Progressive Leaders & Records for Bases On Balls per 9 IP

Table
Year Career BB9   Single-Season BB9   ActiveBB9   Yearly BB9
1871 George Zettlein 0.935 George Zettlein 0.935
1872 Bill Stearns 0.273 Bill Stearns 0.273
1873 Al Spalding+ 0.785 Bill Stearns 0.273 Al Spalding+ 0.785 Hugh Campbell 0.436
1874 Candy Cummings+ 0.542 Tommy Bond 0.145 Candy Cummings+ 0.542 Tommy Bond 0.145
1875 Candy Cummings+ 0.435 Candy Cummings+ 0.087 Candy Cummings+ 0.435 Candy Cummings+ 0.087

1876 Tommy Bond 0.201 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.201 George Zettlein 0.231
1877 Tommy Bond 0.324 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.324 Tommy Bond 0.622
1878 Tommy Bond 0.378 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.378 Sam Weaver 0.494
1879 Tommy Bond 0.380 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.380 Tommy Bond 0.389
1880 Tommy Bond 0.445 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.445 George Bradley 0.276
1881 Tommy Bond 0.447 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.447 Pud Galvin+ 0.873
1882 Tommy Bond 0.464 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.464 Guy Hecker 0.433
1883 Tommy Bond 0.464 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.464 Jim Whitney 0.613
1884 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Tommy Bond 0.479 Henry Boyle 0.600
1885 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Sam Weaver 0.722 Jim Whitney 0.755
1886 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Sam Weaver 0.730 Jim Whitney 1.260
1887 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pud Galvin+ 0.884 Jim Whitney 0.934
1888 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pud Galvin+ 0.902 Ben Sanders 1.079
1889 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pud Galvin+ 0.975 Pud Galvin+ 2.059
1890 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pud Galvin+ 1.017 Scott Stratton 1.274
1891 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pud Galvin+ 1.069 Scott Stratton 1.844
1892 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pud Galvin+ 1.117 Scott Stratton 1.792
1893 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Scott Stratton 1.943 Cy Young+ 2.193
1894 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Scott Stratton 2.030 Cy Young+ 2.334
1895 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Scott Stratton 2.064 Cy Young+ 1.826
1896 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Cy Young+ 2.162 Cy Young+ 1.347
1897 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Cy Young+ 2.066 Cy Young+ 1.314
1898 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Cy Young+ 1.943 Cy Young+ 0.977
1899 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Cy Young+ 1.857 Cy Young+ 1.072
1900 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Jesse Tannehill 1.691 Cy Young+ 1.008
1901 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Jesse Tannehill 1.613 Cy Young+ 0.897
1902 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.310 Deacon Phillippe 0.860
1903 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.229 Deacon Phillippe 0.902
1904 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.247 Cy Young+ 0.687
1905 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.291 Cy Young+ 0.842
1906 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.268 Cy Young+ 0.782
1907 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.291 Doc White 1.175
1908 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.296 Addie Joss+ 0.831
1909 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.278 Addie Joss+ 1.150
1910 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.249 Ed Walsh+ 1.485
1911 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Deacon Phillippe 1.253 Christy Mathewson+ 1.114
1912 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Nick Altrock 1.593 Christy Mathewson+ 0.987
1913 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Nick Altrock 1.607 Christy Mathewson+ 0.618
1914 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.558 Christy Mathewson+ 0.664
1915 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.514 Christy Mathewson+ 0.968
1916 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.513 Dick Rudolph 1.096
1917 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.513 Pete Alexander+ 1.299
1918 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.514 Eddie Cicotte 1.353
1919 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.421 Babe Adams 0.786
1920 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.330 Babe Adams 0.616
1921 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.310 Babe Adams 1.013
1922 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.276 Babe Adams 0.788
1923 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.284 Pete Alexander+ 0.885
1924 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.276 Rube Benton 1.328
1925 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.284 Pete Alexander+ 1.106
1926 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Babe Adams 1.292 Pete Donohue 1.229
1927 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pete Donohue 1.614 Pete Alexander+ 1.276
1928 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pete Donohue 1.639 Eddie Rommel 1.347
1929 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pete Alexander+ 1.646 Jack Russell 1.584
1930 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pete Alexander+ 1.649 Herb Pennock+ 1.151
1931 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Pete Donohue 1.783 Syl Johnson 1.403
1932 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.698 Bill Swift 1.092
1933 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.584 Red Lucas 0.738
1934 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.627 Carl Hubbell+ 1.064
1935 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.628 Watty Clark 1.217
1936 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.606 Red Lucas 1.332
1937 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.607 Dizzy Dean+ 1.505
1938 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Red Lucas 1.611 Curt Davis 1.402
1939 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carl Hubbell+ 1.671 Paul Derringer 1.047
1940 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carl Hubbell+ 1.725 Paul Derringer 1.456
1941 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carl Hubbell+ 1.783 Curt Davis 1.575
1942 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carl Hubbell+ 1.790 Tiny Bonham 0.956
1943 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carl Hubbell+ 1.817 Schoolboy Rowe 1.312
1944 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Paul Derringer 1.862 Lum Harris 1.342
