Career Leaders for On Base Percentage

The on base percentage statistic was originally created by Branch Rickey and Allan Roth in the 1950's as a means to measure the percentage of times a player reaches any base. It did not originally include the sacrifice fly denomination but when it was officially adapted in 1984 it appeared using the formula written above.

Note: 1,000 career games played & at-bats are needed to make this list of the one-thousand greatest on base percentage leaders, raw averages are presented in parenthesis to further distinguish the top one-hundred, and a bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

"If I was being paid thirty thousand ($30,000.00) a year, the very least I could do was hit .400." - Hall of Famer Ted Williams
On Base Percentage
All Time Leaders

'Top 1,000'

Ted Williams .482 (.4817) 1
Babe Ruth .474 (.4739) 2
John McGraw .465 (.4655) 3
Billy Hamilton .455 (.4552) 4
Lou Gehrig .447 (.4474) 5
Barry Bonds .444 (.4443) 6
Rogers Hornsby .434 (.4337) 7
Ty Cobb .433 (.4330) 8
Jimmie Foxx .428 (.4283) 9
Tris Speaker .428 (.4279) 10
Eddie Collins .424 (.4244) 11
Ferris Fain .424 (.4241) 12
Joe Jackson .423 (.4227) 13
Max Bishop .423 (.4227)
Joey Votto .421 (.4213) 15
Mickey Mantle .421 (.4205) 16
Mickey Cochrane .419 (.4192) 17
Frank Thomas .419 (.4191) 18
Mike Trout .419 (.4188) 19
Dan Brouthers .418 (.4179) 20
Edgar Martinez .418 (.4178) 21
Stan Musial .417 (.4167) 22
Cupid Childs .416 (.4158) 23
Jesse Burkett .415 (.4151) 24
Wade Boggs .415 (.4150) 25
Todd Helton .414 (.4143) 26
Mel Ott .414 (.4140) 27
Roy Thomas .413 (.4135) 28
Hank Greenberg .412 (.4118) 29
Ed Delahanty .411 (.4114) 30
Manny Ramirez .411 (.4106) 31
Charlie Keller .410 (.4099) 32
Eddie Stanky .410 (.4098) 33
Harry Heilmann .410 (.4095) 34
Jackie Robinson .409 (.4089) 35
Roy Cullenbine .408 (.4082) 36
Jeff Bagwell .408 (.4076) 37
Denny Lyons .407 (.4074) 38
Riggs Stephenson .407 (.4065) 39
Lance Berkman .406 (.4060) 40
Arky Vaughan .406 (.4058) 41
Paul Waner .404 (.4043) 42
Charlie Gehringer .404 (.4036) 43
Joe Cunningham .403 (.4035) 44
Pete Browning .403 (.4028) 45
Lu Blue .402 (.4022) 46
Jim Thome .402 (.4019) 47
Joe Kelley .402 (.4017) 48
Rickey Henderson .401 (.4012) 49
Chipper Jones .401 (.4012)
Larry Walker .400 (.4002) 51
Brian Giles .400 (.3998) 52
Luke Appling .399 (.3994) 53
Jason Giambi .399 (.3993) 54
Ross Youngs .399 (.3985) 55
Joe DiMaggio .398 (.3983) 56
Elmer Valo .398 (.3983)
John Olerud .398 (.3980) 58
Ralph Kiner .398 (.3980)
Elmer Smith .398 (.3976) 60
Johnny Mize .397 (.3971) 61
Earle Combs .397 (.3969) 62
John Kruk .397 (.3966) 63
Richie Ashburn .396 (.3964) 64
Cap Anson .396 (.3961) 65
Mike Hargrove .396 (.3958) 66
Hack Wilson .395 (.3951) 67
Bobby Abreu .395 (.3950) 68
Earl Averill .395 (.3947) 69
Johnny Pesky .394 (.3943) 70
Mark McGwire .394 (.3941) 71
Stan Hack .394 (.3940) 72
Eddie Yost .394 (.3940)
Frank Chance .394 (.3937) 74
Ken Williams .393 (.3933) 75
Wally Schang .393 (.3931) 76
Gary Sheffield .393 (.3930) 77
Rod Carew .393 (.3930)
Bob Johnson .393 (.3928) 79
Bill Terry .393 (.3927) 80
George Grantham .392 (.3924) 81
Miguel Cabrera .392 (.3922) 82
Honus Wagner .392 (.3922)
Tip O'Neill .392 (.3922)
Joe Morgan .392 (.3921) 85
Jack Fournier .392 (.3921)
Roger Connor .392 (.3918) 87
Paul Goldschmidt .391 (.3912) 88
Joe Sewell .391 (.3909) 89
Augie Galan .390 (.3904) 90
Hughie Jennings .390 (.3902) 91
Dave Magadan .390 (.3902)
Harlond Clift .390 (.3901) 93
Joe Cronin .390 (.3895) 94
Buddy Myer .389 (.3894) 95
Elmer Flick .389 (.3890) 96
Frank Robinson .389 (.3890)
Mike Tiernan .389 (.3888) 98
Minnie Minoso .389 (.3885) 99
Dolph Camilli .388 (.3883) 100
Tony Gwynn .388 (.3882) 101
Joe Mauer .388 (.3881) 102
Mike Griffin .388 (.3881)
