Progressive Leaders & Records for On-Base%

Table
Year Career OBP   Single-Season OBP   ActiveOBP   Yearly OBP
1871 Levi Meyerle .500 Levi Meyerle .500
1872 Levi Meyerle .500 Cap Anson+ .455
1873 Levi Meyerle .500 Ross Barnes .465
1874 Levi Meyerle .500 Levi Meyerle .401
1875 Levi Meyerle .500 Ross Barnes .375

1876 Ross Barnes .462 Ross Barnes .462
1877 Ross Barnes .462 Jim O'Rourke+ .407
1878 Ross Barnes .462 Bob Ferguson .375
1879 Ross Barnes .462 Jim O'Rourke+ .371
1880 Ross Barnes .462 George Gore .399
1881 Cap Anson+ .377 Ross Barnes .462 Cap Anson+ .377 Cap Anson+ .442
1882 Cap Anson+ .379 Ross Barnes .462 Cap Anson+ .379 Pete Browning .430
1883 Cap Anson+ .374 Ross Barnes .462 Cap Anson+ .374 Dan Brouthers+ .397
1884 Cap Anson+ .374 Ross Barnes .462 Cap Anson+ .374 Fred Dunlap .448
1885 Cap Anson+ .372 Ross Barnes .462 Cap Anson+ .372 Roger Connor+ .435
1886 George Gore .386 King Kelly+ .483 George Gore .386 King Kelly+ .483
1887 Dan Brouthers+ .400 Tip O'Neill .490 Dan Brouthers+ .400 Tip O'Neill .490
1888 Pete Browning .401 Tip O'Neill .490 Pete Browning .401 Yank Robinson .400
1889 Dan Brouthers+ .408 Tip O'Neill .490 Dan Brouthers+ .408 Fred Carroll .486
1890 Dan Brouthers+ .415 Tip O'Neill .490 Dan Brouthers+ .415 Dan Brouthers+ .466
1891 Dan Brouthers+ .421 Tip O'Neill .490 Dan Brouthers+ .421 Dan Brouthers+ .471
1892 Dan Brouthers+ .422 Tip O'Neill .490 Dan Brouthers+ .422 Cupid Childs .443
1893 Billy Hamilton+ .433 Billy Hamilton+ .490 Billy Hamilton+ .433 Billy Hamilton+ .490
1894 Billy Hamilton+ .449 Billy Hamilton+ .521 Billy Hamilton+ .449 Billy Hamilton+ .521
1895 Billy Hamilton+ .455 Billy Hamilton+ .521 Billy Hamilton+ .455 Ed Delahanty+ .500
1896 Billy Hamilton+ .458 Billy Hamilton+ .521 Billy Hamilton+ .458 Billy Hamilton+ .478
1897 Billy Hamilton+ .458 Billy Hamilton+ .521 Billy Hamilton+ .458 John McGraw+ .471
1898 Billy Hamilton+ .460 Billy Hamilton+ .521 Billy Hamilton+ .460 Billy Hamilton+ .480
1899 John McGraw+ .461 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .461 John McGraw+ .547
1900 John McGraw+ .465 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .465 John McGraw+ .505
1901 John McGraw+ .468 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .468 Nap Lajoie+ .463
1902 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .466 Ed Delahanty+ .453
1903 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .466 Roy Thomas .453
1904 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .466 Honus Wagner+ .423
1905 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .466 Frank Chance+ .450
1906 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .466 Sammy Strang .423
1907 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 John McGraw+ .466 Honus Wagner+ .408
1908 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Roy Thomas .418 Honus Wagner+ .415
1909 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Roy Thomas .416 Ty Cobb+ .431
1910 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Roy Thomas .414 Ty Cobb+ .456
1911 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Roy Thomas .413 Shoeless Joe Jackson .468
1912 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .414 Tris Speaker+ .464
1913 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .420 Ty Cobb+ .467
1914 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .423 Ty Cobb+ .466
1915 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Shoeless Joe Jackson .434 Ty Cobb+ .486
1916 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .433 Tris Speaker+ .470
1917 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .434 Ty Cobb+ .444
1918 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .434 Ty Cobb+ .440
1919 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .434 Babe Ruth+ .456
1920 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .433 Babe Ruth+ .532
1921 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Ty Cobb+ .434 Babe Ruth+ .512
1922 John McGraw+ .466 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .462 Tris Speaker+ .474
1923 Babe Ruth+ .477 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .477 Babe Ruth+ .545
1924 Babe Ruth+ .482 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .482 Babe Ruth+ .513
1925 Babe Ruth+ .475 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .475 Rogers Hornsby+ .489
1926 Babe Ruth+ .479 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .479 Babe Ruth+ .516
1927 Babe Ruth+ .480 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .480 Babe Ruth+ .486
1928 Babe Ruth+ .478 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .478 Rogers Hornsby+ .498
1929 Babe Ruth+ .475 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .475 Lefty O'Doul .465
1930 Babe Ruth+ .476 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .476 Babe Ruth+ .493
1931 Babe Ruth+ .478 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .478 Babe Ruth+ .495
1932 Babe Ruth+ .478 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .478 Babe Ruth+ .489
1933 Babe Ruth+ .476 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .476 Mickey Cochrane+ .459
1934 Babe Ruth+ .475 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .475 Lou Gehrig+ .465
1935 Babe Ruth+ .474 John McGraw+ .548 Babe Ruth+ .474 Arky Vaughan+ .491
1936 Babe Ruth+ .474 John McGraw+ .548 Lou Gehrig+ .449 Lou Gehrig+ .478
1937 Babe Ruth+ .474 John McGraw+ .548 Lou Gehrig+ .451 Lou Gehrig+ .473
1938 Babe Ruth+ .474 John McGraw+ .548 Lou Gehrig+ .448 Jimmie Foxx+ .462
1939 Babe Ruth+ .474 John McGraw+ .548 Lou Gehrig+ .447 Jimmie Foxx+ .464
1940 Babe Ruth+ .474 John McGraw+ .548 Jimmie Foxx+ .437 Ted Williams+ .442
1941 Babe Ruth+ .474 Ted Williams+ .553 Jimmie Foxx+ .436 Ted Williams+ .553
1942 Babe Ruth+ .474 Ted Williams+ .553 Jimmie Foxx+ .431 Ted Williams+ .499
1943 Babe Ruth+ .474 Ted Williams+ .553 Jimmie Foxx+ .431 Stan Musial+ .425
1944 Babe Ruth+ .474 Ted Williams+ .553 Jimmie Foxx+ .431 Stan Musial+ .440
1945 Babe Ruth+ .474 Ted Williams+ .553 Jimmie Foxx+ .428 Phil Cavarretta .449
1946 Ted Williams+ .484 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .484 Ted Williams+ .497
1947 Ted Williams+ .487 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .487 Ted Williams+ .499
1948 Ted Williams+ .488 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .488 Ted Williams+ .497
