Times on base

In baseball statistics, the term times on base, also abbreviated as TOB, is the cumulative total number of times a batter has reached base as a result of hits, walks and hit by pitches. This statistic does not include times reaching first by way of error, dropped third strike, fielder's obstruction or a fielder's choice, making this statistic somewhat of a misnomer.

Times on base leaders in Major League Baseball

Career (as of the end of the 2017 season)

  1. Pete Rose – 5929
  2. Barry Bonds – 5599
  3. Ty Cobb – 5532
  4. Rickey Henderson – 5343
  5. Carl Yastrzemski – 5304
  6. Stan Musial – 5282
  7. Hank Aaron – 5205
  8. Tris Speaker – 4998
  9. Babe Ruth – 4978
  10. Eddie Collins – 4891


  1. Babe Ruth, Yankees (1923) – 379
  2. Barry Bonds, Giants (2004) – 376
  3. Ted Williams, Red Sox (1949) – 358
  4. Barry Bonds, Giants (2002) – 356
  5. Billy Hamilton, Phillies (1894) – 355
  6. Babe Ruth, Yankees (1921) – 353
  7. Babe Ruth, Yankees (1924) – 346
  8. Ted Williams, Red Sox (1947) – 345
  9. Lou Gehrig, Yankees (1936) -342
  10. Wade Boggs, Red Sox (1988) – 342
  11. Barry Bonds, Giants (2001) – 342

Single game

Three players have had 9 TOB in a single game:[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Batting Game Finder: From 1908 to 2018, (requiring TOB>=8), sorted by greatest TOB". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 17, 2018.

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$100,000 infield

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Baseball historian Bill James rated the 1914 edition of the $100,000 infield the greatest infield of all time, and also ranked the 1912 and 1913 editions in the top five all time. The $100,000 infield helped the Athletics win four American League championships in five years—1910, 1911, 1913 and 1914—and win the World Series in 1910, 1911 and 1913. The group was broken up after losing the 1914 World Series as a result of the financial pressures resulting from the emergence of the Federal League. Two members—Collins and Baker—have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Smith was an All-Star for two seasons. In 1955, he batted .306 and led the American League (AL) in four categories: 154 games played, 725 plate appearances, 294 times on base, and 123 runs scored. In 1993, Smith was enshrined in the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame of Ohio.

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He helped the Bridegrooms win the 1889 American Association Pennant and the 1890 National League Pennant.

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List of Major League Baseball career times on base leaders

In baseball statistics, the term times on base, also abbreviated as TOB, is the cumulative total number of times a batter has reached base as a result of hits, walks and hit by pitches. This statistic does not include times reaching first by way of error, dropped third strike, fielder's obstruction or a fielder's choice, making this statistic somewhat of a misnomer.

Pete Rose is the all-time leader, being on base 5,929 times in his career. Barry Bonds (5,599), Ty Cobb (5,532), Rickey Henderson (5,343), Carl Yastrzemski (5,304), Stan Musial (5,282), and Hank Aaron (5,205) are the only other players to be on base more than 5,000 times.

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By factoring in only hits, walks and times hit by pitch, OBP does not credit the batter for reaching base due to fielding errors or decisions, as it does not increase when the batter reaches base due to fielding error, fielder's choice, dropped/uncaught third strike, fielder's obstruction, or catcher's interference.

On-base percentage is added to slugging average to determine on-base plus slugging (OPS). The on-base percentage of all batters faced by one pitcher or team is referred to as on-base against.

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