Ken Singleton .388 (.3880) 104
Gene Tenace .388 (.3879) 105
Willie Keeler .388 (.3878) 106
Goose Goslin .387 (.3871) 107
Bernie Carbo .387 (.3868) 108
Rusty Greer .387 (.3867) 109
Barney McCosky .386 (.3864) 110
Kiki Cuyler .386 (.3863) 111
Roger Bresnahan .386 (.3862) 112
George Van Haltren .386 (.3859) 113
Gene Woodling .386 (.3859)
Larry Doby .386 (.3859)
Dummy Hoy .386 (.3858) 116
Mike Donlin .386 (.3856) 117
Fred Clarke .386 (.3855) 118
Earl Torgeson .385 (.3855)
Tim Raines .385 (.3854) 120
Bryce Harper .385 (.3853) 121
Tim Salmon .385 (.3851) 122
Hugh Duffy .384 (.3845) 123
Keith Hernandez .384 (.3844) 124
Al Rosen .384 (.3842) 125
Elbie Fletcher .384 (.3839) 126
Willie Mays .384 (.3839)
J.D. Drew .384 (.3838) 128
Will Clark .384 (.3836) 129
Topsy Hartsel .384 (.3835) 130
Carlos Delgado .383 (.3834) 131
Dom DiMaggio .383 (.3833) 132
Mark Grace .383 (.3833)
Ben Chapman .383 (.3832) 134
Babe Herman .383 (.3829) 135
Earl Sheely .383 (.3829)
Mo Vaughn .383 (.3827) 137
Dixie Walker .383 (.3825) 138
Kevin Youkilis .382 (.3824) 139
George Gore .382 (.3822) 140
Bill Dickey .382 (.3821) 141
Miller Huggins .382 (.3820) 142
Tommy Henrich .382 (.3819) 143
Prince Fielder .382 (.3817) 144
Enos Slaughter .382 (.3815) 145
Nap Lajoie .381 (.3811) 146
Bernie Williams .381 (.3809) 147
Merv Rettenmund .381 (.3805) 148
Sam Thompson .381 (.3805)
George Harper .380 (.3804) 150
Lou Boudreau .380 (.3804)
Mike Schmidt .380 (.3803) 152
Tony Lazzeri .380 (.3799) 153
Al Simmons .380 (.3798) 154
Alvin Davis .380 (.3798)
Duke Snider .380 (.3797) 156
Alex Rodriguez .380 (.3797)
Henry Larkin .380 (.3797)
David Ortiz .380 (.3795) 159
Gavvy Cravath .380 (.3795)
Carl Yastrzemski .379 (.3795)
George Sisler .379 (.3792) 162
Freddie Freeman .379 (.3791) 163
Chuck Klein .379 (.3788) 164
Jack Clark .379 (.3788)
Matt Holliday .379 (.3787) 166
Albert Pujols .379 (.3787)
Vladimir Guerrero .379 (.3786) 168
Dick Allen .378 (.3781) 169
Andrew McCutchen .378 (.3780) 170
Rube Bressler .378 (.3779) 171
Joe Judge .378 (.3778) 172
Rick Ferrell .378 (.3778)
Chuck Knoblauch .378 (.3777) 174
Charlie Jamieson .378 (.3776) 175
David Justice .378 (.3776)
Shin-Soo Choo .377 (.3775) 177
Derek Jeter .377 (.3772) 178
Fred McGriff .377 (.3769) 179
Brett Butler .377 (.3769)
Heinie Manush .377 (.3767) 181
Sid Gordon .377 (.3766) 182
Mike Piazza .377 (.3765) 183
Kip Selbach .376 (.3763) 184
Taffy Wright .376 (.3761) 185
David Wright .376 (.3761)
Eddie Mathews .376 (.3761)
Travis Hafner .376 (.3760) 188
Jim Edmonds .376 (.3759) 189
Billy Goodman .376 (.3758) 190
Harmon Killebrew .376 (.3756) 191
Al Kaline .376 (.3756)
John Stone .376 (.3755) 193
Jimmy Ryan .375 (.3755)
Kevin Seitzer .375 (.3754) 195
Pete Rose .375 (.3751) 196
Jimmy Sheckard .375 (.3749) 197
Bob Elliott .375 (.3747) 198
Lenny Dykstra .375 (.3745) 199
Pete Runnels .375 (.3745)
Willie McCovey .374 (.3744) 201
Tony Phillips .374 (.3743) 202
Norm Cash .374 (.3741) 203
Jorge Posada .374 (.3740) 204
Hank Aaron .374 (.3739) 205
Sam Rice .374 (.3739)
Curt Walker .374 (.3738) 207
Anthony Rizzo .373 (.3731) 208
Bob Nieman .373 (.3729) 209
Willie Randolph .373 (.3729)
John Titus .373 (.3728) 211
Bill Mueller .373 (.3727) 212
Heinie Groh .373 (.3725) 213
Matt Carpenter .372 (.3725)
Phil Cavarretta .372 (.3723) 215
Chick Hafey .372 (.3720) 216
Bibb Falk .372 (.3717) 217
Greg Gross .372 (.3717)
Willie Kamm .372 (.3717)
Kenny Lofton .372 (.3716) 220
Wally Moon .371 (.3715) 221
Lonnie Smith .371 (.3714) 222
Fred Tenney .371 (.3713) 223
Roberto Alomar .371 (.3712) 224
Steve Braun .371 (.3711) 225
Hal Trosky .371 (.3708) 226
Sam West .371 (.3707) 227
Rafael Palmeiro .371 (.3707)
Barry Larkin .371 (.3705) 229
Bobby Grich .371 (.3705)
Pinky Higgins .370 (.3705)
