Single Season Leaders for Bases on Balls / Walks Allowed

Other than giving up the long ball, the quickest way for a manager to pull their starting pitcher from the mound is giving up the base on balls a few too many times. The walk has decided not a few games, not a couple hundred games, but literally thousands of games over the course of Major League history. Listed below are the pitchers who gave up the most walks during a single season on the mound and a bold faced entry denotes that the player was active during the previous Major League season.

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"The starting times are different all over. Twilight games, night games, day games, night double-headers, day double-headers, it ruins your diet." - Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Feller (#14 Ranked Single Season Base on Balls Leader)

Base on Balls
Single Season Leaders

'Top 500'

Amos Rusie 289 1890 New York Giants NL 1
Mark Baldwin 274 1889 Columbus Colts AA 2
Amos Rusie 267 1892 New York Giants NL 3
Amos Rusie 262 1891 New York Giants NL 4
Mark Baldwin 249 1890 Chicago Pirates PL 5
Jack Stivetts 232 1891 St. Louis Browns AA 6
Mark Baldwin 227 1891 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 7
Phil Knell 226 1891 Columbus Colts AA 8
Bob Barr 219 1890 Rochester Rochesters AA 9
Amos Rusie 218 1893 New York Giants NL 10
Cy Seymour 213 1898 New York Giants NL 11
Gus Weyhing 212 1889 Philadelphia Athletics AA 12
Ed Crane 210 1890 New York Giants PL 13
Bob Feller 208 1938 Cleveland Indians AL 14
Toad Ramsey 207 1886 Louisville Colonels AA 15
Elton Chamberlain 206 1891 Philadelphia Athletics AA 16
Mike Morrison 205 1887 Cleveland Blues AA 17
Henry Gruber 204 1890 Cleveland Infants PL 18
Nolan Ryan 204 1977 California Angels AL
John Clarkson 203 1889 Boston Beaneaters NL 20
Ed Crane 203 1891 Cincinnati Reds NL
Cincinnati Porkers AA
Nolan Ryan 202 1974 California Angels AL 22
Bert Cunningham 201 1890 Buffalo Bisons PL 23
Philadelphia Quakers PL
Amos Rusie 200 1894 New York Giants NL 24
Bill Hutchison 199 1890 Chicago Colts NL 25
Mark Baldwin 194 1892 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 26
Bob Feller 194 1941 Cleveland Indians AL
Bobo Newsom 192 1938 St. Louis Browns AL 28
Theodore Breitenstein 191 1894 St. Louis Browns NL 29
Bill Hutchison 190 1892 Chicago Colts NL 30
Ed Crane 189 1892 New York Giants NL 31
Tony Mullane 189 1893 Baltimore Orioles NL
Cincinnati Reds NL
Kid Gleason 187 1893 St. Louis Browns NL 33
Tony Mullane 187 1891 Cincinnati Reds NL
Ed Beatin 186 1890 Cleveland Spiders NL 35
Sam Jones 185 1955 Chicago Cubs NL 36
Tom Vickery 184 1890 Philadelphia Phillies NL 37
Nolan Ryan 183 1976 California Angels AL 38
Frank Killen 182 1892 Washington Senators NL 39
Matt Kilroy 182 1886 Baltimore Orioles AA
Bob Harmon 181 1911 St. Louis Cardinals NL 41
Willie McGill 181 1893 Chicago Colts NL
Bob Turley 181 1954 Baltimore Orioles AL
Tommy Byrne 179 1949 New York Yankees AL 44
Jack Stivetts 179 1890 St. Louis Browns AA
Gus Weyhing 179 1890 Brooklyn Wonders PL
Theodore Breitenstein 178 1895 St. Louis Browns NL 47
Bill Hutchison 178 1891 Chicago Colts NL
Bob Turley 177 1955 New York Yankees AL 49
George Hemming 176 1893 Louisville Colonels NL 50
Phenomenal Smith 176 1887 Baltimore Orioles AA
Bump Hadley 171 1932 Chicago White Sox AL 52
St. Louis Browns AL
Silver King 171 1892 New York Giants NL
Jouett Meekin 171 1894 New York Giants NL
Jack Stivetts 171 1892 Boston Beaneaters NL
Elton Chamberlain 170 1892 Cincinnati Reds NL 56
Cy Seymour 170 1899 New York Giants NL
Ed Stein 170 1894 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Brickyard Kennedy 168 1893 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL 59
Willie McGill 168 1891 Cincinnati Porkers AA
St. Louis Browns AA
Elmer Myers 168 1916 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Gus Weyhing 168 1892 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Bill Daley 167 1890 Boston Red Stockings PL 63
