Barry Bonds, the all-time leader in intentional bases on balls.

In baseball, an intentional base on balls, usually referred to as an intentional walk and denoted in baseball scorekeeping by IBB, is a base on balls (walk) issued to a batter by a pitcher with the intent of removing the batter's opportunity to swing at the pitched ball. A pitch that is intentionally thrown far outside the strike zone for this purpose is referred to as an intentional ball. Since the 2017 season, intentional bases on balls are issued to the hitter at the discretion of a manager.

Barry Bonds[1][2] is the all-time leader in intentional bases on balls with 688 career intentional walks. Bonds is the only player to be intentionally walked more than 400 times. Joey Votto is fifty-ninth all-time and the active leader with 147 career intentional bases on balls.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career intentional walks. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2024 IBBs) Number of intentional walks hit during the 2024 Major League Baseball season.
IBB Total career intentional walks
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List

Joey Votto, the active leader and 59th all-time in career intentional bases on balls.
Rank Player (2024 IBBs) IBB
1 Barry Bonds 688
2 Albert Pujols 316
3 Stan Musial* 298
4 Hank Aaron* 293
5 Willie McCovey* 260
6 Vladimir Guerrero* 250
7 Ken Griffey Jr.* 246
8 Ted Williams* 243
9 Miguel Cabrera 238
10 George Brett* 229
11 Willie Stargell* 227
12 Eddie Murray* 222
13 Frank Robinson* 218
14 Manny Ramirez 216
15 Willie Mays* 214
16 David Ortiz* 209
17 Tony Gwynn* 203
18 Ernie Banks* 202
19 Mike Schmidt* 201
20 Rusty Staub 193
21 Carl Yastrzemski* 190
22 Chili Davis 188
Ted Simmons* 188
24 Harold Baines* 187
25 Carlos Delgado 186
26 Todd Helton* 185
27 Billy Williams* 182
28 Ichiro Suzuki 181
29 Wade Boggs* 180
30 Chipper Jones* 177
31 Jim Thome* 173
32 Rafael Palmeiro 172
Dave Winfield* 172
34 Fred McGriff* 171
35 Dave Parker 170
36 Frank Thomas* 168
37 Roberto Clemente* 167
Pete Rose 167
39 Prince Fielder 164
Reggie Jackson* 164
41 Lance Berkman 160
Harmon Killebrew* 160
43 Dale Murphy 159
44 Adrián González 158
45 John Olerud 157
46 Jeff Bagwell* 155
Will Clark 155
48 Orlando Cepeda* 154
Ryan Howard 154
Duke Snider* 154
Rank Player (2024 IBBs) IBB
Sammy Sosa 154
52 Ernie Lombardi* 153
53 Luis Gonzalez 150
Mark McGwire 150
Johnny Mize* 150
Tony Pérez* 150
57 Mickey Mantle* 148
Tim Raines* 148
59 Joey Votto (0) 147
60 Mike Piazza* 146
61 Joe Mauer* 145
62 Rod Carew* 144
Garry Templeton 144
Mo Vaughn 144
65 Andre Dawson* 143
66 José Cruz 142
Ted Kluszewski 142
Eddie Mathews* 142
69 Darrell Evans 141
70 Boog Powell 140
71 Dick Allen 138
72 Don Mattingly 136
73 Johnny Bench* 135
Frank Howard 135
75 Jimmie Foxx* 133
Freddie Freeman (7) 133
Al Kaline* 133
78 Robin Ventura 132
79 Bill Nicholson 131
Tony Oliva* 131
Darryl Strawberry 131
82 Keith Hernandez 130
Gary Sheffield 130
84 Ron Fairly 129
Al López* 129
86 Bobby Bonilla 128
Bryce Harper (8) 128
Mel Ott* 128
89 Jack Clark 127
Joe Torre* 127
91 Ken Singleton 125
92 Lou Brock* 124
93 Leo Cárdenas 122
Adam Dunn 122
95 Bill Madlock 121
96 Brooks Robinson* 120
Mike Trout (1) 120
98 Víctor Martínez 119
Tim McCarver 119
Al Oliver 119

Notes

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

References

  1. ^ "Barry Bonds Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  2. ^ Jensen, Don. "Barry Bonds Bio". Society For American Baseball Research. Retrieved August 1, 2021.