John Cangelosi .370 (.3704) 232
Brian Downing .370 (.3703) 233
Ryan Klesko .370 (.3701) 234
Jeff Heath .370 (.3700) 235
Pedro Guerrero .370 (.3700)
Buster Posey .370 (.3700)
Dwight Evans .370 (.3699) 238
Cecil Travis .370 (.3697) 239
Bobby Veach .370 (.3696) 240
Ira Flagstead .370 (.3696)
Gabby Hartnett .370 (.3696)
Mike Stanley .370 (.3695) 243
Ken Griffey, Jr. .370 (.3695)
Albert Belle .369 (.3695)
Stan Spence .369 (.3694) 246
Moises Alou .369 (.3693) 247
George Brett .369 (.3693)
Jim Bottomley .369 (.3693)
Rico Carty .369 (.3693)
Lyn Lary .369 (.3692) 251
Phil Bradley .369 (.3691) 252
Joe Vosmik .369 (.3691)
Paul Molitor .369 (.3691)
Chick Stahl .369 (.3690) 255
Roy Johnson .369 (.3689) 256
Jackie Jensen .369 (.3689)
Spud Davis .369 (.3689)
Josh Donaldson .369 (.3688) 259
Mickey Tettleton .369 (.3688)
Norm Siebern .369 (.3688)
Edd Roush .369 (.3687) 262
Frankie Frisch .369 (.3687)
Magglio Ordonez .369 (.3685) 264
Bob Fothergill .368 (.3684) 265
Oyster Burns .368 (.3683) 266
Danny Tartabull .368 (.3683)
Buddy Lewis .368 (.3683)
Gus Suhr .368 (.3682) 269
Fielder Jones .368 (.3682)
Johnny Hopp .368 (.3679) 271
Harry Hooper .368 (.3679)
Harry Rice .368 (.3679)
Dale Mitchell .368 (.3679)
Matt Lawton .368 (.3678) 275
Mike Greenwell .368 (.3678)
Ron Hunt .368 (.3678)
Luis Castillo .368 (.3676) 278
George Kell .367 (.3674) 279
Zack Wheat .367 (.3672) 280
Justin Turner .367 (.3671) 281
Johnny Bates .367 (.3671)
Carlos Santana .367 (.3670) 283
Billy Herman .367 (.3669) 284
Kent Hrbek .367 (.3669)
Sean Casey .367 (.3668) 286
Bruce Campbell .367 (.3667) 287
Luis Gonzalez .367 (.3666) 288
Steve Kemp .367 (.3665) 289
Johnny Grubb .366 (.3663) 290
Jeff Cirillo .366 (.3661) 291
Reggie Smith .366 (.3660) 292
Tommy Holmes .366 (.3659) 293
Woody English .366 (.3659)
Jason Kendall .366 (.3658) 295
Jason Thompson .366 (.3658)
Pee Wee Reese .366 (.3657) 297
Mike Sweeney .366 (.3656) 298
George Burns .366 (.3655) 299
Jimmy Wynn .366 (.3655)
Bill Madlock .365 (.3655)
Dustin Pedroia .365 (.3654) 302
Billy North .365 (.3653) 303
Bill Nicholson .365 (.3651) 304
Jimmy Dykes .365 (.3651)
Burt Shotton .365 (.3650) 306
Cy Williams .365 (.3649) 307
Joe Torre .365 (.3648) 308
Toby Harrah .365 (.3648)
Derrek Lee .365 (.3647) 310
Floyd Robinson .365 (.3646) 311
Julio Franco .365 (.3646)
Muddy Ruel .365 (.3645) 313
Ed McKean .364 (.3645)
Scott Rolen .364 (.3645)
Steve Brodie .364 (.3644) 316
Adam Dunn .364 (.3644)
Taylor Douthit .364 (.3643) 318
Tommy McCarthy .364 (.3643)
Tommy Tucker .364 (.3642) 320
Bill Werber .364 (.3641) 321
Milton Bradley .364 (.3641)
Dan McGann .364 (.3641)
Jack Tobin .364 (.3640) 324
Vic Wertz .364 (.3640)
Ray Lankford .364 (.3639) 326
Jose Altuve .364 (.3639)
Gary Matthews .364 (.3638) 328
Art Devlin .364 (.3638)
Sherry Magee .364 (.3637) 330
Trot Nixon .364 (.3637)
Bob Watson .364 (.3635) 332
Wally Moses .364 (.3635)
Ellis Burks .363 (.3633) 334
Craig Biggio .363 (.3632) 335
Lou Whitaker .363 (.3630) 336
Frank Baker .363 (.3628) 337
Paul O'Neill .363 (.3628)
Johnny Temple .363 (.3628)
Greg Luzinski .363 (.3626) 340
Rusty Staub .362 (.3625) 341
Ron Santo .362 (.3624) 342
Wally Joyner .362 (.3623) 343
King Kelly .362 (.3623)
Whitey Witt .362 (.3623)
Joe Medwick .362 (.3623)
Rudy York .362 (.3622) 347
Brady Anderson .362 (.3621) 348
Robin Ventura .362 (.3621)
Snuffy Stirnweiss .362 (.3621)
Pie Traynor .362 (.3621)
Ginger Beaumont .362 (.3621)
Fred Schulte .362 (.3619) 353
Rip Radcliff .362 (.3618) 354
Bobby Doerr .362 (.3617) 355
Sam Crawford .362 (.3616) 356
Smoky Burgess .362 (.3616)
Don Buford .362 (.3615) 358
Nomar Garciaparra .361 (.3615)
Scott Hatteberg .361 (.3614) 360
Billy Williams .361 (.3614)
Eddie Joost .361 (.3614)
Pat Burrell .361 (.3614)
George Davis .361 (.3613) 364