Kid Gleason 167 1890 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Bobo Newsom 167 1937 Boston Red Sox AL
Washington Senators AL
Cinders O'Brien 167 1889 Cleveland Spiders NL
Toad Ramsey 167 1887 Louisville Colonels AA
Gus Weyhing 167 1887 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Chick Fraser 166 1896 Louisville Colonels NL 69
Phil Knell 166 1890 Philadelphia Quakers PL
Sadie McMahon 166 1890 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Tony Mullane 166 1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Dan Casey 165 1890 Syracuse Stars AA 73
Elton Chamberlain 165 1889 St. Louis Browns AA
Kid Gleason 165 1891 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Weldon Wyckoff 165 1915 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Earl Moore 164 1911 Philadelphia Phillies NL 77
Phil Niekro 164 1977 Atlanta Braves NL
Cy Seymour 164 1897 New York Giants NL
George Haddock 163 1892 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL 80
Silver King 163 1890 Chicago Pirates PL
Mickey Welch 163 1886 New York Giants NL
Nolan Ryan 162 1973 California Angels AL 83
Johnny Vander Meer 162 1943 Cincinnati Reds NL
Kid Carsey 161 1891 Washington Senators AA 85
Hank O'Day 161 1890 New York Giants PL
John Sowders 161 1890 Brooklyn Wonders PL
Gus Weyhing 161 1891 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Tommy Byrne 160 1950 New York Yankees AL 89
George Hemming 159 1894 Baltimore Orioles NL 90
Louisville Colonels NL
Marty O'Toole 159 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Amos Rusie 159 1895 New York Giants NL
Joe Coleman 158 1974 Detroit Tigers AL 93
Bert Cunningham 157 1888 Baltimore Orioles AA 94
Pink Hawley 157 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Matt Kilroy 157 1887 Baltimore Orioles AA
Grover Lowdermilk 157 1915 Detroit Tigers AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Nolan Ryan 157 1972 California Angels AL
Theodore Breitenstein 156 1893 St. Louis Browns NL 99
Ed Doheny 156 1899 New York Giants NL
Duke Esper 156 1893 Washington Senators NL
Bill Hutchison 156 1893 Chicago Colts NL
Sadie McMahon 156 1893 Baltimore Orioles NL
Bill Hill 155 1896 Louisville Colonels NL 104
John Clarkson 154 1891 Boston Beaneaters NL 105
Herb Score 154 1955 Cleveland Indians AL
Bob Feller 153 1946 Cleveland Indians AL 107
Sam McDowell 153 1971 Cleveland Indians AL
Bill Donovan 152 1901 Brooklyn Superbas NL 109
Randy Johnson 152 1991 Seattle Mariners AL
Kid Gleason 151 1892 St. Louis Browns NL 111
Tim Keefe 151 1889 New York Giants NL
J.R. Richard 151 1976 Houston Astros NL
Tommy Byrne 150 1951 New York Yankees AL 114
St. Louis Browns AL
Ed Stein 150 1892 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Dixie Davis 149 1920 St. Louis Browns AL 116
Chick Fraser 149 1905 Boston Beaneaters NL
George Haddock 149 1890 Buffalo Bisons PL
Pink Hawley 149 1894 St. Louis Browns NL
Brickyard Kennedy 149 1897 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Brickyard Kennedy 149 1894 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Sadie McMahon 149 1891 Baltimore Orioles AA
Bobo Newsom 149 1934 St. Louis Browns AL
Al Schulz 149 1915 Buffalo Buffeds FL
Mickey Welch 149 1889 New York Giants NL
Theodore Breitenstein 148 1892 St. Louis Browns NL 126
Bill Hart 148 1897 St. Louis Browns NL
John Keefe 148 1890 Syracuse Stars AA
Nolan Ryan 148 1978 California Angels AL
Vic Willis 148 1898 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jersey Bakley 147 1890 Cleveland Infants PL 131
John Ewing 147 1889 Louisville Colonels AA
Vern Kennedy 147 1936 Chicago White Sox AL
Orval Overall 147 1905 Cincinnati Reds NL
Phenomenal Smith 147 1888 Baltimore Orioles AA
Philadelphia Athletics AA
Bob Lemon 146 1950 Cleveland Indians AL 136
Bobo Newsom 146 1936 Washington Senators AL
Bill Stoneman 146 1971 Montreal Expos NL
Mickey Welch 146 1884 New York Gothams NL
Frank Dwyer 145 1891 Cincinnati Porkers AA 140
Milwaukee Brewers AA
Sadie McMahon 145 1892 Baltimore Orioles NL
