Year by Year Leaders for Total Bases

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

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

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I just don't know what it would feel like to have a cold - I never had one." - Total Bases Leader (1904, 1907-1909) / Hall of Famer Honus Wagner

Total Bases
Year-by-Year Leaders

'1876 - 2020'

1876 - - - 1876

Ross Barnes

190

Chicago

1877 - - - 1877

Deacon White

145

Boston

1878 - - - 1878

Paul Hines

125

Providence

Joe Start

Chicago

Tom York

Providence

1879 - - - 1879

Paul Hines

197

Providence

1880 - - - 1880

Abner Dalrymple

175

Chicago

1881 - - - 1881

Cap Anson

175

Chicago

1882 - - - 1882

Dan Brouthers

192

Buffalo

1883 - - - 1883

Dan Brouthers

243

Buffalo

1884 - - - 1884

Abner Dalrymple

263

Chicago

1885 - - - 1885

Roger Connor

225

New York

1886 - - - 1886

Dan Brouthers

284

Detroit

1887 - - - 1887

Sam Thompson

279

Detroit

1888 - - - 1888

Jimmy Ryan

283

Chicago

1889 - - - 1889

Jimmy Ryan

297

Chicago

1890 - - - 1890

Mike Tiernan

274

New York

1891 - - - 1891

Harry Stovey

271

Boston

1892 - - - 1892

Dan Brouthers

282

Brooklyn

1893 - - - 1893

Ed Delahanty

347

Philadelphia

1894 - - - 1894

Hugh Duffy

374

Boston

1895 - - - 1895

Sam Thompson

352

Philadelphia

1896 - - - 1896

Jesse Burkett

317

Cleveland

1897 - - - 1897

Nap Lajoie

311

Philadelphia

1898 - - - 1898

Jimmy Collins

286

Boston

1899 - - - 1899

Ed Delahanty

338

Philadelphia

1900 - - - 1900

Honus Wagner

302

Pittsburgh

1901 Nap Lajoie

347

Philadelphia 1901

Jesse Burkett

306

St. Louis

1902 Charlie Hickman

288

Boston 1902

Sam Crawford

256

Cincinnati

Cleveland
1903 Buck Freeman

281

Boston 1903

Ginger Beaumont

272

Pittsburgh

1904 Nap Lajoie

305

Cleveland 1904

Honus Wagner

255

Pittsburgh

1905 George Stone

259

St. Louis 1905

Cy Seymour

325

Cincinnati

1906 George Stone

291

St. Louis 1906

Honus Wagner

237

Pittsburgh

1907 Ty Cobb

283

Detroit 1907

Honus Wagner

264

Pittsburgh

1908 Ty Cobb

276

Detroit 1908

Honus Wagner

308

Pittsburgh

1909 Ty Cobb

296

Detroit 1909

Honus Wagner

242

Pittsburgh

1910 Nap Lajoie

304

Cleveland 1910

Sherry Magee

263

Philadelphia

1911 Ty Cobb

367

Detroit 1911

Frank Schulte

308

Chicago

1912 Joe Jackson

331

Cleveland 1912

Heinie Zimmerman

318

Chicago

1913 Sam Crawford

298

Detroit 1913

Gavvy Cravath

298

Philadelphia

1914 Tris Speaker

287

Boston 1914

Sherry Magee

277

Philadelphia

1915 Ty Cobb

274

Detroit 1915

Gavvy Cravath

266

Philadelphia

1916 Joe Jackson

293

Chicago 1916

Zack Wheat

262

Brooklyn

1917 Ty Cobb

335

Detroit 1917

Rogers Hornsby

253

St. Louis

1918 George Burns

236

Philadelphia 1918

Charlie Hollocher

202

Chicago

1919 Babe Ruth

284

Boston 1919

Hy Myers

223

Brooklyn

1920 George Sisler

399

St. Louis 1920

Rogers Hornsby

329

St. Louis

1921 Babe Ruth

457

New York 1921

Rogers Hornsby

378

St. Louis

1922 Ken Williams

367

St. Louis 1922

Rogers Hornsby

450

St. Louis

1923 Babe Ruth

399

New York 1923

Frankie Frisch

311

New York

1924 Babe Ruth

391

New York 1924

Rogers Hornsby

373

St. Louis

1925 Al Simmons

392

Philadelphia 1925

Rogers Hornsby

381

St. Louis

1926 Babe Ruth

365

New York 1926

Jim Bottomley

305

St. Louis

1927 Lou Gehrig

447

New York 1927

Paul Waner

342

Pittsburgh

1928 Babe Ruth

380

New York 1928

Jim Bottomley

362

St. Louis

