Which MLB Player had the Highest on Base Percentage in a Season?

Which MLB Player had the Highest on Base Percentage in a Season? Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB Player with the highest on base percentage in a season.

The Ten Players who had the highest on base percentage

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Baseball is all about getting on base, and there have been some MLB players who have been elite about that. Let’s take a look at the ten players with the highest on base percentage in a single season. Come back all season long for free picks on every MLB game at Sports Chat Place.

10.Babe Ruth -.5156 on-base percentage


During the 1926 season with the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth had an on-base percentage of .5156. During that season Ruth hit 47 home runs. 

9.Billy Hamilton .5209 on-base percentage

Have to go all the way back to 1894 for ninth place on this list. Billy Hamilton had an on-base percentage of .5209 during that season. During that season Hamilton scored 198 runs.

8.Ted Williams -.5256 on-base percentage

One of Ted Williams best season came late in his career. In 1957, Williams finished with a .5256 on-base percentage. 

7.Barry Bonds .5291 on-base percentage

During the 2003 season, Barry Bonds finished with a .5291 on-base percentage. During that season Bonds had 43 home runs. 

6.Babe Ruth .5319 on-base percentage

During the 1920 season, Ruth had .5139 on-base percentage. He had 54 home runs and driven in 135 RBI’s. 

5.Babe Ruth .5445 on-base percentage

Babe Ruth had a .5445 during the 1923 season. During that season Ruth scored 151 runs. 

4.John McGraw -.5475 on-base percentage

Back in 1899, John McGraw had an on-base percentage .5475. During that season McGraw had 140 runs. 

3.Ted Williams -.5528 on-base percentage

In Ted Williams' third season in the league, he had a .5528 on-base percentage. He scored 135 runs and 37 home runs.

2.Barry Bonds .5817 on-base percentage

Barry Bonds had a .5817 on-base percentage during the 2002 season. During that season he had a stunning 198 walks. 

1.Barry Bonds .6094 on-base percentage

The best season all-time in terms of on-base percentage was in 2004 by Barry Bonds. During that season he had 232 walks and 45 home runs. For someone to beat his record it's going to take a special season with very little slip-ups. 


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