Who holds the record for most intentional walks? (2023)

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How many times was Mark McGwire intentionally walked?

“We have belief in our pitchers.” Mark McGwire, the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who was intentionally walked 150 times in his 16-season career, thinks a strong era for pitching, especially the emergence of strikeout-heavy relief specialists, has been a major factor.

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How many times did Barry Bonds get intentionally walked?

Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 688 times in his career.

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How many times has someone been intentionally walked with bases loaded?

Maddon has called for two of the eight known bases-loaded intentional walks in major league history (h/t Rangers PR). The only other manager to do it since the 1940s was Buck Showalter in 1998.

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Who has allowed the most walks in MLB history?

Nolan Ryan

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Has anyone hit 7 home runs in a game?

"The White Sox hit seven home runs during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field, and made dubious history in the process. Those seven long balls, all amazingly of the solo variety, were not enough to prevent a 10-8 loss.

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Has anyone ever hit a homerun from both sides?

On June 9, 1990, the switch-hitting Murray homered from both sides of the plate as his Dodgers defeated the Padres 5-4 in 11 innings. It was Murray's 11th-inning blast that gave Los Angeles the victory – a shot which came on the heels of his second-inning home run.

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Who is better Barry Bonds or Babe Ruth?

Ruth is first in MLB history in this metric, while Bonds is third, one spot behind Ty Cobb. Additionally, Ruth is baseball's all-time leader in OPS, which combines on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Ruth finished his career with a 1.164 OPS. Bonds' career ended with a 1.051 OPS, which is fourth in MLB history.

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How many times did Babe Ruth walk?

Intentional walks weren't officially tracked until 1955, so we have no way of knowing how many Ruth had during his career, but the number was likely high. SABR member John Tattersall researched Ruth's 1923 season (170 walks) and credited him with 80 intentional walks.

(Video) Barry Bonds intentionally walked with the BASES LOADED!!
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Has anyone intentionally walked with bases loaded?

Seager joins Barry Bonds in 1998 and Josh Hamilton in 2008 as players who have been intentionally walked with the bases loaded. Interestingly enough, Maddon was the one who made the decision on Josh Hamilton's walk in 2008 when he was coaching the Rays—against the Rangers.

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What is the highest OPS in a single season?

On Base Plus Slugging
On Base Plus Slugging Single Season Leaders | 'Top 500'
Barry Bonds1.422 (1.42173)1
Barry Bonds1.381 (1.38071)2
Babe Ruth1.379 (1.37908)3
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Who has the most walks in a game?

Barry Bonds, May 1, 2004 and September 22, 2004. 5 Intentional walks in an extra-inning game.

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What MLB player never missed a game?

He was a 19-time All-Star and was twice named American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP). Ripken holds the record for consecutive games played (2,632), having surpassed Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 that had stood for 56 years and that many deemed unbreakable.
Cal Ripken Jr.
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Who holds the record for most intentional walks? (2023)
Who has the best strikeout to walk ratio?

Through 2022, the all-time career leaders among starting pitchers were Chris Sale (5.3333), Jacob de Grom (5.3036), and Tommy Bond (5.0363).

What is the most walks in a no hitter?

A.J. Burnett once threw a no-hitter with nine walks

The only stipulation to throwing a no-hitter is that the pitcher may not allow any hits. It isn't like a perfect game, in which the entire slate has to be clean -- there's nothing about a no-hitter that says batters can't reach base.

What is the shortest home run ever hit?

Playing for a minor league team called the Minnesota Millers back in 1900, Andy Oyler hit the shortest home run in the history of the entire world. The home run traveled only 24 inches—that's right, two feet!

Has anyone ever hit a 600 foot home run?

Babe Ruth was said to have hit a home run over 600 feet. A Mickey Mantle homer was originally estimated to have gone 734 feet. While those feats would shatter Meyer's mark, there was no technology or tool that could give an exact measure of those distances.

What is the most grand slams in one game?

Thirteen players have hit two grand slams in a single Major League Baseball (MLB) game to date, the most recent being Josh Willingham of the Washington Nationals on July 27, 2009. No player has accomplished the feat more than once in his career and no player has ever hit more than two in a game.

Has anyone ever hit a home run on the first pitch?

Saccomanno homers in first AB

Kouzmanoff was the first player to hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw as a big leaguer. His came against a young Edinson Volquez in the first inning, helping carry the Tribe to a 6-5 win. It was one of three grand slams Kouzmanoff hit in his career.

Who hit the hardest homerun?