Gus Weyhing 145 1893 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Dave Foutz 144 1886 St. Louis Browns AA 143
Randy Johnson 144 1992 Seattle Mariners AL
Silver King 144 1891 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Al Maul 144 1893 Washington Senators NL
Togie Pittinger 144 1904 Boston Beaneaters NL
Bill Stemmyer 144 1886 Boston Beaneaters NL
Ken Chase 143 1940 Washington Senators AL 149
George Keefe 143 1889 Washington Senators NL
Togie Pittinger 143 1903 Boston Beaneaters NL
Bobby Witt 143 1986 Texas Rangers AL
Mark Baldwin 142 1893 New York Giants NL 153
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Bob Feller 142 1939 Cleveland Indians AL
Frank Foreman 142 1891 Washington Senators AA
Paul Foytack 142 1956 Detroit Tigers AL
Matt Kilroy 142 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Ed Beatin 141 1889 Cleveland Spiders NL 158
Bert Cunningham 141 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Bump Hadley 141 1933 St. Louis Browns AL
Bill Hart 141 1896 St. Louis Browns NL
Tom Lovett 141 1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Phil Marchildon 141 1947 Philadelphia Athletics AL
J.R. Richard 141 1978 Houston Astros NL
Larry Cheney 140 1914 Chicago Cubs NL 165
John Clarkson 140 1890 Boston Beaneaters NL
George Cobb 140 1892 Baltimore Orioles NL
Bill Hutchison 140 1894 Chicago Colts NL
Frank Killen 140 1893 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Phil Marchildon 140 1942 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Al Mays 140 1886 New York Metropolitans AA
Jouett Meekin 140 1893 Washington Senators NL
Ed Seward 140 1887 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Bobby Witt 140 1987 Texas Rangers AL
Cy Young 140 1891 Cleveland Spiders NL
George Earnshaw 139 1930 Philadelphia Athletics AL 176
Danny Friend 139 1896 Chicago Colts NL
Johnny Lindell 139 1953 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Theodore Breitenstein 138 1896 St. Louis Browns NL 179
Billy Crowell 138 1887 Cleveland Blues AA
Bert Cunningham 138 1891 Baltimore Orioles AA
George Keefe 138 1890 Buffalo Bisons PL
Gene Krapp 138 1911 Cleveland Naps AL
George Mullin 138 1905 Detroit Tigers AL
Vic Raschi 138 1949 New York Yankees AL
Allie Reynolds 138 1950 New York Yankees AL
J.R. Richard 138 1975 Houston Astros NL
Lee Viau 138 1891 Cleveland Spiders NL
Sugar Cain 137 1933 Philadelphia Athletics AL 189
Frank Foreman 137 1889 Baltimore Orioles AA
Hal Gregg 137 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
George Haddock 137 1891 Boston Red Stockings AA
Bob Lemon 137 1949 Cleveland Indians AL
Doc McJames 137 1897 Washington Senators NL
Hal Newhouser 137 1941 Detroit Tigers AL
Billy Pierce 137 1950 Chicago White Sox AL
Jim Shaw 137 1914 Washington Senators AL
Steve Carlton 136 1974 Philadelphia Phillies NL 198
Ed Crane 136 1889 New York Giants NL
Hank Gastright 136 1891 Columbus Colts AA
Al Mamaux 136 1916 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Al Mays 136 1887 New York Metropolitans AA
Tom Seaton 136 1913 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Lee Viau 136 1889 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Hank Gastright 135 1890 Columbus Colts AA 205
Bill Hart 135 1895 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Doc McJames 135 1896 Washington Senators NL
Monte Pearson 135 1936 New York Yankees AL
Steve Renko 135 1971 Montreal Expos NL
Herm Wehmeier 135 1950 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bill Wight 135 1948 Chicago White Sox AL
John Kirby 134 1886 St. Louis Maroons NL 212
Mel Parnell 134 1949 Boston Red Sox AL
Chick Fraser 133 1897 Louisville Colonels NL 214
Bob Harmon 133 1910 St. Louis Cardinals NL
George Pechiney 133 1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Old Hoss Radbourn 133 1887 Boston Beaneaters NL
Adonis Terry 133 1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Mike Torrez 133 1975 Baltimore Orioles AL
John Clarkson 132 1892 Boston Beaneaters NL 220
Cleveland Spiders NL