Jake Beckley .361 (.3612) 365
Jose Bautista .361 (.3611) 366
Hal Morris .361 (.3610) 367
Darrell Evans .361 (.3609) 368
Max Carey .361 (.3609)
Ray Boone .361 (.3608) 370
Harry Stovey .361 (.3608)
Rick Monday .361 (.3607) 372
Troy Tulowitzki .361 (.3606) 373
Boog Powell .361 (.3605) 374
Jason Bay .361 (.3605)
Fred Lynn .360 (.3605)
Hanley Ramirez .360 (.3605)
Jayson Werth .360 (.3604) 378
Shannon Stewart .360 (.3604)
Bruce Bochte .360 (.3603) 380
Billy Nash .360 (.3603)
Ripper Collins .360 (.3603)
Charlie Maxwell .360 (.3603)
Ron Fairly .360 (.3603)
Kevin Mitchell .360 (.3602) 385
Roy Campanella .360 (.3602)
Dave Hansen .360 (.3602)
Jim Russell .360 (.3602)
Hideki Matsui .360 (.3602)
Bob O'Farrell .360 (.3602)
Darryl Hamilton .360 (.3601) 391
Willie Stargell .360 (.3601)
Doug Mientkiewicz .360 (.3601)
Mark Teixeira .360 (.3601)
Roy White .360 (.3601)
Cookie Lavagetto .360 (.3600) 396
Kirby Puckett .360 (.3599) 397
Red Rolfe .360 (.3599)
Charlie Blackmon .360 (.3599)
Ryan Braun .360 (.3598) 400
Andre Thornton .360 (.3598)
Chili Davis .360 (.3598)
Mark Loretta .360 (.3597) 403
Jim Gilliam .360 (.3597)
John Mayberry .360 (.3597)
Jose Offerman .360 (.3597)
Jake Daubert .360 (.3596) 407
Sixto Lezcano .360 (.3596)
John Valentin .360 (.3596)
Victor Martinez .360 (.3595) 410
Jose Vidro .359 (.3595)
Eddie Murray .359 (.3594) 412
Roberto Clemente .359 (.3593) 413
Rocky Colavito .359 (.3593)
Lonny Frey .359 (.3592) 415
Bobby Avila .359 (.3592)
Tom Daly .359 (.3592)
David Segui .359 (.3591) 418
Bing Miller .359 (.3591)
Lee Mazzilli .359 (.3590) 420
Gil Hodges .359 (.3590)
Wally Berger .359 (.3589) 422
Dexter Fowler .359 (.3589)
Joe Kuhel .359 (.3589)
Eric Young .359 (.3588) 425
Ken Griffey .359 (.3587) 426
Mickey Vernon .359 (.3587)
Amos Strunk .359 (.3587)
Andre Ethier .359 (.3586) 429
Mule Haas .359 (.3586)
Jay Buhner .359 (.3586)
Eric Davis .359 (.3586)
Billy Southworth .359 (.3585) 433
Josh Willingham .358 (.3583) 434
Don Mattingly .358 (.3583)
Cliff Floyd .358 (.3583)
Giancarlo Stanton .358 (.3583)
Ernie Lombardi .358 (.3582) 438
Nick Markakis .358 (.3581) 439
Ray Chapman .358 (.3581)
Chase Utley .358 (.3580) 441
Elliott Maddox .358 (.3580)
Bobby Higginson .358 (.3580)
Troy Glaus .358 (.3580)
Kevin Millar .358 (.3579) 445
Adrian Gonzalez .358 (.3579)
Bob Allison .358 (.3579)
Bill Dahlen .358 (.3577) 448
Al Smith .358 (.3577)
Joe Ferguson .358 (.3576) 450
Pepper Martin .358 (.3576)
Bobby Bonilla .358 (.3576)
Bip Roberts .358 (.3575) 453
J.T. Snow .357 (.3573) 454
Frank Demaree .357 (.3573)
Bobby Murcer .357 (.3573)
Marty McManus .357 (.3572) 457
Baby Doll Jacobson .357 (.3572)
Jim Delahanty .357 (.3572)
J.D. Martinez .357 (.3572)
Carlos May .357 (.3571) 461
Darren Daulton .357 (.3571)
Edgardo Alfonzo .357 (.3569) 463
Larry Doyle .357 (.3569)
Joe Gordon .357 (.3569)
George McQuinn .357 (.3569)
Al Zarilla .357 (.3568) 467
Nemo Leibold .357 (.3568)
Frank Catalanotto .357 (.3567) 469
Ben Zobrist .357 (.3567)
Sherm Lollar .357 (.3567)
Harvey Kuenn .357 (.3566) 472
Gene Richards .357 (.3565) 473
Darryl Strawberry .357 (.3565)
Oscar Gamble .356 (.3564) 475
Donie Bush .356 (.3562) 476
Johnny Evers .356 (.3561) 477
Gil McDougald .356 (.3560) 478
Bernie Friberg .356 (.3559) 479
Bob Meusel .356 (.3558) 480
Davy Jones .356 (.3558)
Casey Stengel .356 (.3558)
Dwayne Murphy .356 (.3558)
Dan Driessen .356 (.3558)
Harold Baines .356 (.3557) 485
Reggie Jackson .356 (.3556) 486
Matt Stairs .356 (.3556)
Leon Durham .356 (.3556)
Jeff Kent .356 (.3555) 489
Debs Garms .355 (.3555)
Dave Bancroft .355 (.3553) 491
Cliff Johnson .355 (.3553)
Dick Bartell .355 (.3552) 493
Shawn Green .355 (.3552)
Jeff Burroughs .355 (.3552)
Vern Stephens .355 (.3550) 496
Orlando Merced .355 (.3550)
Johnny Briggs .355 (.3549) 498
