List of Major League Baseball annual fielding errors leaders

The following is a list of annual leaders in fielding errors in Major League Baseball (MLB), with separate lists for the American League and the National League. The list also includes several professional leagues and associations that were never part of MLB.

In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.

Herman Long is the all-time leader in errors, committing 1,096 in his career. Long and Billy Shindle hold the record for most fielding errors in a season, with Long committing 122 errors in 1889, and Shindle committing 122 errors the following year in 1890. Adrián Beltré is the active leader in fielding errors, leading the league once in 1999.

American League

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1901 Bill Keister Baltimore Orioles 97
1902 Billy Gilbert Baltimore Orioles 78
1903 John Gochnaur Cleveland Naps 98
1904 Freddy Parent Boston Americans 63
1905 Joe Cassidy
Freddy Parent
Washington Senators
Boston Americans
66
1906 Freddy Parent Boston Americans 59
1907 George Rohe Chicago White Sox 55
1908 Neal Ball New York Yankees 81
1909 Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 71
1910 Jack Barry Philadelphia Athletics 63
1911 Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 75
1912 Buck Weaver Chicago White Sox 71
1913 Buck Weaver Chicago White Sox 70
1914 Buck Weaver Chicago White Sox 59
1915 Doc Lavan St. Louis Browns 75
1916 Whitey Witt Philadelphia Athletics 78
1917 Swede Risberg Chicago White Sox 61
1918 Doc Lavan Washington Senators 57
1919 Howie Shanks Washington Senators 57
1920 Wally Gerber St. Louis Browns 52
1921 Frank O'Rourke Washington Senators 55
1922 Joe Sewell Cleveland Indians 52
1923 Joe Sewell Cleveland Indians 59
1924 Bill Barrett Chicago White Sox 45
1925 Ike Davis Chicago White Sox 53
1926 Mark Koenig New York Yankees 52
1927 Mark Koenig New York Yankees 47
1928 Red Kress St. Louis Browns 55
1929 Joe Cronin Washington Senators 62
1930 Red Kress St. Louis Browns 51
1931 Jim Levey St. Louis Browns 58
1932 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 49
1933 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 55
1934 Billy Werber Boston Red Sox 43
1935 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 39
1936 Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 43
1937 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 49
1938 Frankie Crosetti
Buddy Lewis
New York Yankees
Washington Senators
47
1939 Jim Tabor Boston Red Sox 40
1940 Johnny Berardino St. Louis Browns 42
1941 Al Brancato Philadelphia Athletics 61
1942 Vern Stephens St. Louis Browns 42
1943 Irv Hall
Joe Hoover
John Sullivan
Philadelphia Athletics
Detroit Tigers
Washington Senators
41
1944 John Sullivan Washington Senators 50
1945 Cass Michaels Chicago White Sox 47
1946 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 39
1947 Eddie Lake Detroit Tigers 43
1948 Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 35
1949 Sam Dente Washington Senators 35
1950 Sam Dente Washington Senators 34
1951 Ray Boone
Johnny Lipon
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
33
1952 Bobby Ávila
Ray Boone
Eddie Joost
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Athletics
28
1953 Pete Runnels Washington Senators 26
1954 Milt Bolling Boston Red Sox 33
1955 Willy Miranda Baltimore Orioles 34
1956 Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 35
1957 Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 30
1958 Don Buddin Boston Red Sox 31
1959 Don Buddin Boston Red Sox 35
1960 Chico Fernández Detroit Tigers 34
1961 Dick Howser Kansas City Athletics 38
1962 Dick McAuliffe Detroit Tigers 30
1963 Pete Ward Chicago White Sox 38
1964 Dick McAuliffe Detroit Tigers 32
1965 Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins 39
1966 Jim Fregosi
Zoilo Versalles
California Angels
Minnesota Twins
35
1967 Bert Campaneris
Zoilo Versalles
Kansas City Athletics
Minnesota Twins
30
1968 Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics 34
1969 Jackie Hernández Kansas City Royals 33
1970 Tommy Harper
Gene Michael
Milwaukee Brewers
New York Yankees
28
1971 Paul Schaal Kansas City Royals 28
1972 Danny Thompson Minnesota Twins 32
1973 Rudy Meoli
Paul Schaal
California Angels
Kansas City Royals
30
1974 Dave Chalk California Angels 34
1975 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 44
1976 Toby Harrah Texas Rangers 37
1977 Alan Bannister Chicago White Sox 40
1978 Butch Hobson Boston Red Sox 43
1979 Alfredo Griffin Toronto Blue Jays 36
1980 Alfredo Griffin Toronto Blue Jays 37
1981 Alfredo Griffin Toronto Blue Jays 31
1982 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 32
1983 U L Washington Kansas City Royals 36
1984 Julio Franco Cleveland Indians 36
1985 Julio Franco Cleveland Indians 36
1986 Dale Sveum Milwaukee Brewers 30
1987 Rey Quiñones Seattle Mariners 25
1988 Steve Lyons Chicago White Sox 29
1989 Félix Fermín Cleveland Indians 26
1990 Edgar Martínez Seattle Mariners 27
1991 Carlos Baerga Cleveland Indians 27
1992 Gregg Jefferies
Mark Lewis
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians
26
1993 Dean Palmer Texas Rangers 29
1994 Dean Palmer Texas Rangers 22
1995 Joey Cora Seattle Mariners 23
1996 José Valentín Milwaukee Brewers 37
1997 Dave Hollins Anaheim Angels 29
1998 Mike Caruso Chicago White Sox 35
1999 Greg Norton Chicago White Sox 27
2000 José Valentín Chicago White Sox 36
2001 Shane Halter Detroit Tigers 26
2002 Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 25
2003 Ángel Berroa Kansas City Royals 24
2004 Ángel Berroa Kansas City Royals 28
2005 Édgar Rentería Boston Red Sox 30
2006 Carlos Guillén Detroit Tigers 28
2007 Jason Bartlett Minnesota Twins 26
2008 Yuniesky Betancourt Seattle Mariners 21
2009 Orlando Cabrera Oakland Athletics
Minnesota Twins
25
2010 Cliff Pennington Oakland Athletics 25
2011 Mark Reynolds Baltimore Orioles 31
2012 Asdrúbal Cabrera
Alcides Escobar
Trevor Plouffe
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
19
2013 Alexei Ramírez Chicago White Sox 22
2014 Josh Donaldson Oakland Athletics 23
2015 Marcus Semien Oakland Athletics 35
2016 Rougned Odor
Kyle Seager
Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners
22
2017 Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox 28
2018 Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox 24

