List of Major League Baseball career fielding errors leaders

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Herman Long, the all-time leader in fielding errors.

In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.

Herman Long is the all-time leader in errors, committing 1,096 in his career. Bill Dahlen (1,080), Deacon White (1,018), and Germany Smith (1,009) are the only other players to commit over 1,000 career errors. Tommy Corcoran (992), Fred Pfeffer (980), Cap Anson (976), and John Montgomery Ward (952) are the only other players to commit over 900 career errors.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career errors committed. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of player.
E Total career errors committed.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.

List[edit]

John Montgomery Ward, 8th all time in career fielding errors.
Rank Player E
1 Herman Long 1,096
2 Bill Dahlen 1,080
3 Deacon White * 1,018
4 Germany Smith 1,009
5 Tommy Corcoran 992
6 Fred Pfeffer 980
7 Cap Anson * 976
8 John Montgomery Ward * 952
9 Jack Glasscock 895
10 Ed McKean 892
11 King Kelly * 851
12 Arlie Latham 844
13 Honus Wagner * 828
14 Bobby Wallace * 814
15 Monte Cross 813
16 George Davis * 803
17 Bob Ferguson 798
18 Bid McPhee * 796
19 Sam Wise 795
20 Jack Burdock 793
21 Ezra Sutton 782
22 Cub Stricker 748
23 Tom Burns 739
24 Joe Gerhardt 725
25 Rabbit Maranville * 711
26 Pop Snyder 708
27 Billy Shindle 705
28 Donie Bush 704
29 Jim O'Rourke * 700
30 Pop Smith 699
31 Ned Williamson 684
32 Luke Appling * 672
Kid Gleason 672
34 Billy Nash 669
35 Dave Bancroft * 666
36 Tom Daly 657
37 Yank Robinson 655
38 Joe Tinker * 648
39 Cupid Childs 647
Arthur Irwin 647
41 Hick Carpenter 625
42 Deacon McGuire 621
43 Shorty Fuller 615
44 Davy Force 613
Doggie Miller 613
46 Jerry Denny 609
47 Bones Ely 606
48 Joe Quinn 604
49 Frank Fennelly 602
50 Roger Connor * 596
Rank Player E
51 Lave Cross 590
Paul Hines 590
53 Mickey Doolan 589
54 Lou Bierbauer 585
55 Buck Ewing * 572
56 Jack Farrell 570
57 Jack Rowe 568
58 Duke Farrell 562
59 Roger Peckinpaugh 554
60 Hughie Jennings * 552
Hardy Richardson 552
62 Jack Doyle 546
63 Chick Fulmer 545
64 Bill McClellan 542
65 Kid Elberfeld 538
66 Art Fletcher 537
Bill Gleason 537
68 Bill Hallman 534
Ivy Olson 534
70 Dan Brouthers * 531
71 Paul Radford 522
72 John Morrill 520
73 Bill Kuehne 519
Candy Nelson 519
75 Nap Lajoie * 518
76 Denny Lyons 514
77 Dick Bartell 512
78 Joe Cronin * 510
Bill Joyce 510
80 Bobby Lowe 508
81 Rogers Hornsby * 500
82 Fred Dunlap 499
83 Tom Brown 497
84 George McBride 489
85 Freddy Parent 488
86 Jake Beckley * 482
87 Joe Mulvey 479
88 Jimmy Collins * 478
89 Silver Flint 471
90 Harry Stovey 470
91 Al Myers 463
Harry Steinfeldt 463
93 Doc Lavan 461
94 Mike McGeary 460
95 Ross Barnes 459
Tommy Leach 459
97 George Pinkney 458
George Van Haltren 458
99 John Peters 455
100 Eddie Collins * 452

References[edit]

  • "Career Leaders & Records for Errors Committed". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.