Carlos Guillen .355 (.3549)
Larry Gardner .355 (.3549)
Carl Furillo .355 (.3549)
Ichiro Suzuki .355 (.3548) 502
Manny Mota .355 (.3548)
Chet Lemon .355 (.3548)
Ed Bailey .355 (.3546) 505
Kid Elberfeld .355 (.3546)
Bid McPhee .355 (.3545) 507
Jose Cruz .354 (.3544) 508
Grady Hatton .354 (.3544)
Billy Butler .354 (.3543) 510
Bill Doran .354 (.3541) 511
Paul Konerko .354 (.3541)
Von Hayes .354 (.3541)
Darrell Porter .354 (.3539) 514
DJ LeMahieu .354 (.3539)
Pat Kelly .354 (.3539)
Roy Sievers .354 (.3538) 517
Michael Brantley .354 (.3538)
Rance Mulliniks .354 (.3537) 519
Ron Cey .354 (.3537)
Jack Graney .354 (.3537)
Jeff Blauser .354 (.3536) 522
Brandon Belt .354 (.3536)
George Burns .354 (.3535) 524
Lloyd Waner .353 (.3535)
Eddie Robinson .353 (.3534) 526
Red Smith .353 (.3534)
Bobby Bonds .353 (.3534)
Bob Bescher .353 (.3533) 529
Jim Dwyer .353 (.3532) 530
Tony Oliva .353 (.3531) 531
Richie Zisk .353 (.3529) 532
Jose Canseco .353 (.3527) 533
Ted Kluszewski .353 (.3527)
Clyde Milan .353 (.3527)
Hoot Evers .353 (.3527)
Jerry Priddy .353 (.3526) 537
Dave Winfield .353 (.3526)
Randy Velarde .352 (.3525) 539
Frank Howard .352 (.3524) 540
Robinson Cano .352 (.3524)
Edwin Encarnacion .352 (.3523) 542
Sal Bando .352 (.3522) 543
Ival Goodman .352 (.3521) 544
Richie Hebner .352 (.3521)
Steve Henderson .352 (.3521)
Delino DeShields .352 (.3521)
Ray Durham .352 (.3521)
Bucky Harris .352 (.3520) 549
Johnny Damon .352 (.3519) 550
Jim Rice .352 (.3519)
Jim O'Rourke .352 (.3518) 552
Ron Northey .352 (.3518)
Ossie Bluege .352 (.3518)
Odell Hale .352 (.3517) 555
Kirk Gibson .352 (.3516) 556
Jimmy Slagle .352 (.3515) 557
Alan Trammell .352 (.3515)
Johnny Groth .352 (.3515)
Bernard Gilkey .352 (.3515)
Freddie Lindstrom .351 (.3515)
Billy Rogell .351 (.3514) 562
Nolan Arenado .351 (.3514)
Lenny Green .351 (.3513) 564
Nick Swisher .351 (.3513)
Paul Radford .351 (.3513)
Jack Doyle .351 (.3513)
David Freese .351 (.3512) 568
Bob Skinner .351 (.3512)
Gary Roenicke .351 (.3511) 570
Walt Weiss .351 (.3511)
Orlando Palmeiro .351 (.3511)
Phil Rizzuto .351 (.3510) 573
Hal McRae .351 (.3509) 574
Bill White .351 (.3509)
John Vander Wal .351 (.3508) 576
Hank Gowdy .351 (.3508)
Dmitri Young .351 (.3507) 578
Ken Oberkfell .351 (.3506) 579
Austin Kearns .351 (.3506)
Wes Parker .351 (.3505) 581
Carlos Beltran .350 (.3505)
Tony Gonzalez .350 (.3504) 583
Andy Pafko .350 (.3504)
Melvin Mora .350 (.3504)
Carlos Ruiz .350 (.3503) 586
Wayne Garrett .350 (.3502) 587
Orlando Cepeda .350 (.3499) 588
Jon Jay .350 (.3498) 589
Dode Paskert .350 (.3498)
Andy High .350 (.3497) 591
Yunel Escobar .350 (.3496) 592
Jody Reed .349 (.3495) 593
Grady Sizemore .349 (.3494) 594
Jamey Carroll .349 (.3494)
Cass Michaels .349 (.3494)
David DeJesus .349 (.3494)
Mark McLemore .349 (.3493) 598
Josh Hamilton .349 (.3493)
Chone Figgins .349 (.3493)
Mike Easler .349 (.3492) 601
Chad Curtis .349 (.3490) 602
Terry Puhl .349 (.3489) 603
Russell Martin .349 (.3489)
Andy Van Slyke .349 (.3489)
Davey Lopes .349 (.3489)
Earl Battey .349 (.3488) 607
Jerry Mumphrey .349 (.3488)
Steve O'Neill .349 (.3488)
Willie Crawford .349 (.3487) 610
Bill Sweeney .349 (.3487)
Wally Backman .349 (.3486) 612
Ken Boyer .349 (.3486)
Johnny Wyrostek .349 (.3486)
Fernando Vina .348 (.3485) 615
Irish Meusel .348 (.3484) 616
Don Mincher .348 (.3484)
Butch Wynegar .348 (.3484)
Dave Bergman .348 (.3482) 619
Claude Ritchey .348 (.3481) 620
Buck Ewing .348 (.3481)
Todd Walker .348 (.3480) 622
Ted Simmons .348 (.3479) 623
Yogi Berra .348 (.3478) 624
Joey Cora .348 (.3478)
Irv Noren .348 (.3478)
Justin Morneau .348 (.3476) 627
Frank McCormick .348 (.3475) 628
Nellie Fox .347 (.3475)
Lorenzo Cain .347 (.3475)
Bob Bailey .347 (.3474) 631
Al Bridwell .347 (.3474)
