Total bases

Total bases

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In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i.e. the sum of his/her hits weighted by 1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple and 4 for a home run.

Only bases attained from hits count toward this total. Total bases can be calculated from commonly used baseball statistics by using the formula TB = 1B + 2 x 2B + 3 x 3B + 4 x HR. Singles (1B) can be represented as 1B = H - 2B - 3B - HR which, when combined with the given TB formula, allows for the reduced formula found at the top of the page.

Leaders

All-Time Total Bases Leaders
(through games of September 30, 2008)
Active players in bold.
RankPlayer NameTotal Bases
1Hank Aaron6,856
2Stan Musial6,134
3Willie Mays6,066
4Barry Bonds5,976
5Ty Cobb5,854
6Babe Ruth5,793
7Pete Rose5,752
8Carl Yastrzemski5,539
9Eddie Murray5,397
10Rafael Palmeiro5,388
11Frank Robinson5,373
12Dave Winfield5,221
13Cal Ripken, Jr.5,168
14Tris Speaker5,101
15'''Ken Griffey, Jr.5,092
16Lou Gehrig5,060
17George Brett5,044
18Mel Ott5,041
19Jimmie Foxx4,956
20Ted Williams4,884
21Honus Wagner4,862
22Paul Molitor4,854
23Al Kaline4,852
24Reggie Jackson4,834
25Andre Dawson4,787
26Robin Yount4,730
27Rogers Hornsby4,712
28Craig Biggio4,711
29Ernie Banks4,706
30Sammy Sosa4,704
31Al Simmons4,685
32Gary Sheffield4,616
33Harold Baines4,604
34Billy Williams4,599
35Rickey Henderson4,588
36Cap Anson4,574
37Frank Thomas4,550
38Alex Rodriguez4,543
39Tony Perez4,532
40Manny Ramirez4,516
41Mickey Mantle4,511
42Roberto Clemente4,492
43Paul Waner4,478
44Nap Lajoie4,474
45Fred McGriff4,458
46Dave Parker4,405
47Mike Schmidt4,404
48Luis Gonzalez4,385
49Eddie Mathews4,349
50Sam Crawford4,328
51Goose Goslin4,325
52Brooks Robinson4,270
53Eddie Collins4,268
54Vada Pinson4,264
55Tony Gwynn4,259
56Charlie Gehringer4,257
57Jeff Kent4,246
58Lou Brock4,238
59Darrell Evans4,230
60Willie McCovey4,219
61Jeff Bagwell4,213
62Willie Stargell4,190
63Rusty Staub4,185
64Steve Finley4,157
65Jake Beckley4,150
66Harmon Killebrew4,143
67Jim Rice4,129
68Jim Thome4,116
69Ivan Rodriguez4,110
70Zach Wheat4,100
71Al Oliver4,083
72Wade Boggs4,064
73Harry Heilmann4,053
74Andres Galarraga4,038
75Chipper Jones4,020
76Roberto Alomar4,018

Closest active players to 4,000 Total bases

Carlos Delgado 3,927
Vladimir Guerrero 3,802

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