Year by Year Leaders for Stolen Bases

Ever wonder who had the most stolen bases the year you were born? How about players from you favorite team — have they ever led the league in stolen bases?

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a year-by-year leaderboard in Major League stolen bases for every season since 1876. Note: A bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

"I don't want my picture in any cigarettes, but I also don't want you to lose the ten dollars, so I'm enclosing my check for that sum." - Stolen Bases Leader (1901-192) / Hall of Famer Honus Wagner

Stolen Bases
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2019'

1876 - - - 1876 - - -
1877 - - - 1877 - - -
1878 - - - 1878 - - -
1879 - - - 1879 - - -
1880 - - - 1880 - - -
1881 - - - 1881 - - -
1882 - - - 1882 - - -
1883 - - - 1883 - - -
1884 - - - 1884 - - -
1885 - - - 1885 - - -
1886 - - - 1886

Ed Andrews

56

Philadelphia

1887 - - - 1887

John Ward

111

New York

1888 - - - 1888

Dummy Hoy

82

Washington

1889 - - - 1889

Jim Fogarty

99

Philadelphia

1890 - - - 1890

Billy Hamilton

102

Philadelphia

1891 - - - 1891

Billy Hamilton

111

Philadelphia

1892 - - - 1892

John Ward

88

Brooklyn

1893 - - - 1893

Tom Brown

66

Louisville

1894 - - - 1894

Billy Hamilton

98

Philadelphia

1895 - - - 1895

Billy Hamilton

97

Philadelphia

1896 - - - 1896

Joe Kelley

87

Baltimore

1897 - - - 1897

Bill Lange

73

Chicago

1898 - - - 1898

Ed Delahanty

58

Philadelphia

1899 - - - 1899

Jimmy Sheckard

77

Baltimore

1900 - - - 1900

Patsy Donovan

45

St. Louis

George Van Haltren

New York

1901 Frank Isbell

52

Chicago 1901

Honus Wagner

49

Pittsburgh

1902 Topsy Hartsel

47

Philadelphia 1902

Honus Wagner

42

Pittsburgh

1903 Harry Bay

45

Cleveland 1903

Frank Chance

67

Chicago

Jimmy Sheckard

Brooklyn

1904 Harry Bay

38

Cleveland 1904

Honus Wagner

53

Pittsburgh

Elmer Flick Cleveland
1905 Danny Hoffman

46

Philadelphia 1905

Art Devlin

59

New York

Billy Maloney

Chicago

1906 John Anderson

39

Washington 1906

Frank Chance

57

Chicago

Elmer Flick Cleveland
1907 Ty Cobb

49

Detroit 1907

Honus Wagner

61

Pittsburgh

1908 Patsy Dougherty

47

Chicago 1908

Honus Wagner

53

Pittsburgh

1909 Ty Cobb

76

Detroit 1909

Bob Bescher

54

Cincinnati

1910 Eddie Collins

81

Philadelphia 1910

Bob Bescher

70

Cincinnati

1911 Ty Cobb

83

Detroit 1911

Bob Bescher

80

Cincinnati

1912 Clyde Milan

88

Washington 1912

Bob Bescher

67

Cincinnati

1913 Clyde Milan

75

Washington 1913

Max Carey

61

Pittsburgh

1914 Fritz Maisel

74

New York 1914

George Burns

62

New York

1915 Ty Cobb

96

Detroit 1915

Max Carey

36

Pittsburgh

1916 Ty Cobb

68

Detroit 1916

Max Carey

63

Pittsburgh

1917 Ty Cobb

55

Detroit 1917

Max Carey

46

Pittsburgh

1918 George Sisler

45

St. Louis 1918

Max Carey

58

Pittsburgh

1919 Eddie Collins

33

Chicago 1919

George Burns

40

New York

1920 Sam Rice

63

Washington 1920

Max Carey

52

Pittsburgh

1921 George Sisler

35

St. Louis 1921

Frankie Frisch

49

New York

1922 George Sisler

51

St. Louis 1922

Max Carey

51

Pittsburgh

1923 Eddie Collins

48

Chicago 1923

Max Carey

51

Pittsburgh

1924 Eddie Collins

42

Chicago 1924

Max Carey

49

Pittsburgh

1925 Johnny Mostil

43

Chicago 1925

Max Carey

46

Pittsburgh

1926 Johnny Mostil

35

Chicago 1926

Kiki Cuyler

35

Pittsburgh

1927 George Sisler

27

St. Louis 1927

Frankie Frisch

48

St. Louis

