Single Season Outfield Assist Record

Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein, the strong-throwing right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, has the Major League record for assists by an outfielder in a single season (since 1893, the beginning of “modern-day” professional baseball). In 1930, Klein was credited with 44 assists from the outfield. The only outfielder with 50 assists in a season is the Chicago […]

Sliding Billy Hamilton: The First Great Run Producer

Sliding Bill Hamilton

During the 1890s, “Sliding Billy” Hamilton drew fans by the thousands to watch his exploits on the baseball field. Hugh Nicol and Jim Fogarty, brilliant base runners, were about to retire, and along comes Hamilton to inject the next level of base running into the game. On offense, he was a one-man wrecking crew, wreaking […]

Mike “King” Kelly: First of the American Baseball Legends

King Kelly

Mike “King” Kelly was the most popular player of the 19th century. In fact, he was the best known American of his time. He was handsome, projected charisma, and played the game with a natural flair for the dramatic. He was the single most important reason that women became attracted to baseball. Before Kelly, very […]

Greatest Players of All-Time Series–Position Players: Base Stealing/Base Running

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Here is a list of the top base stealers/base runners of all-time. We have used a formula that compares, era to era, a composite of base stealing and base running. The list has been pared down to the top 24 pictured below (click on the thumbnail to enlarge each picture). Hope you enjoy!   Players […]