Red Kress .347 (.3474)
Jimmy Johnston .347 (.3474)
Cy Seymour .347 (.3473) 635
Mike Jorgensen .347 (.3472) 636
Tony Fernandez .347 (.3472)
Patsy Donovan .347 (.3472)
Lyle Overbay .347 (.3471) 639
Andres Galarraga .347 (.3471)
Denard Span .347 (.3471)
Pete Fox .347 (.3470) 642
Dusty Baker .347 (.3469) 643
Tom Herr .347 (.3469)
Larry Hisle .347 (.3469)
Mack Jones .347 (.3469)
Mark Sweeney .347 (.3469)
Ken Caminiti .347 (.3468) 648
Justin Upton .347 (.3467) 649
Jeff Conine .347 (.3466) 650
Andy Seminick .347 (.3466)
Willard Marshall .347 (.3466)
Hank Sauer .347 (.3465) 653
Brian Roberts .347 (.3465)
Cesar Cedeno .346 (.3465)
Thurman Munson .346 (.3465)
Matty McIntyre .346 (.3464) 657
Michael Young .346 (.3464)
Carlos Pena .346 (.3464)
Ed Konetchy .346 (.3462) 660
Mike Napoli .346 (.3462)
Todd Zeile .346 (.3461) 662
Rick Miller .346 (.3461)
Sam Mertes .346 (.3461)
Buck Freeman .346 (.3460) 665
Luis Alicea .346 (.3460)
Jack Clements .346 (.3460)
Dale Murphy .346 (.3459) 668
Patsy Dougherty .346 (.3459)
Mike Kreevich .346 (.3459)
Carl Reynolds .346 (.3458) 671
Rafael Furcal .346 (.3458)
Hank Bauer .346 (.3457) 673
Nelson Cruz .346 (.3456) 674
Jose Oquendo .346 (.3455) 675
Curt Welch .345 (.3454) 676
Roger Maris .345 (.3454)
Jim Ray Hart .345 (.3453) 678
David Eckstein .345 (.3452) 679
Chris Iannetta .345 (.3452)
Del Pratt .345 (.3452)
George Pinkney .345 (.3452)
Pat Tabler .345 (.3451) 683
Cecil Fielder .345 (.3450) 684
Stan Javier .345 (.3448) 685
Bake McBride .345 (.3447) 686
Don Hoak .345 (.3447)
Roy Smalley .345 (.3447)
Jeromy Burnitz .345 (.3446) 689
Matty Alou .345 (.3445) 690
Carson Bigbee .345 (.3445)
Elmer Smith .344 (.3445)
Gregg Jefferies .344 (.3443) 693
Al Oliver .344 (.3442) 694
Tino Martinez .344 (.3442)
Eddie Waitkus .344 (.3442)
John Milner .344 (.3441) 697
Geoff Jenkins .344 (.3441)
Jo-Jo Moore .344 (.3441)
Gregg Zaun .344 (.3441)
Jim Landis .344 (.3441)
Mike Scioscia .344 (.3441)
Michael Cuddyer .344 (.3440) 703
Phil Masi .344 (.3439) 704
Ryne Sandberg .344 (.3439)
Rickie Weeks .344 (.3439)
Seth Smith .344 (.3438) 707
Sammy Sosa .344 (.3438)
Richie Sexson .344 (.3437) 709
Tito Francona .343 (.3435) 710
Ryan Howard .343 (.3435)
Jimmy Collins .343 (.3435)
Otis Nixon .343 (.3434) 713
Jay Bell .343 (.3434)
Frankie Hayes .343 (.3434)
Al Bumbry .343 (.3433) 716
Willie Jones .343 (.3432) 717
Juan Gonzalez .343 (.3432)
Matt Joyce .343 (.3432)
Juan Pierre .343 (.3432)
Ken Henderson .343 (.3431) 721
Carlos Gonzalez .343 (.3431)
Ryan Zimmerman .343 (.3431)
Edgar Renteria .343 (.3430) 724
Amos Otis .343 (.3430)
Tony Cuccinello .343 (.3430)
Reggie Sanders .343 (.3430)
Jason Heyward .343 (.3430)
Dick McAuliffe .343 (.3429) 729
Daniel Murphy .343 (.3429)
Randy Winn .343 (.3428) 731
Placido Polanco .343 (.3428)
Carney Lansford .343 (.3427) 733
Sparky Adams .343 (.3427)
Pinky Whitney .343 (.3426) 735
Lou Brock .343 (.3426)
Stuffy McInnis .343 (.3426)
Phil Nevin .343 (.3426)
Denis Menke .343 (.3425) 739
Sam Chapman .342 (.3425)
Chase Headley .342 (.3425)
Luis Polonia .342 (.3425)
Brett Gardner .342 (.3424) 743
Danny Litwhiler .342 (.3424)
Ron LeFlore .342 (.3423) 745
Curt Flood .342 (.3423)
Eric Chavez .342 (.3422) 747
Robin Yount .342 (.3422)
Hank Severeid .342 (.3421) 749
High Pockets Kelly .342 (.3421)
Jacoby Ellsbury .342 (.3421)
Hank Majeski .342 (.3420) 752
Heinie Peitz .342 (.3418) 753
Don Baylor .342 (.3417) 754
Johnny Bench .342 (.3416) 755
Gary Redus .342 (.3416)
Aubrey Huff .342 (.3416)
Max Flack .342 (.3416)
Craig Counsell .342 (.3416)
Marco Scutaro .342 (.3416)
Frank Baumholtz .342 (.3416)
Whitey Lockman .342 (.3416)
Mike Lowell .342 (.3415) 763
Jim Eisenreich .341 (.3415)
Dave Martinez .341 (.3414) 765
Deacon White .341 (.3414)
Birdie Tebbetts .341 (.3413) 767
