Which MLB Player had the Highest on Base Percentage in a Season?
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The MLB Player with the highest on base percentage in a season.
The Ten Players who had the highest on base percentage
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.