In baseball statistics, the term times on base, also abbreviated as TOB, is the cumulative total number of times a batter has reached base as a result of hits, walks and hit by pitches. This statistic does not include times reaching first by way of error, dropped third strike, fielder's obstruction or a fielder's choice, making this statistic somewhat of a misnomer. TOB is used in the official statistic on-base percentage, which is the ratio of TOB to AB+SF+BB+HBP (this is occasionally erroneously simplified to number of total plate appearances, which includes uncommon situations that do not affect one's on-base percentage, such as a sacrifice bunt).

Times on base leaders in Major League Baseball

Career (as of the end of the 2017 season)

Further information: List of Major League Baseball career times on base leaders

  1. Pete Rose – 5929
  2. Barry Bonds – 5599
  3. Ty Cobb – 5532
  4. Rickey Henderson – 5343
  5. Carl Yastrzemski – 5304
  6. Stan Musial – 5282
  7. Hank Aaron – 5205
  8. Tris Speaker – 4998
  9. Babe Ruth – 4978
  10. Eddie Collins – 4891

Single-season

  1. Babe Ruth, Yankees (1923) – 379
  2. Barry Bonds, Giants (2004) – 376
  3. Ted Williams, Red Sox (1949) – 358
  4. Barry Bonds, Giants (2002) – 356
  5. Billy Hamilton, Phillies (1894) – 355
  6. Babe Ruth, Yankees (1921) – 353
  7. Babe Ruth, Yankees (1924) – 346
  8. Ted Williams, Red Sox (1947) – 345
  9. Lou Gehrig, Yankees (1936) -342
  10. Wade Boggs, Red Sox (1988) – 342
  11. Barry Bonds, Giants (2001) – 342

Single game

Three players have had 9 TOB in a single game:[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Batting Game Finder: From 1908 to 2018, (requiring TOB>=8), sorted by greatest TOB". Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 17, 2018.