Baseball is a game of bases. When you go up to bat, your goal is to tag as many bases as you can without getting an out. At the most basic level, you can measure a player’s total offensive output by his total bases plus walks plus stolen bases.
So which baseball players were the most productive in history? Here are the top ten, with (Total Bases+Walks+Stolen Bases=TOTAL)
- Barry Bonds (5976+2558+514=9048)
- Hank Aaron (6856+1402+240=8498)
- Rickey Henderson (4588+2190+1406=8184)
- Ty Cobb (5854+1249+897=8000)
- Babe Ruth (5793+2062+123=7978)
- Willie Mays (6066+1464+338=7868)
- Stan Musial (6134+1599+78=7811)
- Carl Yastrzemski (5539+1845+168=7552)
- Pete Rose (5752+1566+198=7516)
- Alex Rodriguez (5813+1338+329=7480)
With Alex Rodriguez’s recent retirement, none of these players are currently active.