List of Major League Baseball career wild pitches leaders

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Tony Mullane, the all-time leader in wild pitches.

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.

Key[edit]

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]

List[edit]

Félix Hernández, the active leader and 37th all-time in wild pitches.
  • Stats updated as of August 23, 2018.
Rank Player (2018 WP) WP
1 Tony Mullane 343
2 Nolan Ryan * 277
3 Mickey Welch * 274
4 Bobby Mathews 253
5 Tim Keefe * 240
Gus Weyhing 240
7 Phil Niekro * 226
8 Mark Baldwin 221
Pud Galvin * 221
Will White 221
11 Charles Radbourn * 214
Jim Whitney 214
13 Jack Morris * 206
Adonis Terry 206
15 Matt Kilroy 203
16 George Bradley 189
17 Tommy John 187
18 Steve Carlton * 183
19 John Clarkson * 182
20 Charlie Hough 179
Toad Ramsey 179
22 Hardie Henderson 178
23 Charlie Buffinton 174
24 Joe Niekro 172
25 Kid Nichols 169
26 A. J. Burnett 161
Bert Cunningham 161
28 Jim McCormick 160
Gaylord Perry * 160
30 Egyptian Healy 159
31 Red Ames 156
Cy Young * 156
33 Walter Johnson * 154
34 Amos Rusie 153
35 Jersey Bakley 152
Silver King 152
37 Félix Hernández (10) 150
38 Ice Box Chamberlain 149
David Cone 149
40 Ed Crane 146
Chick Fraser 146
42 John Smoltz * 145
43 John Montgomery Ward * 144
44 Tommy Bond 143
Roger Clemens 143
46 Sam McDowell 140
47 Jack Lynch 138
48 Ed Seward 136
49 Jumbo McGinnis 135
Mike Moore 135
Rank Player (2018 WP) WP
51 Tim Wakefield 134
52 John Harkins 133
53 Chuck Finley 130
54 Bob Caruthers 129
55 Guy Hecker 128
Jim Kaat 128
Bobby Witt 128
58 Tom Seaver * 126
59 John Lackey (0) 125
60 Mickey Lolich 124
Jim Maloney 124
62 Bill Hutchinson 123
63 Hank O'Day * 122
64 Orel Hershiser 121
Jouett Meekin 121
66 Tom Candiotti 120
Jack Stivetts 120
68 Larry Cheney 119
Tony Cloninger 119
Dave Stewart 119
Frank Tanana 119
Fernando Valenzuela 119
73 Joe Coleman 118
74 Al Mays 116
75 Christy Mathewson * 115
76 Bert Blyleven * 114
77 Larry Corcoran 113
78 Tom Gordon 112
Lindy McDaniel 112
Ed Morris 112
Don Sutton * 112
82 Charlie Getzein 111
83 Randy Johnson * 109
Hideo Nomo 109
85 Kevin Brown 108
Bob Gibson * 108
87 Bob Barr 107
Mark Gubicza 107
Tim Lincecum 107
Jerry Reuss 107
James Shields (11) 107
92 Kevin Appier 106
93 Juan Guzmán 105
Mike Morgan 105
95 Larry Dierker 104
Al Spalding * 104
97 Vida Blue 103
Red Ehret 103
Mike Torrez 103
100 Miguel Batista 102
Ed Daily 102
Edwin Jackson (5) 102
Stump Wiedman 102

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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