1928 Buddy Myer

30

Boston 1928

Kiki Cuyler

37

Chicago

1929 Charlie Gehringer

27

Detroit 1929

Kiki Cuyler

43

Chicago

1930 Marty McManus

23

Detroit 1930

Kiki Cuyler

37

Chicago

1931 Ben Chapman

61

New York 1931

Frankie Frisch

28

St. Louis

1932 Ben Chapman

38

New York 1932

Chuck Klein

20

Philadelphia

1933 Ben Chapman

27

New York 1933

Pepper Martin

26

St. Louis

1934 Bill Werber

40

Boston 1934

Pepper Martin

23

St. Louis

1935 Bill Werber

29

Boston 1935

Augie Galan

22

Chicago

1936 Lyn Lary

37

St. Louis 1936

Pepper Martin

23

St. Louis

1937 Ben Chapman

35

Boston 1937

Augie Galan

23

Chicago

Washington
Bill Werber Philadelphia
1938 Frankie Crosetti

27

New York 1938

Stan Hack

16

Chicago

1939 George Case

51

Washington 1939

Stan Hack

17

Chicago

Lee Handley

Pittsburgh

1940 George Case

35

Washington 1940

Lonny Frey

22

Cincinnati

1941 George Case

33

Washington 1941

Danny Murtaugh

18

Philadelphia

1942 George Case

44

Washington 1942

Pete Reiser

20

Brooklyn

1943 George Case

61

Washington 1943

Arky Vaughan

20

Brooklyn

1944 Snuffy Stirnweiss

55

New York 1944

Johnny Barrett

28

Pittsburgh

1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss

33

New York 1945

Red Schoendienst

26

St. Louis

1946 George Case

28

Cleveland 1946

Pete Reiser

34

Brooklyn

1947 Bob Dillinger

34

St. Louis 1947

Jackie Robinson

29

Brooklyn

1948 Bob Dillinger

28

St. Louis 1948

Richie Ashburn

32

Philadelphia

1949 Bob Dillinger

20

St. Louis 1949

Jackie Robinson

37

Brooklyn

1950 Dom DiMaggio

15

Boston 1950

Sam Jethroe

35

Boston

1951 Minnie Minoso

31

Chicago 1951

Sam Jethroe

35

Boston

Cleveland
1952 Minnie Minoso

22

Chicago 1952

Pee Wee Reese

30

Brooklyn

1953 Minnie Minoso

25

Chicago 1953

Bill Bruton

26

Milwaukee

1954 Jackie Jensen

22

Boston 1954

Bill Bruton

34

Milwaukee

1955 Jim Rivera

25

Chicago 1955

Bill Bruton

25

Milwaukee

1956 Luis Aparicio

21

Chicago 1956

Willie Mays

40

New York

1957 Luis Aparicio

28

Chicago 1957

Willie Mays

38

New York

1958 Luis Aparicio

29

Chicago 1958

Willie Mays

31

San Francisco

1959 Luis Aparicio

56

Chicago 1959

Willie Mays

27

San Francisco

1960 Luis Aparicio

51

Chicago 1960

Maury Wills

50

Los Angeles

1961 Luis Aparicio

53

Chicago 1961

Maury Wills

35

Los Angeles

1962 Luis Aparicio

31

Chicago 1962

Maury Wills

104

Los Angeles

1963 Luis Aparicio

40

Baltimore 1963

Maury Wills

40

Los Angeles

1964 Luis Aparicio

57

Baltimore 1964

Maury Wills

53

Los Angeles

1965 Bert Campaneris

51

Kansas City 1965

Maury Wills

94

Los Angeles

1966 Bert Campaneris

52

Kansas City 1966

Lou Brock

74

St. Louis

1967 Bert Campaneris

55

Kansas City 1967

Lou Brock

52

St. Louis

1968 Bert Campaneris

62

Oakland 1968

Lou Brock

62

St. Louis

1969 Tommy Harper

73

Seattle 1969

Lou Brock

53

St. Louis

1970 Bert Campaneris

42

Oakland 1970

Bobby Tolan

57

Cincinnati

1971 Amos Otis

52

Kansas City 1971

Lou Brock

64

St. Louis

1972 Bert Campaneris

52

Oakland 1972

Lou Brock

63

St. Louis

1973 Tommy Harper

54

Boston 1973

Lou Brock

70

St. Louis

1974 Billy North

54

Oakland 1974

Lou Brock

118

St. Louis

1975 Mickey Rivers

70

California 1975

Davey Lopes

77

Los Angeles

1976 Billy North

75

Oakland 1976

Davey Lopes

63

Los Angeles

1977 Freddie Patek

53

Kansas City 1977

Frank Taveras

70

Pittsburgh

1978 Ron LeFlore

68

Detroit 1978