1929 Al Simmons

373

Philadelphia 1929

Rogers Hornsby

409

Chicago

1930 Lou Gehrig

419

New York 1930

Chuck Klein

445

Philadelphia

1931 Lou Gehrig

410

New York 1931

Chuck Klein

347

Philadelphia

1932 Jimmie Foxx

438

Philadelphia 1932

Chuck Klein

420

Philadelphia

1933 Jimmie Foxx

403

Philadelphia 1933

Chuck Klein

365

Philadelphia

1934 Lou Gehrig

409

New York 1934

Ripper Collins

369

St. Louis

1935 Hank Greenberg

389

Detroit 1935

Joe Medwick

365

St. Louis

1936 Hal Trosky

405

Cleveland 1936

Joe Medwick

367

St. Louis

1937 Joe DiMaggio

418

New York 1937

Joe Medwick

406

St. Louis

1938 Jimmie Foxx

398

Boston 1938

Johnny Mize

326

St. Louis

1939 Ted Williams

344

Boston 1939

Johnny Mize

353

St. Louis

1940 Hank Greenberg

384

Detroit 1940

Johnny Mize

368

St. Louis

1941 Joe DiMaggio

348

New York 1941

Pete Reiser

299

Brooklyn

1942 Ted Williams

338

Boston 1942

Enos Slaughter

292

St. Louis

1943 Rudy York

301

Detroit 1943

Stan Musial

347

St. Louis

1944 Johnny Lindell

297

New York 1944

Bill Nicholson

317

Chicago

1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss

301

New York 1945

Tommy Holmes

367

Boston

1946 Ted Williams

343

Boston 1946

Stan Musial

366

St. Louis

1947 Ted Williams

335

Boston 1947

Ralph Kiner

361

Pittsburgh

1948 Joe DiMaggio

355

New York 1948

Stan Musial

429

St. Louis

1949 Ted Williams

368

Boston 1949

Stan Musial

382

St. Louis

1950 Walt Dropo

326

Boston 1950

Duke Snider

343

Brooklyn

1951 Ted Williams

295

Boston 1951

Stan Musial

355

St. Louis

1952 Al Rosen

297

Cleveland 1952

Stan Musial

311

St. Louis

1953 Al Rosen

367

Cleveland 1953

Duke Snider

370

Brooklyn

1954 Minnie Minoso

304

Chicago 1954

Duke Snider

378

Brooklyn

1955 Al Kaline

321

Detroit 1955

Willie Mays

382

New York

1956 Mickey Mantle

376

New York 1956

Hank Aaron

340

Milwaukee

1957 Roy Sievers

331

Washington 1957

Hank Aaron

369

Milwaukee

1958 Mickey Mantle

307

New York 1958

Ernie Banks

379

Chicago

1959 Rocky Colavito

301

Cleveland 1959

Hank Aaron

400

Milwaukee

1960 Mickey Mantle

294

New York 1960

Hank Aaron

334

Milwaukee

1961 Roger Maris

366

New York 1961

Hank Aaron

358

Milwaukee

1962 Rocky Colavito

309

Detroit 1962

Willie Mays

382

San Francisco

1963 Dick Stuart

319

Boston 1963

Hank Aaron

370

Milwaukee

1964 Tony Oliva

374

Minnesota 1964

Dick Allen

352

Philadelphia

1965 Zoilo Versalles

308

Minnesota 1965

Willie Mays

360

San Francisco

1966 Frank Robinson

367

Baltimore 1966

Felipe Alou

355

Atlanta

1967 Carl Yastrzemski

360

Boston 1967

Hank Aaron

344

Atlanta

1968 Frank Howard

330

Washington 1968

Billy Williams

321

Chicago

1969 Frank Howard

340

Washington 1969

Hank Aaron

332

Atlanta

1970 Carl Yastrzemski

335

Boston 1970

Billy Williams

373

Chicago

1971 Reggie Smith

302

Boston 1971

Joe Torre

352

St. Louis

1972 Bobby Murcer

314

New York 1972

Billy Williams

348

Chicago

1973 Sal Bando

295

Oakland 1973

Bobby Bonds

341

San Francisco

Dave May Milwaukee
George Scott Milwaukee
1974 Joe Rudi

287

Oakland 1974

Johnny Bench

315

Cincinnati

1975 George Scott

318

Milwaukee 1975

Greg Luzinski

322

Philadelphia

1976 George Brett

298

Kansas City 1976

Mike Schmidt

306

Philadelphia

1977 Jim Rice

382

Boston 1977

George Foster

388

Cincinnati

1978 Jim Rice

406

Boston 1978

Dave Parker

340

Pittsburgh

1979 Jim Rice

369

Boston 1979

Dave Winfield

