List of Major League Baseball career putouts as an outfielder leaders

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Willie Mays, the all time leader in putouts by an outfielder.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout), catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a force out), catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play, catching a third strike (a strikeout), catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.

An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball, farthest from the batter, these defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder. An outfielder's duty is to try to catch long fly balls before they hit the ground or to quickly catch or retrieve and return to the infield any other balls entering the outfield. Outfielders normally play behind the six other members of the defense who play in or near the infield. By convention, each of the nine defensive positions in baseball is numbered, the outfield positions are 7 (left field), 8 (center field) and 9 (right field). These numbers are shorthand designations useful in baseball scorekeeping and are not necessarily the same as the squad numbers worn on player uniforms.

Willie Mays is the all-time leader in putouts as an outfielder with 7,095 career. Mays is the only outfielder to record more than 7,000 career putouts. Tris Speaker (6,788), Rickey Henderson (6,468), Max Carey (6,363), Ty Cobb (6,361), and Richie Ashburn (6,089) are the only other outfielders to record more than 6,000 career putouts.

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Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2018 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2018 Major League Baseball season.
PO as OF Total career putouts as an outfielder.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List[edit]

Ichiro Suzuki, the active leader and 20th all time in putouts by an outfielder.
  • Stats updated as of May 18, 2018.
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO as OF
1 Willie Mays * 7,095
2 Tris Speaker * 6,788
3 Rickey Henderson * 6,468
4 Max Carey * 6,363
5 Ty Cobb * 6,361
6 Richie Ashburn * 6,089
7 Steve Finley 5,664
8 Barry Bonds 5,637
9 Ken Griffey Jr. * 5,606
10 Hank Aaron * 5,539
11 Willie Davis 5,449
12 Doc Cramer 5,412
13 Brett Butler 5,296
14 Torii Hunter 5,263
15 Carlos Beltrán 5,154
16 Andre Dawson * 5,146
17 Vada Pinson 5,104
18 Willie Wilson 5,067
19 Al Kaline * 5,035
20 Ichiro Suzuki (25) 5,023
21 Zack Wheat * 4,996
22 Al Simmons * 4,988
23 Chet Lemon 4,983
24 Dave Winfield * 4,975
25 Andruw Jones 4,958
26 Mike Cameron 4,951
27 Amos Otis 4,936
28 Marquis Grissom 4,880
29 Paul Waner * 4,872
30 Lloyd Waner * 4,860
31 Kenny Lofton 4,856
32 Fred Clarke * 4,795
33 Goose Goslin * 4,792
34 Sam Rice * 4,774
35 Devon White 4,739
36 Johnny Damon 4,717
37 Bernie Williams 4,710
38 Roberto Clemente * 4,696
39 Fred Lynn 4,556
40 Edd Roush * 4,537
41 Jim Edmonds 4,536
42 Sammy Sosa 4,522
43 Joe DiMaggio * 4,516
44 Mel Ott * 4,511
45 Tony Gwynn * 4,497
46 Luis Gonzalez 4,482
47 Babe Ruth * 4,444
48 Mickey Mantle * 4,438
49 Garry Maddox 4,436
50 Kirby Puckett * 4,402
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO as OF
51 José Cruz 4,398
52 Lou Brock * 4,392
53 Dwight Evans 4,371
54 Paul Blair 4,342
55 Sam West 4,300
56 Willie McGee 4,260
57 Jimmy Sheckard 4,203
58 Tim Raines * 4,201
59 Cy Williams 4,180
60 Ted Williams * 4,158
61 César Cedeño 4,131
62 Duke Snider * 4,099
63 Clyde Milan 4,095
64 Garret Anderson 4,054
65 Reggie Jackson * 4,053
66 Dale Murphy 4,053
67 Kiki Cuyler * 4,034
68 Curt Flood 4,021
69 Bob Johnson 4,003
70 Wally Moses 4,000
71 Joe Medwick * 3,994
72 Harry Hooper * 3,981
73 Frank Robinson * 3,978
74 Earl Averill * 3,968
75 Dummy Hoy 3,964
76 Jesse Burkett * 3,961
Curtis Granderson (40) 3,961
78 Bobby Abreu 3,959
79 Carl Yastrzemski * 3,949
80 Jimmy Wynn 3,926
81 Enos Slaughter * 3,925
82 George Burns 3,918
83 Bill Bruton 3,905
84 Juan Pierre 3,879
85 Dom DiMaggio 3,859
86 Jimmy Piersall 3,851
87 Heinie Manush * 3,841
88 Adam Jones (83) 3,837
89 Rick Manning 3,836
90 George Foster 3,828
91 Sherry Magee 3,800
92 Dave Parker 3,785
93 Bill Virdon 3,777
94 Lloyd Moseby 3,760
95 Bobby Veach 3,754
96 George Hendrick 3,751
97 Dode Paskert 3,734
98 Stan Musial * 3,730
99 Paul O'Neill 3,726
100 Vernon Wells 3,725

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  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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