Putout

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An attempted putout at first base.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by one of the following methods:

  • Tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout)
  • Catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a Force out)
  • Catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play
  • Catching a third strike (a strikeout)
  • Catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout)
  • Being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference

All-time records[edit]

Career records[edit]

  1. Jake Beckley: 23,709
  2. Cap Anson: 21,695
  3. Ed Konetchy: 21,361
  4. Eddie Murray: 21,255
  5. Charlie Grimm: 20,711
  6. Stuffy McInnis: 19,962
  7. Mickey Vernon: 19,808
  8. Jake Daubert: 19,634
  9. Lou Gehrig: 19,510
  10. Joe Kuhel: 19,386

Single season records[edit]

Pitchers[edit]

  1. Dave Foutz: 57 (1886)
  2. Tony Mullane: 54 (1882)
  3. George Bradley: 50 (1876)
  4. Guy Hecker: 50 (1884)
  5. Mike Boddicker: 49 (1984)
  6. Larry Corcoran: 47 (1884)
  7. Al Spalding: 45 (1876)
  8. Ted Breitenstein: 45 (1895)
  9. Jim Devlin: 44 (1876)
  10. Dave Foutz: 44 (1887)
  11. Bill Hutchinson: 44 (1890)

Catchers[edit]

  1. Johnny Edwards: 1,135 (Houston Astros 1969)
  2. Russell Martin: 1,065 (Los Angeles Dodgers 2007)
  3. Mike Piazza: 1,055 (Los Angeles Dodgers 1996)
  4. Dan Wilson: 1,050 (Seattle Mariners 1997)
  5. Mike Piazza: 1,045 (Los Angeles Dodgers 1997)
  6. Michael Barrett: 1,035 (Chicago Cubs 2004)
  7. Jason Kendall: 1,015 (Pittsburgh Pirates 1998)
  8. Paul LoDuca: 1,014 (Los Angeles Dodgers 2003)
  9. Johnny Edwards: 1,008 (Cincinnati Reds 1963)
  10. Jason Kendall: 998 (Pittsburgh Pirates 2004)

First basemen[edit]

  1. Jiggs Donahue: 1,846 (1907)
  2. George Kelly: 1,759 (1920)
  3. Phil Todt: 1,755 (1926)
  4. Wally Pipp: 1,710 (1926)
  5. Jiggs Donahue: 1,697 (1906)
  6. Candy LaChance: 1,691 (1904)
  7. Tom Jones: 1,687 (1907)
  8. Ernie Banks: 1,682 (1965)
  9. Wally Pipp: 1,667 (1922)
  10. Lou Gehrig: 1,662 (1927)

Second basemen[edit]

  1. Bid McPhee: 529 (1886)
  2. Bobby Grich: 484 (1974)
  3. Bucky Harris: 483 (1922)
  4. Nellie Fox: 478 (1956)
  5. Lou Bierbauer: 472 (1889)
  6. Billy Herman: 466 (1933)
  7. Bill Wambsganss: 463 (1924)
  8. Cub Stricker: 461 (1887)
  9. Buddy Myer: 460 (1935)
  10. Bill Sweeney: 459 (1912)

Third basemen[edit]

  1. Denny Lyons: 255 (Philadelphia Athletics, 1887)
  2. Jimmy Williams: 251 (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1899)
  3. Jimmy Collins: 251 (Boston Beaneaters [National League], 1900)
  4. Jimmy Collins: 243 (Boston Beaneaters [National League], 1898)
  5. Willie Kamm: 243 (Chicago White Sox, 1928)
  6. Willie Kamm: 236 (Chicago White Sox, 1927)
  7. Frank Baker: 233 (Philadelphia Athletics, 1913)
  8. Bill Coughlin: 232 (Washington Senators, 1901)
  9. Ernie Courtney: 229 (Philadelphia Phillies, 1905)
  10. Jimmy Austin: 228 (St. Louis Browns, 1911)

Shortstops[edit]

  1. Donie Bush: 425 (Detroit Tigers, 1914)
  2. Hughie Jennings: 425 (Baltimore Orioles [National League], 1895)
  3. Joe Cassidy: 408 (Washington Senators, 1905)
  4. Rabbit Maranville: 407 (Boston Braves, 1914)
  5. Dave Bancroft: 405 (New York Giants, 1922)
  6. Eddie Miller: 405 (Boston Braves, 1940)
  7. Monte Cross: 404 (Philadelphia Phillies, 1898)
  8. Dave Bancroft: 396 (New York Giants, 1921)
  9. Mickey Doolan: 395 (Philadelphia Phillies, 1906)
  10. Buck Weaver: 392 (Chicago White Sox, 1913)

Left fielders[edit]

  1. Joe Vosmik: 432 (Cleveland Indians, 1932)
  2. Rickey Henderson: 407 (Oakland Athletics, 1980)
  3. Elmer Valo: 395 (Philadelphia Athletics, 1949)
  4. Ralph Kiner: 390 (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1947)
  5. Bobby Veach: 384 (Detroit Tigers, 1921)
  6. Ben Oglivie: 384 (Milwaukee Brewers, 1980)
  7. Ralph Kiner: 382 (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1948)

Center fielders[edit]

  1. Taylor Douthit: 547 (1928)
  2. Richie Ashburn: 538 (1951)
  3. Richie Ashburn: 514 (1949)
  4. Chet Lemon: 512 (1977)
  5. Dwayne Murphy: 507 (1980)
  6. Dom DiMaggio: 503 (1948)
  7. Richie Ashburn: 503 (1956)
  8. Richie Ashburn: 502 (1957)
  9. Richie Ashburn: 496 (1953)
  10. Richie Ashburn: 495 (1958)

Right fielders[edit]

  1. Babe Ruth: 392 (1932)
  2. Al Kaline: 387 (1961)
  3. Ichiro Suzuki: 381 (2005)
  4. Ichiro Suzuki: 379 (2004)

See also[edit]