Most Consecutive Stolen Bases

Vince Coleman

Vince Coleman over the course of approximately a year, in 1988 and 1989, stole 50 consecutive bases without being thrown out. In 2006 and 2007, Ichiro Suzuki stole 45 consecutive bases without being thrown out. These are the only two players who have reached this plateau of consecutive steals. Lou Brock achieved 50+ stolen bases […]

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 […]

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 […]