333

San Diego

1980 Cecil Cooper

335

Milwaukee 1980

Mike Schmidt

342

Philadelphia

1981 Dwight Evans

215

Boston 1981

Mike Schmidt

228

Philadelphia

1982 Robin Yount

367

Milwaukee 1982

Al Oliver

317

Montreal

1983 Jim Rice

344

Boston 1983

Andre Dawson

341

Montreal

1984 Tony Armas

339

Boston 1984

Dale Murphy

332

Atlanta

1985 Don Mattingly

370

New York 1985

Dave Parker

350

Cincinnati

1986 Don Mattingly

388

New York 1986

Dave Parker

304

Cincinnati

1987 George Bell

369

Toronto 1987

Andre Dawson

353

Chicago

1988 Kirby Puckett

358

Minnesota 1988

Andres Galarraga

329

Montreal

1989 Ruben Sierra

344

Texas 1989

Kevin Mitchell

345

San Francisco

1990 Cecil Fielder

339

Detroit 1990

Ryne Sandberg

344

Chicago

1991 Cal Ripken, Jr.

368

Baltimore 1991

Will Clark

303

San Francisco

Terry Pendleton

Atlanta

1992 Kirby Puckett

313

Minnesota 1992

Gary Sheffield

323

San Diego

1993 Ken Griffey, Jr.

359

Seattle 1993

Barry Bonds

365

San Francisco

1994 Albert Belle

294

Cleveland 1994

Jeff Bagwell

300

Houston

1995 Albert Belle

377

Cleveland 1995

Dante Bichette

359

Colorado

1996 Alex Rodriguez

379

Seattle 1996

Ellis Burks

392

Colorado

1997 Ken Griffey, Jr.

393

Seattle 1997

Larry Walker

409

Colorado

1998 Albert Belle

399

Chicago 1998

Sammy Sosa

416

Chicago

1999 Shawn Green

361

Toronto 1999

Sammy Sosa

397

Chicago

2000 Carlos Delgado

378

Toronto 2000

Todd Helton

405

Colorado

2001 Alex Rodriguez

393

Texas 2001

Sammy Sosa

425

Chicago

2002 Alex Rodriguez

389

Texas 2002

Vladimir Guerrero

364

Montreal

2003 Vernon Wells

373

Toronto 2003

Albert Pujols

394

St. Louis

2004 Vladimir Guerrero

366

Anaheim 2004

Albert Pujols

389

St. Louis

2005 Mark Teixeira

370

Texas 2005

Derrek Lee

393

Chicago

2006 David Ortiz

355

Boston 2006

Ryan Howard

383

Philadelphia

2007 Alex Rodriguez

376

New York 2007

Matt Holliday

386

Colorado

2008 Miguel Cabrera

331

Detroit 2008

Albert Pujols

342

St. Louis

Josh Hamilton Texas
2009 Mark Teixeira

344

New York 2009

Albert Pujols

374

St. Louis

2010 Jose Bautista

351

Toronto 2010

Carlos Gonzalez

351

Colorado

2011 Jacoby Ellsbury

364

Boston 2011

Matt Kemp

353

Los Angeles

2012 Miguel Cabrera

377

Detroit 2012

Ryan Braun

356

Milwaukee

2013 Chris Davis

370

Baltimore 2013

Paul Goldschmidt

332

Arizona

2014 Mike Trout

338

Los Angeles 2014

Giancarlo Stanton

299

Miami

2015 Josh Donaldson

352

Toronto 2015

Nolan Arenado

354

Colorado

2016 Mookie Betts

359

Boston 2016

Nolan Arenado

352

Colorado

2017 Jose Abreu

343

Chicago 2017

Charlie Blackmon

387

Colorado

2018 J.D. Martinez

358

Boston 2018

Christian Yelich

343

Milwaukee

2019 Rafael Devers

359

Boston 2019

Cody Bellinger

351

Los Angeles

2020 Jose Abreu

148

Chicago 2020

Marcell Ozuna

145

Atlanta

Current Through 2020 Season
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baseball almanac fast facts

Hank Aaron had fifteen seasons where he collected more than three-hundred total bases, the most three-hundred total base seasons by any player — ever.

Did you know that Lou Gehrig had five seasons where he collected over four-hundred total bases, the most four-hundred total base seasons by any player — ever?

The 1921 mark of four-hundred fifty-seven total bases set by Babe Ruth is the Major League record for most total bases during a single season .

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