxMax Carey 738
10 Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 722[d]
11 Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 689
12 Wilson, WillieWillie Wilson 668
13 Brown, TomTom Brown 657
14 Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 649
15 Lofton, KennyKenny Lofton 622
16 Nixon, OtisOtis Nixon 620
17 Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis 616
18 Pierre, JuanJuan Pierre 614
19 Hoy, DummyDummy Hoy 594
20 Wills, MauryMaury Wills 586
21 Van Haltren, GeorgeGeorge Van Haltren 583
22 Smith, OzzieOzzie Smith 580
23 Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 574
24 McPhee, BidBid McPhee 568
25 Butler, BrettBrett Butler 558
26 Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes 557
27 Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 550
28 Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 547
29 Montgomery Ward, JohnJohn Montgomery Ward 540
30 Long, HermanHerman Long 536
31 Donovan, PatsyPatsy Donovan 518
32 Doyle, JackJack Doyle 516
33 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 514
34 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 509
35 Aparicio, LuisLuis Aparicio 506
Clarke, FredFred Clarke 506
37 Molitor, PaulPaul Molitor 504
38 Keeler, WillieWillie Keeler 495
Milan, ClydeClyde Milan 495
40 Moreno, OmarOmar Moreno 487
Suzuki, IchiroIchiro Suzuki (0) 487
42 Alomar, RobertoRoberto Alomar 474
43 Griffin, MikeMike Griffin 473
44 Crawford, CarlCarl Crawford (0) 470
45 McCarthy, TommyTommy McCarthy 468
46 Sheckard, JimmyJimmy Sheckard 465
Young, EricEric Young 465
48 DeShields, DelinoDelino DeShields 463
49 Bonds, BobbyBobby Bonds 461
50 Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 455
LeFlore, RonRon LeFlore 455
Reyes, JoséJosé Reyes (0) 455
53 Rollins, JimmyJimmy Rollins (0) 453
Welch, CurtCurt Welch 453
55 Sax, SteveSteve Sax 444
56 Kelley, JoeJoe Kelley 443
57 Magee, SherrySherry Magee 441
58 McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 436
59 Speaker, TrisTris Speaker 432
60 Grissom, MarquisMarquis Grissom 429
61 Bescher, BobBob Bescher 428
Tiernan, MikeMike Tiernan 428
63 Comiskey, CharlesCharles Comiskey 419
Frisch, FrankieFrankie Frisch 419
65 Ryan, JimmyJimmy Ryan 418
66 Biggio, CraigCraig Biggio 414
67 Damon, JohnnyJohnny Damon 408
Harper, TommyTommy Harper 408
69 Knoblauch, ChuckChuck Knoblauch 407
70 Bush, DonieDonie Bush 404
Vizquel, OmarOmar Vizquel 404
72 Chance, FrankFrank Chance 401
73 Abreu, BobbyBobby Abreu (0) 400
74 Lange, BillBill Lange 399
75 Davis, WillieWillie Davis 398
76 Mertes, SamSam Mertes 396
Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 396
78 Collins, DaveDave Collins 395
79 North, BillyBilly North 395
80 Burkett, JesseJesse Burkett 389
81 Corcoran, TommyTommy Corcoran 387
82 Daly, TomTom Daly 385
Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 385
84 Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 383
Nicol, HughHugh Nicol 383
86 Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 383
87 Wilmot, WaltWalt Wilmot 381
88 Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 380
89 Larkin, BarryBarry Larkin 379
90 Hooper, HarryHarry Hooper 375
George Sisler 375
92 Jack Glasscock 372
93 Luis Castillo 370
Lonnie Smith 370
95 Tom Goodwin 369
96 King Kelly 368
97 Sam Crawford 366
Tommy Dowd 366
99 Hal Chase 363
Tony Womack 363
101 Tommy Leach 361
102 Fielder Jones 359
103 Derek Jeter 358
104 Buck Ewing 354
Gary Pettis 354
106 Rod Carew 353
107 Willie McGee 352
Tommy Tucker 352
109 Sam Rice 351
110 George Case 349
Eric Davis 349
112 Paul Radford 346
Devon White 346
114 Ryne Sandberg 344
115 Julio Cruz 343
116 Chone Figgins (0) 341
Amos Otis 341
Hughie Jennings 341
119 Willie Mays 338
120 John Anderson 336
Joe Tinker 336
122 Hub Collins 335
123 Kip Selbach 334
124 Elmer Flick 330
125 José Cardenal 329
Ned Hanlon 329
127 Monte Cross 328
Kiki Cuyler 328
Kid Gleason 328
130 Lance Johnson 327
Mookie Wilson 327
131 Jim Fogarty 325
133 Johnny Evers 324
Miller Huggins 324
135 Ed McKean 323
136 Gary Redus 322
Alex Rodriguez (0) 322
138 Dave Concepción 321
Red Murray 321
Luis Polonia 321
141 Steve Finley 320
142 Tony Gwynn 319
143 Larry Bowa 318
Billy Shindle 318
145 José Cruz 317
146 Hans Lobert 316
147 Brady Anderson 315
Jake Beckley 315
149 Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 314
Furcal, RafaelRafael Furcal (0) 314
151 Herzog, BuckBuck Herzog 312
Washington, ClaudellClaudell Washington 312
153 Beltrán, CarlosCarlos Beltrán (0) 311
154 Podsednik, ScottScott Podsednik 309
Bourn, MichaelMichael Bourn (0) 309
156 Pinson, VadaVada Pinson 305
157 Sanders, ReggieReggie Sanders 304
Davis, RajaiRajai Davis (0) 304
159 Lowe, BobbyBobby Lowe 302
160 Cross, LaveLave Cross 301
161 Taveras, FrankFrank Taveras 300


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Note: Billy Hamilton's career steals total differs, based on the source. The Baseball Hall of Fame credits Hamilton with 937 steals,[8] MLB.com credits him with 912 steals[9] and Baseball-Reference.com credits him with 914 steals.[10]
  2. ^ a b MLB.com[4] credits Cobb with 892 career stolen bases; Baseball-Reference.com lists 897 stolen bases for Cobb.[5]
  3. ^ a b MLB.com[6] credits Latham with 739 career stolen bases; Baseball-Reference.com lists 742 stolen bases for Latham.[3]
  4. ^ a b MLB.com[7] credits Wagner with 722 career stolen bases; Baseball-Reference.com lists 723 stolen bases for Wagner.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Rules: 7.00 - The Runner". Major League Baseball. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Okrent, Daniel; Lewine, Harris (2000). The Ultimate Baseball Book, Expanded and Updated. Mariner Books. p. 33. ISBN 0-618-05668-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Career Leaders & Records for Stolen Bases". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ MLB Advanced Media. "Ty Cobb Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Ty Cobb Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ MLB Advanced Media. "Arlie Latham Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  7. ^ MLB Advanced Media. "Honus Wagner Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Billy Hamilton Hall of Fame Plaque". Baseball Hall Of Fame. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Billy Hamilton Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bio". MLB.com, Major League Baseball Official Website. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Billy Hamilton Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 

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