Stanton hit a 121.7 mph home run in 2018 against the Texas Rangers, which remains the hardest-hit home run to this day. He also managed a 121.3 mph home run against the Washington Nationals in 2020. Not to be outdone, Judge hit a 121.1 mph home run against the Orioles in 2017 when he was a rookie.

Has anyone ever hit a homerun off a bounced pitch?

According to legend, Vladimir Guerrero once hit a home run off a pitch that bounced off the ground. According to similar legends, he hit more than one such home run.

Who is the most respected baseball player?

Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees

He is arguably the most accomplished player in MLB history, a seven-time World Series champion and a 20-time All-Star selection. He could slug home runs with the best of them, serving as the AL leader in home runs four times (1955, '56, '58, 1960) and won the 1956 Triple Crown.

Who is the best batter ever?

1. Ty Cobb. The Georgia Peach's career batting average over his 24 seasons in baseball is the highest in major league history. Plus, historians have proven he wasn't the worst human being to ever play the game as early biographies reported.

Who walked Barry Bonds the most?

In 2004, Barry Bonds, then 40 years old, was intentionally walked 120 times. 120! It's a record that will never be broken. Judge, in the middle of the greatest home-run hitting season we've seen since Bonds, has thus far been walked 102 times less than Bonds.

Who has the best stats in MLB history?

MLB Historical Statistics
1. Pete Rose4256
2. Ty Cobb4189
3. Hank Aaron3771
4. Stan Musial3630
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How fast did they pitch in Babe Ruth's day?

Defenses shift all over the field to match a hitter's habits. The best pitchers' velocity in Ruth's day topped out at about 90 miles per hour, while relievers you've never heard of now flirt with 100 mph fastballs.

Can you refuse an intentional walk?

On an intentional walk, every runner gets to move up a base. 3. The hitter can decline the intentional walk, as if it were, oh, a holding penalty.

What bases can't you over run?

However, he must return to first base after overrunning it, or he may be called out. Overrunning is only allowed for batter-runners going to first base. If a runner overruns second or third base, they can be tagged out.

Who did Joe Maddon intentionally walk?

But he took it to the extreme Friday, opting to intentionally walk Texas slugger Corey Seager with the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning to bring home a run after the Rangers were already ahead.

What is the highest slugging?

Career Slugging Percentage Leaders

Babe Ruth has the highest slugging percentage of all time with a career mark of . 6897.

Who is the all time leader in OPS?

Babe Ruth, the all-time leader in OPS.

What is the best OPS possible?

800 or higher, which indicates the hitter is having an above-average season at the plate. An OPS of . 900 or higher means the player is having an All-Star season, and a 1.000 OPS or higher suggests the hitter is having an MVP season.

Who had 7 hits in one game?

In a 22-0 shellacking of the Chicago Cubs that day, Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett would record a hit in all seven of his at-bats – becoming the first and to date the only modern-era player to accomplish this in a nine-inning game.

Has there ever been a Game 7 walk-off?

Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run in Game 7 to clinch the 1960 World Series title for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Yankees.

Has a perfect game ever had a walk-off?

It wasn't until third baseman Kuo Fu-Lin led off the ninth inning with a walk-off home run that Verdugo earned his perfect game. The media could not be played.

Who was the last hitter to hit 400?

400. On September 28, 1941, the last day of Major League Baseball's regular season, the Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams gets six hits in eight at-bats during a doubleheader in Philadelphia, boosting his average to . 406.

Who has the best on-base percentage ever?

Left fielder Ted Williams, who played 19 seasons for the Boston Red Sox, has the highest career on-base percentage, . 4817, in MLB history.

Who has the most doubles in a season?

The most doubles hit in a MLB season by an individual player is 67 by Earl Webb (USA) playing for Boston Red Sox in 1931.

What is the rarest achievement in baseball?

The rarest type of triple play, and one of the rarest events of any kind in baseball, is for a single fielder to complete all three outs.

Who is the only pitcher to throw consecutive no-hitters?

More than 9,000 men have taken the mound in a big league game, but what pitcher Johnny Vander Meer accomplished more than three quarters of a century ago by tossing back-to-back no-hitters is considered by many one of the game's most unbreakable records.

Whats the longest a team has gone without a hit?

The Chicago Cubs had gone nearly 50 years without falling victim to a no-hitter until the Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels zapped them in 2015. That leaves the Oakland Athletics with the longest streak of avoiding a no-hitter, having last been no-hit 31 years, 4 months, 24 days ago back in 1991.

Who is the hardest player to strikeout?

