Who Has The Most Caught Stealing In MLB Baseball History?
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The Players Who Have Been Caught Stealing The Most
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Stealing a base is an art form, but so is throwing that base runner out, as it takes good chemistry and timing between a pitcher and catcher to prevent an extra 90 feet gained. Most of the players who have been caught stealing the most in baseball history happen to be some of the best base stealers the game has seen. It’s a law of averages. Also, half of the players on this list are in the baseball hall of fame. Get Free MLB Picks and MLB Predictions all season long for every game at Sports Chat Place
Here are the players who have been caught stealing the most in MLB baseball history.
1. Rickey Henderson, 335 - Rickey Henderson led the league in caught steals five times in his career, but he’s also the all-time leading base stealer with 1,406 to his name. When you attempt that many stolen bases, you’re going to get thrown out a few times.
2. Lou Brock, 307 - Lou Brock led the league in caught steals seven times out of a 19-year career, but he also topped 50 stolen bases 12 times. Not as efficient as Henderson, but there’s no doubt Brock was one of the best base stealers in league history.
3. Brett Butler, 257 - Brett Butler was caught stealing at least 20 times in six of his 17 years and led the league three times in caught stealing. There were 12 seasons Butler was caught stealing double-digit times.
4. Ty Cobb, 212 - Ty Cobb is on this list and there’s many seasons where the caught stealing numbers weren’t tracked, so he could certainly be higher. Cobb led the league in caught stealing three times and was caught 89 times from 1912 to 1915.
5. Maury Wills, 208 - From 1961 to 1969, Maury Wills led the league in caught stealing seven times and he was caught at least 15 times in seven of his 14 years. Wills was caught stealing 171 times with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is a franchise record.
6. Juan Pierre, 203 - Juan Pierre led the league in caught stealing in seven of his 14 years, which includes every season from 2003 to 2006. Pierre led the league three times in both stolen bases and caught stealing.
7. Bert Campaneris, 199 - Bert Campaneris is what happens when you’re a base stealer and play baseball for 19 years. Campaneris led the league in caught stealing three times and is second all-time on the Oakland A’s franchise record with 157 caught steals.
8. Eddie Collins, 195 - Eddie Collins was caught stealing 20-plus times in five of his 25 years and led the league twice in caught steals, the same two years he also led the league in stolen bases.
9. Rod Carew, 187 - Rod Carew never led the league in caught stealing, but he played 19 years and was aggressive on the bases. Carew was caught stealing double-digit times in six of those seasons and is second all-time in Minnesota Twins history with 123 caught stealing.
10. Otis Nixon, 186 - Otis Nixon was caught stealing double-digit times in 11 of his 17 seasons and led the league in caught stealing in 1995 with 21.