Stealing Home Base Records

Major League Baseball Records for Stealing Home Base

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for stealing home plate — including career stealing home base records, single season stealing home base records and game related stealing home base records.

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Stealing Home Base

Major League Baseball Records for Stealing Home Base

Most Steals of Home
In A Career
AL
Detroit
50
Philadelphia
4
NL
Pittsburgh
31
33
Brooklyn
2
Most Steals of Home
In A Season
AL
Detroit
8
1912
NL
Brooklyn
7
1946
Most Steals of Home
In A Game
AL
Chicago
2
Philadelphia
09-06-1913
Cleveland
08-11-1912
Cleveland
New York
08-15-1912
NL
New York
2
09-18-1911
Boston
St. Louis
09-30-1907
Philadelphia
07-20-1912
Chicago
06-28-1910
Pittsburgh
06-20-1901
Stealing Home Base Records | Research by Baseball Almanac, Inc.
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Stealing home plate is NOT an officially recorded statistic so research into this unusual feat is still considered on-going. Here is a list of players who had at least ten documented steals of home during their career:

Have you ever seen a player steal home? Have you seen one steal home purely on speed? Take a moment and tell other fans about this unique feat on Baseball Fever .

The last National League player to steal second, then third, then home plate during the same inning was Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres on August 16, 2017 . The last American League player to steal second, then third, then home plate during the same inning was Mallex Smith of the Seattle Mariners on May 27, 2019 . The career record for these larcenous occurrences are four in the American League by Ty Cobb , and four in the National League by Honus Wagner .

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