• The 130+ Walk Clubs

    Posted by on November 26th, 2012 · Comments (1)

    Batters with seasons where they had at least 130 walks:

    Rk Yrs From To Age
    1 Babe Ruth 9 1920 1932 25-37 Ind. Seasons
    2 Barry Bonds 8 1996 2007 31-42 Ind. Seasons
    3 Ted Williams 7 1941 1954 22-35 Ind. Seasons
    4 Eddie Yost 4 1950 1959 23-32 Ind. Seasons
    5 Eddie Stanky 3 1945 1950 29-34 Ind. Seasons
    6 Mark McGwire 2 1998 1999 34-35 Ind. Seasons
    7 Jeff Bagwell 2 1996 1999 28-31 Ind. Seasons
    8 Frank Thomas 2 1991 1995 23-27 Ind. Seasons
    9 Jack Clark 2 1987 1989 31-33 Ind. Seasons
    10 Harmon Killebrew 2 1967 1969 31-33 Ind. Seasons
    11 Ferris Fain 2 1949 1950 28-29 Ind. Seasons
    12 Lou Gehrig 2 1935 1936 32-33 Ind. Seasons
    13 Jose Bautista 1 2011 2011 30-30 Ind. Seasons
    14 Brian Giles 1 2002 2002 31-31 Ind. Seasons
    15 Jason Giambi 1 2000 2000 29-29 Ind. Seasons
    16 Gary Sheffield 1 1996 1996 27-27 Ind. Seasons
    17 Tony Phillips 1 1993 1993 34-34 Ind. Seasons
    18 Joe Morgan 1 1975 1975 31-31 Ind. Seasons
    19 Willie McCovey 1 1970 1970 32-32 Ind. Seasons
    20 Frank Howard 1 1970 1970 33-33 Ind. Seasons
    21 Jim Wynn 1 1969 1969 27-27 Ind. Seasons
    22 Mickey Mantle 1 1957 1957 25-25 Ind. Seasons
    23 Ralph Kiner 1 1951 1951 28-28 Ind. Seasons
    24 Eddie Joost 1 1949 1949 33-33 Ind. Seasons
    25 Bob Elliott 1 1948 1948 31-31 Ind. Seasons
    26 Roy Cullenbine 1 1947 1947 33-33 Ind. Seasons
    27 Jimmy Sheckard 1 1911 1911 32-32 Ind. Seasons
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 11/26/2012.

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    Is it safe to say that Ruth, Bonds and Williams were the most feared batters in baseball history?

    Comments on The 130+ Walk Clubs

    1. Ricketson
      November 26th, 2012 | 8:15 pm

      The numbers certainly indicate the three were the most feared hitters of all-time. Interestingly, it looks as if almost half of the players date from the late 1980s…

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