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

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. Albert Pujols[3] is second all-time and the active leader with 315 career intentional bases on balls and the only other player to be intentionally walked over 300 times.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career intentional walks. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2021 IBBs) Number of intentional walks hit during the 2021 Major League Baseball season.
IBB Total career intentional walks
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List

Albert Pujols, the active leader and second all-time in career intentional bases on balls.
Albert Pujols, the active leader and second all-time in career intentional bases on balls.
Rank Player (2021 IBBs) IBB
1 Barry Bonds 688
2 Albert Pujols (3) 315
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 (0) 235
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 (2021 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 Mike Piazza * 146
Joey Votto (5) 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
Al Kaline * 133
77 Robin Ventura 132
78 Bill Nicholson 131
Tony Oliva 131
Darryl Strawberry 131
81 Keith Hernandez 130
Gary Sheffield 130
83 Ron Fairly 129
Al López * 129
85 Bobby Bonilla 128
Mel Ott * 128
87 Jack Clark 127
Joe Torre * 127
89 Ken Singleton 125
90 Lou Brock * 124
91 Leo Cárdenas 122
Adam Dunn 122
93 Bill Madlock 121
94 Brooks Robinson * 120
95 Víctor Martínez 119
Tim McCarver 119
Al Oliver 119
98 Johnny Edwards 118
99 Ron Cey 117
Del Crandall 117
Larry Walker * 117

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.
  3. ^ "Albert Pujols Career Stats". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 1, 2021.