Chuck Estrada 132 1961 Baltimore Orioles AL
Chick Fraser 132 1901 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Kirby Higbe 132 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Sam McDowell 132 1965 Cleveland Indians AL
Nolan Ryan 132 1975 California Angels AL
Early Wynn 132 1952 Cleveland Indians AL
Lefty Grove 131 1925 Philadelphia Athletics AL 227
Phil Marchildon 131 1948 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Sam McDowell 131 1970 Cleveland Indians AL
George Mullin 131 1904 Detroit Tigers AL
Adonis Terry 131 1895 Chicago Colts NL
Mickey Welch 131 1885 New York Giants NL
Steve Barber 130 1961 Baltimore Orioles AL 233
Bullet Joe Bush 130 1916 Philadelphia Athletics AL
King Cole 130 1910 Chicago Cubs NL
Wes Ferrell 130 1931 Cleveland Indians AL
Brickyard Kennedy 130 1896 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Monte Pearson 130 1934 Cleveland Indians AL
Allie Reynolds 130 1945 Cleveland Indians AL
Bill Singer 130 1973 California Angels AL
Grover Alexander 129 1911 Philadelphia Phillies NL 241
Ed Daily 129 1890 Brooklyn Gladiators AA
Louisville Colonels AA
New York Giants NL
Dick Drott 129 1957 Chicago Cubs NL
Roy Golden 129 1911 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Bill Hutchison 129 1895 Chicago Colts NL
Alex Kellner 129 1949 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Bob Lemon 129 1948 Cleveland Indians AL
Tom Lovett 129 1891 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Bill Magee 129 1898 Louisville Colonels NL
Herb Score 129 1956 Cleveland Indians AL
Luis Tiant 129 1969 Cleveland Indians AL
Jersey Bakley 128 1888 Cleveland Blues AA 252
Sugar Cain 128 1934 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Jim Clancy 128 1980 Toronto Blue Jays AL
Nig Cuppy 128 1894 Cleveland Spiders NL
Jose DeJesus 128 1991 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Red Ehret 128 1894 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Eric Erickson 128 1920 Washington Senators AL
Togie Pittinger 128 1902 Boston Beaneaters NL
Jeff Tesreau 128 1914 New York Giants NL
Bob Turley 128 1958 New York Yankees AL
Joe Coleman 127 1949 Philadelphia Athletics AL 262
Jesse Duryea 127 1889 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Bob Feller 127 1947 Cleveland Indians AL
Vic Frazier 127 1931 Chicago White Sox AL
Bump Hadley 127 1934 St. Louis Browns AL
John Healy 127 1890 Toledo Maumees AA
Jim Hughes 127 1975 Minnesota Twins AL
Jack Kramer 127 1939 St. Louis Browns AL
Ed Lafitte 127 1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops FL
Jouett Meekin 127 1896 New York Giants NL
Tony Mullane 127 1892 Cincinnati Reds NL
Cinders O'Brien 127 1891 Boston Red Stockings AA
Doc Scanlan 127 1906 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Ferdie Schupp 127 1920 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Ed Seward 127 1888 Philadelphia Athletics AA
Jack Stivetts 127 1894 Boston Beaneaters NL
Adonis Terry 127 1894 Chicago Colts NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Charlie Buffinton 126 1890 Philadelphia Quakers PL 279
Ed Correa 126 1986 Texas Rangers AL
Bill Hallahan 126 1930 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Charlie Hough 126 1988 Texas Rangers AL
Jouett Meekin 126 1892 Louisville Colonels NL
Washington Senators NL
Win Mercer 126 1894 Washington Senators NL
Bobo Newsom 126 1939 Detroit Tigers AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Tom Parrott 126 1894 Cincinnati Reds NL
Elmer Smith 126 1887 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Adonis Terry 126 1889 Brooklyn Bridegrooms AA
Lefty Tyler 126 1912 Boston Braves NL
Johnny Vander Meer 126 1941 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bill Bailey 125 1915 Baltimore Terrapins FL 291
Chicago Whales FL
Clay Bryant 125 1938 Chicago Cubs NL
Will Calihan 125 1890 Rochester Rochesters AA
Matt Clement 125 2000 San Diego Padres NL
George Earnshaw 125 1929 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Jack Easton 125 1890 Columbus Colts AA