Paul Schaal .341 (.3413)
Aramis Ramirez .341 (.3412) 769
Wally Pipp .341 (.3412)
Duff Cooley .341 (.3411) 771
Charlie Grimm .341 (.3411)
Tony Perez .341 (.3410) 773
George Case .341 (.3408) 774
Hardy Richardson .341 (.3408)
Dale Long .341 (.3407) 776
Jason Varitek .341 (.3407)
Dick Hoblitzell .341 (.3407)
Carl Everett .341 (.3407)
Carlton Fisk .341 (.3407)
Frankie Crosetti .341 (.3407)
Buddy Bell .341 (.3405) 782
Bill Spiers .341 (.3405)
Orlando Hudson .341 (.3405)
Paul Sorrento .340 (.3405)
Joe Stripp .340 (.3404) 786
Davey Johnson .340 (.3403) 787
Doc Cramer .340 (.3402) 788
Cal Ripken, Jr. .340 (.3402)
Ray Schalk .340 (.3402)
Leon Wagner .340 (.3402)
Bob Horner .340 (.3400) 792
Tommy Leach .340 (.3399) 793
Mark DeRosa .340 (.3399)
Ron Hassey .340 (.3399)
Del Ennis .340 (.3398) 796
Bill Freehan .340 (.3397) 797
Terry Moore .340 (.3397)
Roger Cedeno .340 (.3397)
Mike Mitchell .340 (.3397)
Tom Haller .340 (.3397)
Howard Johnson .340 (.3396) 802
Miguel Montero .340 (.3396)
Deacon McGuire .340 (.3396)
Bobby Adams .340 (.3396)
Solly Hofman .340 (.3396)
Shane Victorino .340 (.3396)
Fred Luderus .340 (.3395) 808
Joe Randa .339 (.3394) 809
Lee Lacy .339 (.3393) 810
Adrian Beltre .339 (.3393)
Michael Tucker .339 (.3393)
Cleon Jones .339 (.3393)
Scott Podsednik .339 (.3392) 814
Alex Gordon .339 (.3392)
Chief Zimmer .339 (.3392)
Tilly Walker .339 (.3391) 817
Tony Clark .339 (.3391)
Ralph Young .339 (.3390) 819
Jack Smith .339 (.3390)
Carlos Lee .339 (.3390)
Neil Walker .339 (.3390)
Dave Parker .339 (.3389) 823
Marv Owen .339 (.3388) 824
Ralph Garr .339 (.3387) 825
Al Martin .339 (.3387)
Greg Norton .339 (.3387)
Denny Walling .339 (.3386) 828
Milt Stock .339 (.3385) 829
Tony Bernazard .339 (.3385)
George Foster .338 (.3385)
Ricky Gutierrez .338 (.3384) 832
Gregor Blanco .338 (.3383) 833
David Dellucci .338 (.3383)
Paul Hines .338 (.3383)
Tommy Harper .338 (.3382) 836
Jermaine Dye .338 (.3381) 837
Dave Collins .338 (.3380) 838
Mickey Morandini .338 (.3380)
Mike Cameron .338 (.3380)
Duke Farrell .338 (.3378) 841
Greg Brock .338 (.3378)
Jim Fregosi .338 (.3377) 843
Ronnie Belliard .338 (.3377)
Ken Keltner .338 (.3377)
Don Slaught .338 (.3377)
Andruw Jones .337 (.3375) 847
Ozzie Smith .337 (.3375)
Howie Kendrick .337 (.3375)
Roberto Kelly .337 (.3374) 850
Jose Cruz, Jr. .337 (.3373) 851
John Lowenstein .337 (.3373)
Hans Lobert .337 (.3373)
Curtis Granderson .337 (.3372) 854
Matt Kemp .337 (.3371) 855
Red Schoendienst .337 (.3371)
Paul Lo Duca .337 (.3371)
Mike Lieberthal .337 (.3370) 858
Javy Lopez .337 (.3370)
Brian McCann .337 (.3369) 860
Tim McCarver .337 (.3369)
Joe Adcock .337 (.3369)
Charlie Hemphill .337 (.3369)
Carmelo Martinez .337 (.3368) 864
Wes Covington .337 (.3368)
Ian Kinsler .337 (.3368)
Greg Vaughn .337 (.3367) 867
Connie Ryan .337 (.3367)
Jimmy Williams .337 (.3367)
Cecil Cooper .337 (.3366) 870
Wayne Gross .337 (.3366)
Skip Schumaker .337 (.3366)
Bill Melton .337 (.3366)
Travis Lee .337 (.3366)
Travis Jackson .337 (.3365) 875
Danny Murphy .336 (.3364) 876
Warren Cromartie .336 (.3364)
Rondell White .336 (.3364)
Omar Vizquel .336 (.3364)
Casey Blake .336 (.3363) 880
Pete O'Brien .336 (.3363)
James Loney .336 (.3363)
Jack Rothrock .336 (.3363)
Eric Hosmer .336 (.3362) 884
Jimmie Wilson .336 (.3362)
Roger Peckinpaugh .336 (.3361) 886
Peanuts Lowrey .336 (.3361)
Tim Teufel .336 (.3361)
Dante Bichette .336 (.3361)
Adam LaRoche .336 (.3360) 890
Ben Oglivie .336 (.3360)
Sid Bream .336 (.3359) 892
Travis Fryman .336 (.3359)
Derek Bell .336 (.3358) 894
Miguel Tejada .336 (.3358)
Darin Erstad .336 (.3358)
Charlie Bennett .336 (.3357) 897
Ron Gant .336 (.3357)
Dan Uggla .336 (.3356) 899
Lou Finney .336 (.3356)
Ethan Allen .336 (.3356)
Mike Tresh .335 (.3355) 902