Omar Moreno

71

Pittsburgh

1979 Willie Wilson

83

Kansas City 1979

Omar Moreno

77

Pittsburgh

1980 Rickey Henderson

100

Oakland 1980

Ron LeFlore

97

Montreal

1981 Rickey Henderson

56

Oakland 1981

Tim Raines

71

Montreal

1982 Rickey Henderson

130

Oakland 1982

Tim Raines

78

Montreal

1983 Rickey Henderson

108

Oakland 1983

Tim Raines

90

Montreal

1984 Rickey Henderson

66

Oakland 1984

Tim Raines

75

Montreal

1985 Rickey Henderson

80

New York 1985

Vince Coleman

110

St. Louis

1986 Rickey Henderson

87

New York 1986

Vince Coleman

107

St. Louis

1987 Harold Reynolds

60

Seattle 1987

Vince Coleman

109

St. Louis

1988 Rickey Henderson

93

New York 1988

Vince Coleman

81

St. Louis

1989 Rickey Henderson

77

New York 1989

Vince Coleman

65

St. Louis

Oakland
1990 Rickey Henderson

65

Oakland 1990

Vince Coleman

77

St. Louis

1991 Rickey Henderson

58

Oakland 1991

Marquis Grissom

76

Montreal

1992 Kenny Lofton

66

Cleveland 1992

Marquis Grissom

78

Montreal

1993 Kenny Lofton

70

Cleveland 1993

Chuck Carr

58

Florida

1994 Kenny Lofton

60

Cleveland 1994

Craig Biggio

39

Houston

1995 Kenny Lofton

54

Cleveland 1995

Quilvio Veras

56

Florida

1996 Kenny Lofton

75

Cleveland 1996

Eric Young

53

Colorado

1997 Brian Hunter

74

Detroit 1997

Tony Womack

60

Pittsburgh

1998 Rickey Henderson

66

Oakland 1998

Tony Womack

58

Pittsburgh

1999 Brian Hunter

44

Detroit 1999

Tony Womack

72

Arizona

Seattle
2000 Johnny Damon

46

Kansas City 2000

Luis Castillo

62

Florida

2001 Ichiro Suzuki

56

Seattle 2001

Juan Pierre

46

Colorado

Jimmy Rollins

Philadelphia

2002 Alfonso Soriano

41

New York 2002

Luis Castillo

48

Florida

2003 Carl Crawford

55

Tampa Bay 2003

Juan Pierre

65

Florida

2004 Carl Crawford

59

Tampa Bay 2004

Scott Podsednik

70

Milwaukee

2005 Chone Figgins

62

Los Angeles 2005

Jose Reyes

60

New York

2006 Carl Crawford

58

Tampa Bay 2006

Jose Reyes

64

New York

2007 Carl Crawford

50

Tampa Bay 2007

Jose Reyes

78

New York

Brian Roberts Baltimore
2008 Jacoby Ellsbury

50

Boston 2008

Willy Taveras

68

Colorado

2009 Jacoby Ellsbury

70

Boston 2009

Michael Bourn

61

Houston

2010 Juan Pierre

68

Chicago 2010

Michael Bourn

52

Houston

2011 Coco Crisp

49

Oakland 2011

Michael Bourn

61

Atlanta

Brett Gardner New York

Houston

2012 Mike Trout

49

Los Angeles 2012

Everth Cabrera

44

San Diego

2013 Jacoby Ellsbury

52

Boston 2013

Eric Young

46

Colorado

New York

2014 Jose Altuve

56

Houston 2014

Dee Gordon

64

Los Angeles

2015 Jose Altuve

38

Houston 2015

Dee Gordon

58

Miami

2016 Rajai Davis

43

Cleveland 2016

Jonathan Villar

62

Milwaukee

2017 Whit Merrifield

34

Kansas City 2017

Dee Gordon

60

Miami

2018 Whit Merrifield

45

Kansas City 2018

Trea Turner

43

Washington

2019 Mallex Smith

46

Seattle 2019

Ronald Acuna Jr.

37

Atlanta

Current Through 2019 Season


During the 1958 season Vic Power stole only three bases. Did you know that two of those three were of home plate AND they were both during the same game?

Rickey Henderson truly dominates and every stolen base of his record setting season (in 1982) are listed with descriptions here on Baseball Almanac.

Ty Cobb stole home base a Major League record fifty-four times. Will this record ever be matched or is it unbeatable? Share your opinion on our message board .

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac26 Feb