Over nearly 145 years of professional baseball, no player was tougher to strike out than Hall of Fame shortstop Joe Sewell. In 7,132 career at-bats, Sewell heard the umpire say “Strike three” just 114 times. That's one strikeout for every 63 at-bats, or once every 17 games, or in just .

Who is the most walked player in MLB history?

Since 2007, Barry Bonds holds the record for most career walks drawn with 2,558. Rickey Henderson (2,190), Babe Ruth (2,062), and Ted Williams (2,021) are the only other players to draw more than 2,000 walks in their careers.

Who struck out the least in MLB history?

Sewell holds the record for the lowest strikeout rate in major league history, striking out on average only once every 63 plate appearances, and the most consecutive games without a strikeout, at 115.

Has there ever been a walk off hit by pitch?

Last night, Mariano Rivera was the losing pitcher in a game that ended when he hit Jeff Francoeur with a pitch.
Walk-off hit by pitch.
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Has there ever been a 10 inning no-hitter?

The Reds' Fred Toney is credited with a no hitter, completing the accomplishment in 10 innings. Game went 10 innings. Newsom gave up a single with two out in the 10th (the only hit against him) but lost the game.

Has there ever been an 8 inning no-hitter?

However, since the redefinition the totals for each season have been reduced to 8 in 1884 and 7 in 1990, 1991, 2012 and 2015. The 2021 season saw a new record being established, with 9 nine-inning no-hitters (and a couple more in scheduled 7-inning games as part of doubleheaders, that are not considered official).

How many times can you intentionally walk a batter?

1. A limit of one intentional walk per player per game.

What MLB players have been intentionally walked with the bases loaded?

Seager joins Barry Bonds in 1998 and Josh Hamilton in 2008 as players who have been intentionally walked with the bases loaded.

Who hit the hardest home run ever?

Stanton hit a 121.7 mph home run in 2018 against the Texas Rangers, which remains the hardest-hit home run to this day. He also managed a 121.3 mph home run against the Washington Nationals in 2020. Not to be outdone, Judge hit a 121.1 mph home run against the Orioles in 2017 when he was a rookie.

Has anyone hit 4 home runs in a row?

17. 12. 18. Mike Cameron, Rocky Colavito, Carlos Delgado, Scooter Gennett, Lou Gehrig, Bobby Lowe, J.D. Martinez, and Mike Schmidt hit each of their four home runs in consecutive order!

Can you intentionally walk without pitching?

The wording of the new rule: “The start of a no-pitch intentional walk, allowing the defensive team's manager to signal a decision to the home plate umpire to intentionally walk the batter. Following the signal of the manager's intention, the umpire will immediately award first base to the batter.”

What does BB mean in baseball?

Definition. A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws four pitches out of the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the hitter. After refraining from swinging at four pitches out of the zone, the batter is awarded first base. In the scorebook, a walk is denoted by the letters BB.

Who is the most beloved baseball player?

Here's how the Page 2 staff ranked the most beloved baseball players in history:
  • Babe Ruth.
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
  • Stan Musial.
  • Mark McGwire.
  • Sammy Sosa.
  • Ernie Banks.
  • Ichiro Suzuki.
  • Kirby Puckett.

Has anyone ever hit an infield home run?

In 2007, Ichiro Suzuki became the first, and to date only, player to record an inside-the-park home run during an MLB All-Star Game.

What is the biggest cheating scandal in baseball?

The 1919 World Series resulted in the most famous scandal in baseball history, often referred to as the Black Sox Scandal. Eight players from the Chicago White Sox (nicknamed the Black Sox) were accused of throwing the series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Who threw the fastest pitch ever?

Fastest pitch ever thrown

As a result, Aroldis Chapman is credited with throwing the fastest pitch in MLB history. On Sept. 24, 2010, Chapman made MLB history. Then a rookie relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, the fireballer unleashed a fastball clocked at 105.1 mph by PITCH/fx.

What is the shortest homerun ever hit?

Playing for a minor league team called the Minnesota Millers back in 1900, Andy Oyler hit the shortest home run in the history of the entire world. The home run traveled only 24 inches—that's right, two feet!

What was the fastest ball ever hit?

Giancarlo Stanton's 119.8 mph HR.

Who hit 6 home runs in one game?

Four of Green's six hits were home runs, equaling the record for most home runs in one game. Jim Bottomley, Walker Cooper, Anthony Rendon, and Wilbert Robinson hit 10 or more runs batted in (RBI) to complement their six hits.

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