National League

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1876 Nat Hicks New York Mutuals 94
1877 Joe Battin
George Wright
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Boston Red Stockings
55
1878 Joe Quest Indianapolis Blues 60
1879 John Peters Chicago White Stockings 71
1880 Pop Smith Cincinnati Reds 89
1881 Deacon White Buffalo Bisons 70
1882 Arthur Irwin Worcester Ruby Legs 78
1883 Bob Ferguson
Ned Williamson
Sam Wise
Philadelphia Quakers
Chicago White Stockings
Boston Beaneaters
88
1884 Roger Connor New York Gothams 96
1885 Tom Burns Chicago White Stockings 96
1886 Jimmy Knowles Washington Nationals 81
1887 Sam Wise Boston Beaneaters 81
1888 John Montgomery Ward New York Giants 86
1889 Al Myers Washington Nationals
Philadelphia Quakers
96
1890 Doggie Miller Pittsburgh Alleghenys 82
1891 Ed McKean Cleveland Spiders 91
1892 Herman Long Boston Beaneaters 102
1893 Joe Sullivan Washington Senators 102
1894 Charlie Irwin Chicago Colts 91
1895 Bill Dahlen Chicago Colts 91
1896 Gene DeMontreville Washington Senators 97
1897 Gene DeMontreville Washington Senators 91
1898 Monte Cross Philadelphia Phillies 93
1899 Monte Cross St. Louis Cardinals 90
1900 Charlie Hickman New York Giants 87
1901 Bobby Wallace St. Louis Cardinals 66
1902 Otto Krueger St. Louis Cardinals 75
1903 Rudy Hulswitt Philadelphia Phillies 81
1904 Ed Abbaticchio Boston Beaneaters 78
1905 Ed Abbaticchio Boston Beaneaters 75
1906 Mickey Doolan Philadelphia Phillies 66
1907 Ed Holly St. Louis Cardinals 64
1908 Al Bridwell New York Giants 55
1909 Tom Downey Cincinnati Reds 62
1910 Bill Sweeney Boston Doves 66
1911 Arnold Hauser St. Louis Cardinals 56
1912 Art Fletcher New York Giants 53
1913 Mickey Doolan
Bob Fisher
Philadelphia Phillies
Brooklyn Superbas
52
1914 Rabbit Maranville Boston Braves 65
1915 Ollie O'Mara Brooklyn Robins 78
1916 Dave Bancroft Philadelphia Phillies 60
1917 Larry Kopf Cincinnati Reds 68
1918 Dave Bancroft Philadelphia Phillies 64
1919 Rabbit Maranville Boston Braves 53
1920 Ivy Olson Brooklyn Robins 54
1921 Ivy Olson Brooklyn Robins 56
1922 Dave Bancroft New York Giants 62
1923 George Grantham Chicago Cubs 55
1924 Travis Jackson New York Giants 58
1925 Heinie Sand Philadelphia Phillies 60
1926 Heinie Sand Philadelphia Phillies 55
1927 Doc Farrell Boston Braves 58
1928 Doc Farrell Boston Braves 51
1929 Charlie Gelbert St. Louis Cardinals 46
1930 Tommy Thevenow Philadelphia Phillies 56
1931 Dick Bartell Philadelphia Phillies 42
1932 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 46
1933 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 46
1934 Mark Koenig Cincinnati Reds 48
1935 Lonny Frey Brooklyn Dodgers 44
1936 Lonny Frey Brooklyn Dodgers 62
1937 Rabbit Warstler Boston Bees 49
1938 Rabbit Warstler Boston Bees 49
1939 Billy Myers Cincinnati Reds 42
1940 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 52
1941 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 47
1942 Eddie Joost Cincinnati Reds 50
1943 Whitey Wietelmann Boston Braves 40
1944 Don Johnson Chicago Cubs 47
1945 Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 41
1946 Billy Cox Pittsburgh Pirates 39
1947 Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 31
1948 Roy Smalley, Jr. Chicago Cubs 34
1949 Roy Smalley, Jr. Chicago Cubs 39
1950 Roy Smalley, Jr. Chicago Cubs 51
1951 Alvin Dark New York Giants 45
1952 Granny Hamner Philadelphia Phillies 38