Bill James 125 1915 Detroit Tigers AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Silver King 125 1889 St. Louis Browns AA
Fred Klobedanz 125 1897 Boston Beaneaters NL
Ted Lewis 125 1897 Boston Beaneaters NL
Carl Morton 125 1970 Montreal Expos NL
Russ Ortiz 125 1999 San Francisco Giants NL
Nap Rucker 125 1908 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Kid Carsey 124 1893 Philadelphia Phillies NL 304
Cliff Curtis 124 1910 Boston Doves NL
John D'Acquisto 124 1974 San Francisco Giants NL
Jimmy DeShong 124 1937 Washington Senators AL
Howard Ehmke 124 1920 Detroit Tigers AL
Vean Gregg 124 1913 Cleveland Naps AL
Bill Hoffer 124 1895 Baltimore Orioles NL
Charlie Hough 124 1987 Texas Rangers AL
Vern Kennedy 124 1937 Chicago White Sox AL
Vern Kennedy 124 1939 Detroit Tigers AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Bob Lemon 124 1951 Cleveland Indians AL
Mickey McDermott 124 1950 Boston Red Sox AL
Willie Mitchell 124 1914 Cleveland Naps AL
Chan Ho Park 124 2000 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Billy Rhines 124 1891 Cincinnati Reds NL
Virgil Trucks 124 1949 Detroit Tigers AL
Fernando Valenzuela 124 1987 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
Johnny Vander Meer 124 1948 Cincinnati Reds NL
Bob Veale 124 1964 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Jim Bibby 123 1973 St. Louis Cardinals NL 323
Texas Rangers AL
Theodore Breitenstein 123 1898 Cincinnati Reds NL
Sugar Cain 123 1935 Philadelphia Athletics AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Dixie Davis 123 1921 St. Louis Browns AL
George Haddock 123 1889 Washington Senators NL
Kirby Higbe 123 1939 Chicago Cubs NL
Philadelphia Phillies NL
Brickyard Kennedy 123 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Gene Krapp 123 1915 Buffalo Buffeds FL
Mark Langston 123 1986 Seattle Mariners AL
Sam McDowell 123 1967 Cleveland Indians AL
Earl Moseley 123 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers FL
Frank Mountain 123 1883 Columbus Colts AA
Allie Reynolds 123 1949 New York Yankees AL
Allie Reynolds 123 1947 New York Yankees AL
Jim Shaw 123 1917 Washington Senators AL
Bill Stoneman 123 1969 Montreal Expos NL
Wilson Alvarez 122 1993 Chicago White Sox AL 339
Steve Arlin 122 1972 San Diego Padres NL
Mark Baldwin 122 1887 Chicago White Stockings NL
Rex Barney 122 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Bo Belinsky 122 1962 Los Angeles Angels AL
Vern Bickford 122 1950 Boston Braves NL
Bill Carrick 122 1899 New York Giants NL
Wes Ferrell 122 1937 Boston Red Sox AL
Washington Senators AL
Lefty Gomez 122 1936 New York Yankees AL
Pink Hawley 122 1895 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Kirby Higbe 122 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Byron Houck 122 1913 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Vern Kennedy 122 1940 St. Louis Browns AL
Sam Leever 122 1899 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Mickey Lolich 122 1969 Detroit Tigers AL
Kid Madden 122 1887 Boston Beaneaters NL
Walt Masterson 122 1948 Washington Senators AL
Doc McJames 122 1899 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Roy Moore 122 1921 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Mickey Welch 122 1890 New York Giants NL
Charlie Buffinton 121 1889 Philadelphia Phillies NL 359
Bob Buhl 121 1957 Milwaukee Braves NL
Nig Cuppy 121 1892 Cleveland Spiders NL
Duke Esper 121 1891 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Chuck Estrada 121 1962 Baltimore Orioles AL
Kirby Higbe 121 1940 Philadelphia Phillies NL
George Kahler 121 1912 Cleveland Naps AL
Al Mattern 121 1910 Boston Doves NL
Andy Messersmith 121 1971 California Angels AL
Earl Moore 121 1910 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Tony Mullane 121 1887 Cincinnati Red Stockings AA
Kid Nichols 121 1894 Boston Beaneaters NL
Kid Nichols 121 1892 Boston Beaneaters NL
Don Schwall 121 1962 Boston Red Sox AL
Mike Sullivan 121 1894 Cleveland Spiders NL
