Jesse "The Crab" Burkett of St. Louis at South Side Park in 1903.

Most Inside-The-Park Homers

Jesse "The Crab" Burkett of St. Louis at South Side Park in 1903.

Jesse “The Crab” Burkett of St. Louis at South Side Park in 1903.

Hall of Famer Jesse Burkett holds the top career spot for most inside-the-park homers with 55. Next is Sam Crawford with 52, followed by Ty Cobb and Tommy Leach with 49 each. Honus Wagner, generally considered the best all-around player of the first quarter of the 20th century, is next with 43, followed by the superb center fielder, Tris Speaker, with 40.

The common denominator among these stars was their line drive approach to hitting plus their speed and excellent base running ability.