Jesse Barfield .335 (.3354) 903
Milt Thompson .335 (.3354)
Raul Ibanez .335 (.3354)
Cesar Tovar .335 (.3354)
Willie Upshaw .335 (.3353) 907
Evan Longoria .335 (.3353)
Ping Bodie .335 (.3352) 909
Herman Long .335 (.3351) 910
Jason Michaels .335 (.3351)
Keith Moreland .335 (.3351)
Manny Machado .335 (.3351)
Harry Davis .335 (.3351)
Reed Johnson .335 (.3350) 915
Hunter Pence .335 (.3350)
Tom Brown .335 (.3350)
Martin Prado .335 (.3349) 918
Jonathan Lucroy .335 (.3349)
Jed Lowrie .335 (.3348) 920
Gary Carter .335 (.3347) 921
Steve Sax .335 (.3347)
Tom Tresh .335 (.3346) 923
Aaron Ward .335 (.3346)
Jim Hickman .335 (.3346)
Jorge Orta .334 (.3343) 926
Jose Reyes .334 (.3343)
Mike Mowrey .334 (.3343)
Glenn Myatt .334 (.3342) 929
Melky Cabrera .334 (.3341) 930
Chris Chambliss .334 (.3341)
Dave Cash .334 (.3340) 932
Randy Bush .334 (.3339) 933
Jeff Reed .334 (.3339)
Brook Jacoby .334 (.3339)
Jack Glasscock .334 (.3338) 936
Lance Johnson .334 (.3337) 937
Bill Tuttle .334 (.3336) 938
Val Picinich .334 (.3335) 939
Ivan Rodriguez .334 (.3335)
Dave Philley .334 (.3335)
David Murphy .333 (.3334) 942
Jonny Gomes .333 (.3334)
Cliff Heathcote .333 (.3334)
Brian Jordan .333 (.3333) 945
Jim Northrup .333 (.3333)
Danny O'Connell .333 (.3333)
Jason Kipnis .333 (.3332) 948
Austin Jackson .333 (.3332)
Jack McCarthy .333 (.3332)
Yadier Molina .333 (.3331) 951
Willie McGee .333 (.3330) 952
Felipe Lopez .333 (.3330)
Johnny Ray .333 (.3329) 954
Chico Carrasquel .333 (.3328) 955
Julio Lugo .333 (.3328)
Gene Moore .333 (.3327) 957
George Scott .333 (.3327)
Alvin Dark .333 (.3327)
Gerald Perry .333 (.3327)
Wayne Causey .333 (.3326) 961
Duffy Lewis .333 (.3326)
Jose Cardenal .333 (.3326)
Lou Piniella .333 (.3325) 964
Yonder Alonso .332 (.3325)
Willie Horton .332 (.3324) 966
Rico Petrocelli .332 (.3324)
Glenn Davis .332 (.3323) 968
Les Mann .332 (.3323)
Chuck Hinton .332 (.3323)
Mark Kotsay .332 (.3322) 971
Steve Finley .332 (.3322)
Bill Skowron .332 (.3322)
Walker Cooper .332 (.3321) 974
Bobby Thomson .332 (.3320) 975
Gary Pettis .332 (.3320)
Scott Fletcher .332 (.3320)
Brent Mayne .332 (.3319) 978
B.J. Surhoff .332 (.3319)
Troy O'Leary .332 (.3319)
Jimmy Piersall .332 (.3319)
Nate McLouth .332 (.3319)
Gary Matthews .332 (.3319)
Lloyd Moseby .332 (.3318) 984
Frank Schulte .332 (.3318)
Jim Lemon .332 (.3318)
Mark Grudzielanek .332 (.3317) 987
Carlos Baerga .332 (.3317)
Tom Goodwin .332 (.3317)
Eric Hinske .332 (.3316) 990
Bobby Wallace .332 (.3316)
Pablo Sandoval .332 (.3316)
Dick Siebert .332 (.3315) 993
Torii Hunter .332 (.3315)
Jeff Reboulet .332 (.3315)
Johnny Callison .331 (.3314) 996
Frank LaPorte .331 (.3313) 997
Elvis Andrus .331 (.3313)
Woodie Held .331 (.3312) 999
Asdrubal Cabrera .331 (.3311) 1000
Patsy Tebeau .331 (.3311)
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Ted Williams set the original Major League "standard" / record for highest on base percentage during a single season with .551 during 1941 , a record broken by Barry Bonds during the 2002 season (.582) then shattered in 2004 (.609).

You can learn how to calculate on base percentage today by visiting our statistics section and with that formula, and knowing that it takes at least one-thousand (1,000) games played, easily determine how Brian Giles , Bobby Abreu and Vladimir Guerrero recently made the top 1000.

Did you know that Wade Boggs had five consecutive seasons, 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 , during his career where he led the American League in on-base percentage setting the American League record ? Click here to see the National League / Major League OBP record holder and try to make a guess as to who it is before you click the link.

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