Washington Senators NL
Mike Torrez 121 1979 Boston Red Sox AL
Charlie Buffinton 120 1891 Boston Red Stockings AA 375
Pete Dowling 120 1898 Louisville Colonels NL
Al Downing 120 1964 New York Yankees AL
Hal Gregg 120 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Mark Gubicza 120 1987 Kansas City Royals AL
Randy Johnson 120 1990 Seattle Mariners AL
Clay Kirby 120 1970 San Diego Padres NL
Hugh Mulcahy 120 1938 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Phil Niekro 120 1985 New York Yankees AL
Henry Porter 120 1886 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Henry Porter 120 1888 Kansas City Blues AA
Henry Schmidt 120 1903 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Tom Seaton 120 1915 Brooklyn Tip-Tops FL
Newark Peppers FL
Elam Vangilder 120 1923 St. Louis Browns AL
Joe Boehling 119 1915 Washington Senators AL 389
Tommy Bridges 119 1932 Detroit Tigers AL
John Clarkson 119 1888 Boston Beaneaters NL
Tony Cloninger 119 1965 Milwaukee Braves NL
Jack Coombs 119 1911 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Howard Ehmke 119 1923 Boston Red Sox AL
Wes Ferrell 119 1936 Boston Red Sox AL
Bob Gibson 119 1961 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Henry Gruber 119 1891 Cleveland Spiders NL
Bill Hill 119 1898 Cincinnati Reds NL
Charlie Hough 119 1990 Texas Rangers AL
Jay Hughes 119 1899 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Frank Killen 119 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Al Leiter 119 1996 Florida Marlins NL
Johnny Lush 119 1906 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Lee Meadows 119 1916 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Jimmy Ring 119 1925 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Ed Stein 119 1893 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL
Jeff Tesreau 119 1913 New York Giants NL
Bob Veale 119 1965 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Bob Veale 119 1967 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Brandon Webb 119 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
Jack Wilson 119 1937 Boston Red Sox AL
Early Wynn 119 1959 Chicago White Sox AL
Rube Benton 118 1912 Cincinnati Reds NL 413
Rube Bressler 118 1915 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Lou Brissie 118 1949 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Kid Carsey 118 1895 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Pete Dowling 118 1901 Cleveland Blues AL
Milwaukee Brewers AL
Bob Feller 118 1940 Cleveland Indians AL
Rip Hagerman 118 1914 Cleveland Naps AL
John Healy 118 1886 St. Louis Maroons NL
Guy Hecker 118 1886 Louisville Colonels AA
Bill James 118 1914 Boston Braves NL
Al Javery 118 1944 Boston Braves NL
Mark Langston 118 1984 Seattle Mariners AL
Phil Marchildon 118 1941 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Ed Morris 118 1886 Pittsburgh Alleghenys AA
Van Mungo 118 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Bobo Newsom 118 1941 Detroit Tigers AL
Kid Nichols 118 1893 Boston Beaneaters NL
Red Ruffing 118 1929 Boston Red Sox AL
Babe Ruth 118 1916 Boston Red Sox AL
Carl Scheib 118 1949 Philadelphia Athletics AL
George Uhle 118 1926 Cleveland Indians AL
Bill Voiselle 118 1944 New York Giants NL
Earl Whitehill 118 1931 Detroit Tigers AL
Floyd Youmans 118 1986 Montreal Expos NL
Cy Young 118 1892 Cleveland Spiders NL
Stan Bahnsen 117 1973 Chicago White Sox AL 438
Lou Brissie 117 1950 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Bullet Joe Bush 117 1923 New York Yankees AL
George Caster 117 1938 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Elton Chamberlain 117 1887 Louisville Colonels AA
Dad Clarkson 117 1894 St. Louis Browns NL
Hardie Henderson 117 1886 Baltimore Orioles AA
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
Hardie Henderson 117 1885 Baltimore Orioles AA
Bill Hutchison 117 1889 Chicago White Stockings NL
Bill Kennedy 117 1948 Cleveland Indians AL
St. Louis Browns AL
Willard Mains 117 1891 Cincinnati Porkers AA