1953 Granny Hamner Philadelphia Phillies 37
1954 Alvin Dark New York Giants 36
1955 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates 32
1956 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates 34
1957 Daryl Spencer New York Giants 37
1958 Daryl Spencer San Francisco Giants 34
1959 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates 29
1960 Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 40
1961 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates 32
1962 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates 38
1963 Andre Rodgers Chicago Cubs 35
1964 Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 41
1965 Jim Ray Hart San Francisco Giants 34
1966 Sonny Jackson Houston Astros 37
1967 Dick Allen
Sonny Jackson
Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Astros
35
1968 Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs 33
1969 Tony Pérez Cincinnati Reds 32
1970 Tony Pérez Cincinnati Reds 35
1971 Enzo Hernández
Chris Speier
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
33
1972 Bill Russell Los Angeles Dodgers 34
1973 Derrel Thomas San Diego Padres 37
1974 Bill Russell Los Angeles Dodgers 39
1975 Darrell Evans Atlanta Braves 36
1976 Darrel Chaney Atlanta Braves 37
1977 Bill Almon San Diego Padres 41
1978 Garry Templeton St. Louis Cardinals 40
1979 Garry Templeton St. Louis Cardinals 34
1980 Enos Cabell
Garry Templeton
Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals
29
1981 Rafael Ramirez Atlanta Braves 30
1982 Rafael Ramirez Atlanta Braves 38
1983 Rafael Ramirez Atlanta Braves 39
1984 Joel Youngblood San Francisco Giants 37
1985 Rafael Ramirez Atlanta Braves 32
1986 Shawon Dunston Chicago Cubs 32
1987 Keith Moreland Chicago Cubs 28
1988 Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates 32
1989 Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates 35
1990 Howard Johnson New York Mets 28
1991 Howard Johnson New York Mets 31
1992 José Offerman Los Angeles Dodgers 42
1993 José Offerman Los Angeles Dodgers 37
1994 Andújar Cedeño Houston Astros 23
1995 José Offerman Los Angeles Dodgers 35
1996 Walt Weiss Colorado Rockies 30
1997 Mark Grudzielanek Montreal Expos 32
1998 Mark Grudzielanek Montreal Expos
Los Angeles Dodgers
33
1999 Adrián Beltré
Ed Sprague, Jr.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
29
2000 Desi Relaford Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres
31
2001 Phil Nevin San Diego Padres 27
2002 Orlando Cabrera Montreal Expos 29
2003 Aramis Ramírez Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
33
2004 Chad Tracy Arizona Diamondbacks 26
2005 Chad Tracy
David Wright
Arizona Diamondbacks
New York Mets
24
2006 Felipe Lopez Cincinnati Reds
Washington Nationals
28
2007 Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 26
2008 Mark Reynolds Arizona Diamondbacks 35
2009 Mark Reynolds Arizona Diamondbacks 24
2010 Ian Desmond Washington Nationals 34
2011 Starlin Castro Chicago Cubs 29
2012 Pedro Álvarez
Starlin Castro
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
27
2013 Pedro Álvarez Pittsburgh Pirates 27
2014 Pedro Álvarez Pittsburgh Pirates 25
2015 Ian Desmond Washington Nationals 27
2016 Eugenio Suárez Cincinnati Reds 23
2017 Orlando Arcia
Dansby Swanson
Milwaukee Brewers
Atlanta Braves
20
2018 José Peraza Cincinnati Reds 22
Herman Long Baseball
Herman Long, the all-time leader in fielding errors.