#WaybackWednesday : Old Pete [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…] threw 90 shutouts (#1) in NL, 16 shutouts (#1) in 1916, and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac26 Feb
Updated John Wockenfuss (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…): 1) Integrated (funny) Sparky Anderson quote 2) Added career sy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac25 Feb
#TuesdayTrivia : These six players have 6-or-more SB in a game. One did it 2x! Two of them swiped 7 bags! How many… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac24 Feb
Integrated another GREAT video about Duke Snider on #BaseballAlmanac. Watch an in-depth interview, actual World Ser… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac24 Feb
Baseball Almanac Player of the Day: Eddie Murray [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. NOBODY in #MLB history has taken the fi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Thank you Kristi! We appreciate every single person who takes the time to do that. ❤️the "learner of things to be l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Classic photo from our archives, taken OTD1960 by the Ventura County Star-Free Press (@vcstar), showing #LosAngelestwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
OTD2005: Jerry Coleman won the Ford C. Frick Award. The former 1950 World Series MVP worked 40+ years in the booth… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Our Instagram (instagram.com/baseballalmana…) Photo of the Day. At Spring Training game today, in Roger Dean Stadium (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
Hey Cardinal Nation (@Cardinals), we won't be watching on TV -- we will be there in the park, and in the stands!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22 Feb
LOSING a NO-HITTER?!?! Steve Barber (baseball-almanac.com/players/player… / born OTD1938) & Stu Miller threw an OFFICIAL no-no i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Feb
Alan Trammell: All-Star (6x) GG (4x), Silver Slugger (3x). Bill James ranked him 9th best SS of all time, but DYK B… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Feb
I appreciate you taking the time to include us in this thread and based on the birth certificate, I've made the cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Feb
Brian McCann (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…) was the 1st catcher to win Silver Slugger in AL ('15) AND NL ('06, '08, '09,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Feb
Larry Chappell: 1-of-8 #MLB players to die while serving in the armed forces during World War I. List, why Comiskey… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
Mad 😉 at McFarland (@McFarlandBooks) for sending us Sixty-One in '61 (amazon.com/exec/obidos/as…) on Valentine's Day.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
#TUESDAYTRIVIA: Dave Winfield went from University of Minnesota to #SanDiego #Padres, without playing MiLB! He was… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
Sign stealing history; including the use of buzzers, binoculars, scoreboard spies, television cameras, even the App… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
RIP Dick Scott (😥). LHP with #Dodgers (1963) and #Cubs (1964). DYK he was the first Traip Academy (@TraipAcademy) g… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Feb
A very important graph: ┃ ⚾️ Mood ┃ ╱ Level ┃… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version