1945 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Tiny Bonham 1.536 Tiny Bonham 1.096
1946 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Tiny Bonham 1.576 Tex Hughson 1.651
1947 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Tiny Bonham 1.635 Larry Jansen 2.069
1948 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Tiny Bonham 1.625 Preacher Roe 1.672
1949 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Tiny Bonham 1.665 Dave Koslo 1.826
1950 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Larry Jansen 1.937 Ken Raffensberger 1.506
1951 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Larry Jansen 1.910 Fred Hutchinson 1.290
1952 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Ken Raffensberger 1.889 Robin Roberts+ 1.227
1953 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Ken Raffensberger 1.875 Robin Roberts+ 1.584
1954 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Ken Raffensberger 1.878 Robin Roberts+ 1.497
1955 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.916 Don Newcombe 1.464
1956 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.836 Robin Roberts+ 1.211
1957 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.811 Don Newcombe 1.495
1958 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.801 Lew Burdette 1.634
1959 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.758 Don Newcombe 1.095
1960 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.727 Lew Burdette 1.143
1961 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.728 Lew Burdette 1.091
1962 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.738 Dick Donovan 1.688
1963 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.720 Dick Donovan 1.223
1964 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.746 Jim Bunning+ 1.456
1965 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.733 Ralph Terry 1.250
1966 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Robin Roberts+ 1.731 Juan Marichal+ 1.054
1967 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dick Hall 1.768 Jim Merritt 1.186
1968 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dick Hall 1.735 Fritz Peterson 1.229
1969 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dick Hall 1.707 Fritz Peterson 1.423
1970 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.538 Fritz Peterson 1.383
1971 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.507 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.025
1972 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.519 Milt Pappas 1.339
1973 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.606 Juan Marichal+ 1.606
1974 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.652 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.234
1975 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.707 Gary Nolan 1.239
1976 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fritz Peterson 1.728 Gary Nolan 1.015
1977 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.822 Dave Rozema 1.402
1978 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.799 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.482
1979 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.868 Scott McGregor 1.185
1980 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.892 Bob Forsch 1.384
1981 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Fergie Jenkins+ 1.931 Rick Honeycutt 1.198
1982 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Lary Sorensen 1.931 Doug Bird 1.414
1983 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Scott McGregor 1.882 LaMarr Hoyt 1.070
1984 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Scott McGregor 1.953 Bill Gullickson 1.469
1985 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 LaMarr Hoyt 1.648 LaMarr Hoyt 0.856
1986 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 LaMarr Hoyt 1.915 Doyle Alexander 1.458
1987 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Lary Sorensen 2.088 Bill Long 1.491
1988 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.814 Bryn Smith 1.455
1989 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dan Quisenberry 1.380 Jimmy Key 1.125
1990 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dan Quisenberry 1.397 Danny Darwin 1.715
1991 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.794 Zane Smith 1.145
1992 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.833 Bob Tewksbury 0.773
1993 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.779 Bob Tewksbury 0.842
1994 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bob Tewksbury 1.389 Bret Saberhagen 0.660
1995 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bob Tewksbury 1.389 Greg Maddux+ 0.987
1996 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bob Tewksbury 1.456 Greg Maddux+ 1.029
1997 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bob Tewksbury 1.476 Greg Maddux+ 0.774
1998 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bob Tewksbury 1.454 Brian Anderson 1.039
1999 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.664 Shane Reynolds 1.437
2000 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.664 David Wells 1.215
2001 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Bret Saberhagen 1.654 Brad Radke 1.035
2002 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Rick Reed 1.633 Curt Schilling 1.145
2003 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Rick Reed 1.660 David Wells 0.845
2004 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Brad Radke 1.681 Jon Lieber 0.917
2005 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Brad Radke 1.624 Carlos Silva 0.430
2006 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Brad Radke 1.634 Curt Schilling 1.235
2007 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Jon Lieber 1.740 Greg Maddux+ 1.136
2008 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carlos Silva 1.663 Cliff Lee 1.370
2009 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carlos Silva 1.706 Joel Pineiro 1.136
2010 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Carlos Silva 1.725 Cliff Lee 0.763
2011 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Roy Halladay 1.849 Josh Tomlin 1.143
2012 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Roy Halladay 1.862 Cliff Lee 1.194
2013 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dan Haren 1.874 Cliff Lee 1.293
2014 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Dan Haren 1.863 Phil Hughes 0.687
2015 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Doug Fister 1.766 Bartolo Colon 1.110
2016 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Jordan Zimmermann 1.854 Josh Tomlin 1.035
2017 Candy Cummings+ 0.473 George Zettlein 0.231 Jordan Zimmermann 1.936 Ivan Nova 1.344
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