National League

American Association

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1882 Bill Gleason St. Louis Brown Stockings 85
1883 Cub Stricker Philadelphia Athletics 95
1884 Billy Geer
Cub Stricker
Brooklyn Atlantics
Philadelphia Athletics
81
1885 Tom McLaughlin Louisville Colonels 88
1886 Frank Fennelly Cincinnati Red Stockings 117
1887 Bill McClellan
Ed McKean
Brooklyn Grays
Cleveland Blues
105
1888 Frank Fennelly Cincinnati Red Stockings 106
1889 Herman Long Kansas City Cowboys 122
1890 Frank Scheibeck Toledo Maumees 92
1891 Jim Canavan Milwaukee Brewers 113

National Association

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1871 Harry Schafer Boston Red Stockings 59
1872 John Radcliff Baltimore Canaries 74
1873 Bob Ferguson Brooklyn Atlantics 110
1874 Jim Holdsworth Philadelphia White Stockings 98
1875 Nat Hicks New York Mutuals 81

Union Association

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1884 Lou Say Kansas City Cowboys 102

Player's League

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1890 Billy Shindle Philadelphia Athletics 122

Federal League

Year Player Team(s) Errors
1914 Jimmy Esmond Indianapolis Hoosiers 67
1915 Jimmy Smith Chicago Whales 70

References

Mark Reynolds (baseball)

Mark Andrew Reynolds (born August 3, 1983) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, and two stints with the Rockies. A right-hander both when batting and throwing, Reynolds has gained attention for his frequent and long home runs, high strikeout totals, and defensive versatility, having been primarily a third baseman before transitioning to first base while playing for the Orioles.

The Diamondbacks drafted Reynolds in the 16th round of the 2004 MLB draft from the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia, with whom he played mainly shortstop. In the minor leagues, he played second base, third base, shortstop, and left field. He broke out in 2006 with Lancaster and Tennessee, batting .318 with 31 home runs (HR) and 98 runs batted in (RBIs) in 106 games. With the Diamondbacks in 2009, he established career highs in HRs (44), RBIs (102), stolen bases (24), and runs scored (98).

Known for his extreme statistical output, Reynolds displays prodigious power-hitting, record-breaking strikeout totals, and high error totals. Between 2009 and 2011, he finished with top ten home run totals and at bats per home run rates. In 2009, he set the all-time record for most strikeouts among batters in a season. He also holds two other of the ten-highest single-season strikeout totals (211 and 204), and led the league in strikeouts in four consecutive seasons. As of 2018, he led all active major league ballplayers in career strikeouts, with 1,870.

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