Harry Hooper, the all-time leader in fielding errors as a right fielder.
Harry Hooper, the all-time leader in fielding errors as a right fielder.

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.

A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field. Right field is the area of the outfield to the right of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9.

Harry Hooper is the all-time leader in errors committed by a right fielder with 144 career. Dave Parker is second all-time with 134 career errors at right field. Only fourteen right fielders have committed more than 100 career errors at the position.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career errors committed. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2021 Es) Number of errors committed during the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
E as RF Total career errors committed as a right fielder.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

List

Justin Upton, the active leader in fielding errors by a right fielder and tied for 74th all-time.
Justin Upton, the active leader in fielding errors by a right fielder and tied for 74th all-time.
Rank Player (2021 Es) E as RF
1 Harry Hooper * 144
2 Dave Parker 134
3 Roberto Clemente * 131
Paul Waner * 131
5 Reggie Jackson * 126
6 Vladimir Guerrero * 125
7 Ross Youngs * 116
8 Sammy Sosa 111
9 Harry Heilmann * 109
10 Chuck Klein * 107
11 Bruce Campbell 104
Tommy Griffith 104
13 Sam Rice * 101
Curt Walker 101
15 Wally Moses 99
16 George Browne 96
17 Rusty Staub 95
Jack Tobin 95
19 Gavvy Cravath 93
20 Sam Crawford * 92
21 Hank Aaron * 88
Mel Ott * 88
23 John Titus 87
24 Rubén Sierra 86
25 Babe Herman 85
26 Babe Ruth * 84
27 Elmer Flick * 77
28 Bobby Abreu 71
Barry Bonds 71
Dixie Walker 71
31 Steve Evans 68
32 José Guillén 67
Mike Mitchell 67
34 Harry Lumley 66
35 Roy Johnson 65
Raúl Mondesí 65
Tim Salmon 65
Chief Wilson 65
39 Frank Schulte 64
40 Willie Keeler * 63
Bill Nicholson 63
Casey Stengel * 63
Claudell Washington 63
44 Dave Winfield * 62
45 Jeromy Burnitz 61
Shano Collins 61
Jermaine Dye 61
Al Kaline * 61
49 Dwight Evans 60
Max Flack 60
51 Carl Furillo 59
Jackie Jensen 59
Bing Miller 59
Rank Player (2021 Es) E as RF
Danny Moeller 59
Tony Oliva 59
56 Cozy Dolan 58
Billy Southworth * 58
Darryl Strawberry 58
59 Jesse Barfield 57
Ty Cobb * 57
Bob Meusel 57
Red Murray 57
63 Pete Fox 56
Tony Gwynn * 56
Enos Slaughter * 56
Homer Summa 56
67 Rocky Colavito 55
68 Elmer Valo 54
69 Elmer Smith 53
70 Tom Brunansky 52
Mike Davis 52
72 Wally Post 51
Socks Seybold 51
74 Rob Deer 50
Ival Goodman 50
Eddie Murphy 49
Ken Singleton 50
Justin Upton (0) 50
79 Mark Whiten 49
80 Jay Bruce 48
Johnny Callison 48
Shoeless Joe Jackson 48
Dave Robertson 48
Braggo Roth 48
85 Wilbur Good 47
Danny Green 47
Gene Moore 47
Reggie Smith 47
Larry Walker * 47
90 Harold Baines * 46
Jack Clark 46
Shawn Green 46
93 Kiki Cuyler * 45
Dan Ford 45
Jeff Francoeur 45
Lance Richbourg 45
George Watkins 45
Earl Webb 45
Glenn Wilson 45
100 Al Cowens 44
Doc Gessler 44
Paul O'Neill 44
Magglio Ordóñez 44
Giancarlo Stanton (0) 44
Danny Tartabull 44
Gee Walker 44

Notes

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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