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On July 4, 2004, Barry Bonds drew his 2,191st base on balls to pass the career record of Rickey Henderson, who retired in 2003.

The following table lists the top 100 career base on balls leaders.

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The List

Bold denotes active players. Stats are current through October 8, 2009.

Rank Player (2009 BB's) BB
1 Barry Bonds 2,558
2 Rickey Henderson 2,190
3 Babe Ruth 2,062
4 Ted Williams 2,021
5 Joe Morgan 1,865
6 Carl Yastrzemski 1,845
7 Mickey Mantle 1,733
8 Mel Ott 1,708
9 Frank Thomas 1,667
10 Jim Thome (69) 1,619
11 Eddie Yost 1,614
12 Darrell Evans 1,605
13 Stan Musial 1,599
14 Pete Rose 1,566
15 Harmon Killebrew 1,559
16 Lou Gehrig 1,508
17 Mike Schmidt 1,507
18 Eddie Collins 1,499
19 Gary Sheffield (40) 1,475
20 Willie Mays 1,464
21 Jimmy Foxx 1,452
22 Eddie Mathews 1,444
23 Frank Robinson 1,420
24 Wade Boggs 1,412
25 Hank Aaron 1,402
26 Jeff Bagwell 1,401
27 Dwight Evans 1,391
28 Tris Speaker 1,381
29 Reggie Jackson 1,375
30 Rafael Palmeiro 1,353
31 Willie McCovey 1,345
32 Chipper Jones (90) 1,343
33 Eddie Murray 1,333
Rank Player (2009 BBs) BB
34 Tim Raines 1,330
35 Tony Phillips 1,319
36 Mark McGwire 1,317
37 Fred McGriff 1,305
38 Ken Griffey, Jr. (63) 1,303
39 Luke Appling 1,302
40 Edgar Martinez 1,283
Manny Ramirez (71) 1,283
42 Al Kaline 1,277
43 John Olerud 1,275
44 Ken Singleton 1,263
45 Jack Clark 1,262
Jason Giambi (57) 1,262
47 Rusty Staub 1,255
48 Bobby Abreu (94) 1,254
49 Ty Cobb 1,249
50 Willie Randolph 1,243
51 Jimmy Wynn 1,224
52 Dave Winfield 1,216
53 Pee Wee Reese 1,210
54 Richie Ashburn 1,198
55 Brian Downing 1,197
Lou Whitaker 1,197
57 Chili Davis 1,194
58 Billy Hamilton 1,187
59 Charlie Gehringer 1,186
60 Brian Giles (26) 1,183
61 Craig Biggio 1,160
62 Dave Bush 1,158
63 Luis Gonzalez 1,155
64 Max Bishop 1,153
Toby Harrah 1,153
66 Harry Hooper 1,136
Rank Player (2009 BBs) BB
67 Jimmy Sheckard 1,135
68 Todd Helton (81) 1,130
69 Brett Butler 1,129
Cal Ripken, Jr. 1,129
70 Carlos Delgado (12) 1,109
72 Ron Santo 1,108
73 George Brett 1,096
74 Paul Molitor 1,094
75 Lu Blue 1,092
Stan Hack 1,092
77 Paul Waner 1,091
78 Graig Nettles 1,088
79 Bobby Grich 1,087
80 Mark Grace 1,075
Bob Johnson 1,075
Robin Ventura 1,075
83 Ozzie Smith 1,072
84 Harlond Clift 1,070
Keith Hernandez 1,070
86 Bernie Williams 1,069
87 Bill Dahlen 1,064
88 Harold Baines 1,062
89 Alex Rodriguez (80) 1,060
90 Joe Cronin 1,059
91 Ron Fairly 1,052
92 Billy Williams 1,045
93 Norm Cash 1,043
94 Eddie Joost 1,043
95 Roy Thomas 1,042
96 Max Carey 1,040
97 Rogers Hornsby 1,038
98 Jim Gilliam 1,036
99 Roberto Alomar 1,032
100 Sal Bando 1,031


Close to 1000

As of October 8, 2009, these five active players are the closest to entering the top 100:

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