List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a first baseman leaders
In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by 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), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.
First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run for that player's team. A first baseman is the player on the team playing defense who fields the area nearest first base, and is responsible for the majority of plays made at that base.
Jake Beckley is the all-time leader in career putouts as a first baseman with 23,731. Cap Anson (21,699), Ed Konetchy (21,361), Eddie Murray (21,255), and Charlie Grimm (20,711) are the only other players to record 20,000 career putouts.
|Rank||Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player (2019 POs)||Number of recorded putouts during the 2019 Major League Baseball season.|
|PO as 1B||Total career putouts as a first baseman.|
|*||denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame. |
|Bold||denotes active player.[a]|
- Stats updated as of July 19, 2019.
|Rank||Player (2019 POs)||PO as 1B|
|1||Jake Beckley *||23,731|
|2||Cap Anson *||21,699|
|4||Eddie Murray *||21,255|
|9||Lou Gehrig *||19,510|
|15||George Sisler *||18,837|
|18||Jim Bottomley *||18,337|
|25||Roger Connor *||17,612|
|26||Jeff Bagwell *||17,545|
|27||Jimmie Foxx *||17,207|
|28||Willie McCovey *||17,170|
|32||Dan Brouthers *||16,365|
|35||Albert Pujols (357)||15,972|
|Bill Terry *||15,972|
|49||Johnny Mize *||14,850|
|50||Tony Pérez *||14,481|
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.