Milwaukee Brewers AA
Willie McGill 117 1894 Chicago Colts NL
Win Mercer 117 1896 Washington Senators NL
Cy Morgan 117 1910 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Hank O'Day 117 1888 Washington Senators NL
Emmett O'Neill 117 1945 Boston Red Sox AL
Jerry Reuss 117 1973 Houston Astros NL
Charlie Root 117 1927 Chicago Cubs NL
Pete Schneider 117 1917 Cincinnati Reds NL
Pete Schneider 117 1918 Cincinnati Reds NL
Park Swartzel 117 1889 Kansas City Blues AA
Herm Wehmeier 117 1949 Cincinnati Reds NL
Vic Willis 117 1899 Boston Beaneaters NL
Wade Blasingame 116 1965 Milwaukee Braves NL 461
Buster Brown 116 1911 Boston Rustlers NL
Tony Cloninger 116 1966 Atlanta Braves NL
Larry Corcoran 116 1884 Chicago White Stockings NL
Bob Feller 116 1948 Cleveland Indians AL
Bob Harmon 116 1912 St. Louis Cardinals NL
Hardie Henderson 116 1884 Baltimore Orioles AA
Monte Kennedy 116 1946 New York Giants NL
Clay Kirby 116 1972 San Diego Padres NL
Frank Lary 116 1956 Detroit Tigers AL
Slim Love 116 1918 New York Yankees AL
Jack Lynch 116 1886 New York Metropolitans AA
Charlie McCullough 116 1890 Brooklyn Gladiators AA
Syracuse Stars AA
Lefty Mills 116 1938 St. Louis Browns AL
Al Milnar 116 1941 Cleveland Indians AL
Mel Parnell 116 1953 Boston Red Sox AL
Vic Raschi 116 1950 New York Yankees AL
Rich Robertson 116 1996 Minnesota Twins AL
Amos Rusie 116 1889 Indianapolis Hoosiers NL
Dick Ruthven 116 1974 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Nolan Ryan 116 1971 New York Mets NL
Doc Scanlan 116 1910 Brooklyn Superbas NL
Harry Staley 116 1889 Pittsburgh Alleghenys NL
Gus Weyhing 116 1894 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Steve Barber 115 1967 Baltimore Orioles AL 485
New York Yankees AL
Tommy Bridges 115 1936 Detroit Tigers AL
Ron Bryant 115 1973 San Francisco Giants NL
Harry Byrd 115 1953 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Dan Casey 115 1887 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Ken Chase 115 1941 Washington Senators AL
Jack Coombs 115 1910 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Joe Corbett 115 1897 Baltimore Orioles NL
Hooks Dauss 115 1915 Detroit Tigers AL
Red Ehret 115 1889 Louisville Colonels AA
Red Ehret 115 1893 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Dick Fowler 115 1949 Philadelphia Athletics AL
Hank Gastright 115 1893 Boston Beaneaters NL
Pittsburgh Pirates NL
Tom Hughes 115 1901 Chicago Orphans NL
Sam Jones 115 1956 Chicago Cubs NL
Gene Krapp 115 1914 Buffalo Buffeds FL 500
Roxie Lawson 115 1937 Detroit Tigers AL
Van Mungo 115 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers NL
Gaylord Perry 115 1973 Cleveland Indians AL
Duane Pillette 115 1951 St. Louis Browns AL
Jimmy Ring 115 1923 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Red Ruffing 115 1932 New York Yankees AL
Herb Score 115 1959 Cleveland Indians AL
Jack Stivetts 115 1893 Boston Beaneaters NL
Adonis Terry 115 1886 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers AA
John Thornton 115 1891 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Mike Torrez 115 1973 Montreal Expos NL
Bucky Walters 115 1936 Philadelphia Phillies NL
Carlos Zambrano 115 2006 Chicago Cubs NL
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The most recent "active" pitchers to break into the top one-hundred (100) single season leaders for bases on balls were Phil Niekro and Nolan Ryan , who both made the chart last during the 1977 season.

Did you know that Nolan Ryan first appears on this top one-hundred (100) single season leaders for bases on balls chart tied for eighteenth with Henry Gruber , but still remains the all-time record holder for career base on balls allowed?

Do you believe the record of two-hundred eighty-nine (289) walks in a season will ever be broken? Will the modern Major League manager ever allow it to happen? Is Amos Rusie's record a lock — forever? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever .

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