List of Major League Baseball career wild pitches leaders
In baseball, a wild pitch (abbreviated WP) is charged against a pitcher when his pitch is too high, too short, or too wide of home plate for the catcher to control with ordinary effort, thereby allowing a baserunner, perhaps even the batter-runner on an uncaught third strike, to advance. A wild pitch usually passes the catcher behind home plate, often allowing runners on base an easy chance to advance while the catcher chases the ball down. Sometimes the catcher may block a pitch, and the ball may be nearby, but the catcher has trouble finding the ball, allowing runners to advance.
Tony Mullane is the all-time leader in wild pitches with 343 career. Mullane is also the only player to throw more than 300 career wild pitches.
|Rank||Rank amongst leaders in career wild pitches thrown. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player (2018 WP)||Number of wild pitches thrown during the 2018 Major League Baseball season.|
|WP||Total career wild pitches thrown.|
|*||denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame. |
|Bold||denotes active player.[a]|
- Stats updated as of August 23, 2018.
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.