1949 Ted Williams+ .488 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .488 Ted Williams+ .490
1950 Ted Williams+ .486 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .486 Eddie Stanky .460
1951 Ted Williams+ .484 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .484 Ted Williams+ .464
1952 Ted Williams+ .484 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .484 Jackie Robinson+ .440
1953 Ted Williams+ .484 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .484 Stan Musial+ .437
1954 Ted Williams+ .486 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .486 Ted Williams+ .513
1955 Ted Williams+ .487 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .487 Richie Ashburn+ .449
1956 Ted Williams+ .486 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .486 Ted Williams+ .479
1957 Ted Williams+ .489 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .489 Ted Williams+ .526
1958 Ted Williams+ .487 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .487 Ted Williams+ .458
1959 Ted Williams+ .483 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .483 Joe Cunningham .453
1960 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Ted Williams+ .482 Richie Ashburn+ .415
1961 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .425 Norm Cash .487
1962 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .429 Mickey Mantle+ .486
1963 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .429 Carl Yastrzemski+ .418
1964 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .429 Mickey Mantle+ .423
1965 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .426 Willie Mays+ .398
1966 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .425 Ron Santo+ .412
1967 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .423 Carl Yastrzemski+ .418
1968 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mickey Mantle+ .421 Carl Yastrzemski+ .426
1969 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Robinson+ .394 Willie McCovey+ .453
1970 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Robinson+ .394 Rico Carty .454
1971 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Robinson+ .393 Bobby Murcer .427
1972 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Robinson+ .392 Dick Allen .420
1973 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Robinson+ .391 Ken Singleton .425
1974 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Carl Yastrzemski+ .390 Rod Carew+ .433
1975 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Joe Morgan+ .396 Joe Morgan+ .466
1976 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Joe Morgan+ .400 Joe Morgan+ .444
1977 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Joe Morgan+ .402 Rod Carew+ .449
1978 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mike Hargrove .399 Jeff Burroughs .432
1979 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mike Hargrove .400 Fred Lynn .423
1980 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mike Hargrove .403 George Brett+ .454
1981 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mike Hargrove .404 Mike Schmidt+ .435
1982 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mike Hargrove .401 Mike Schmidt+ .403
1983 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Mike Hargrove .400 Wade Boggs+ .444
1984 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Rickey Henderson+ .400 Gary Matthews .410
1985 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Rickey Henderson+ .403 Wade Boggs+ .450
1986 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .435 Wade Boggs+ .453
1987 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .439 Wade Boggs+ .461
1988 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .445 Wade Boggs+ .476
1989 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .443 Wade Boggs+ .430
1990 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .436 Rickey Henderson+ .439
1991 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .435 Frank Thomas+ .453
1992 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .428 Barry Bonds .456
1993 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .424 John Olerud .473
1994 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Wade Boggs+ .424 Frank Thomas+ .487
1995 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .450 Edgar Martinez .479
1996 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .452 Mark McGwire .467
1997 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .452 Frank Thomas+ .456
1998 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .443 Mark McGwire .470
1999 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .440 Larry Walker .458
2000 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .440 Jason Giambi .476
2001 Ted Williams+ .482 Ted Williams+ .553 Frank Thomas+ .438 Barry Bonds .515
2002 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .582 Frank Thomas+ .432 Barry Bonds .582
2003 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .582 Barry Bonds .433 Barry Bonds .529
2004 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Barry Bonds .443 Barry Bonds .609
2005 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Barry Bonds .442 Todd Helton .445
2006 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Barry Bonds .443 Barry Bonds .454
2007 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Barry Bonds .444 Barry Bonds .480
2008 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Todd Helton .428 Chipper Jones .470
2009 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Todd Helton .427 Joe Mauer .444
2010 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Albert Pujols .426 Joey Votto .424
2011 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Todd Helton .421 Miguel Cabrera .448
2012 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Todd Helton .419 Joey Votto .474
2013 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Joey Votto .419 Miguel Cabrera .442
2014 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Joey Votto .417 Andrew McCutchen .410
2015 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Joey Votto .423 Bryce Harper .460
2016 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Joey Votto .425 Mike Trout .441
2017 Ted Williams+ .482 Barry Bonds .609 Joey Votto .423 Bryce Harper .519
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