List of Major League Baseball career putouts leaders

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Jake Beckley, the all-time leader in career putouts.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by a 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.

Jake Beckley is the all-time leader in career putouts with 23,743. Cap Anson (22,572), Ed Konetchy (21,378), Eddie Murray (21,265), Charlie Grimm (20,722), and Stuffy McInnis (20,120) are the only other players to record 20,000 career putouts.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2017 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
PO Total career putouts.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List[edit]

Albert Pujols, the active leader in putouts and 39th all time.
  • Stats updated as of the 2017 season.
Rank Player (2017 POs) PO
1 Jake Beckley * 23,743
2 Cap Anson * 22,572
3 Ed Konetchy 21,378
4 Eddie Murray * 21,265
5 Charlie Grimm 20,722
6 Stuffy McInnis 20,120
7 Mickey Vernon 19,819
8 Jake Daubert 19,634
9 Lou Gehrig * 19,525
10 Joe Kuhel 19,386
11 Joe Judge 19,265
12 Steve Garvey 19,004
13 Fred McGriff 18,985
14 George Sisler * 18,914
15 Todd Helton 18,905
16 Wally Pipp 18,779
17 Mark Grace 18,503
18 Hal Chase 18,346
19 Jim Bottomley * 18,337
20 Fred Tenney 18,278
21 Andrés Galarraga 18,224
22 Rafael Palmeiro 18,128
23 Roger Connor * 18,115
24 Keith Hernandez 17,916
25 Jimmie Foxx * 17,797
26 Chris Chambliss 17,771
27 Willie McCovey * 17,567
28 Jeff Bagwell * 17,546
29 George Burns 16,970
30 Will Clark 16,695
31 Tommy Tucker 16,433
32 Dan Brouthers * 16,422
33 John Olerud 16,165
34 Wally Joyner 16,081
35 Bill Terry * 15,999
36 Paul Konerko 15,965
37 Harry Davis 15,866
38 Gil Hodges 15,722
39 Albert Pujols (38) 15,654
40 Lu Blue 15,647
41 George Scott 15,601
42 Fred Merkle 15,513
43 Carlos Delgado 15,236
44 Norm Cash 15,173
45 Tony Pérez * 15,127
46 Bill Buckner 15,126
47 Tino Martinez 15,001
48 Mark Teixeira 14,989
49 Iván Rodríguez * 14,922
50 Derrek Lee 14,910
Rank Player (2017 POs) PO
51 Johnny Mize * 14,862
52 Orlando Cepeda * 14,829
53 George Kelly * 14,690
54 Adrian Gonzalez (414) 14,650
55 Mark McGwire 14,464
56 Don Mattingly 14,270
57 Ernie Banks * 14,206
58 Eric Karros 14,056
59 Charles Comiskey * 13,907
60 Frank McCormick 13,803
Dan McGann 13,803
62 Kent Hrbek 13,725
63 Dolph Camilli 13,724
64 Joe Adcock 13,678
65 Rod Carew * 13,510
66 George McQuinn 13,414
67 Cecil Cooper 13,361
68 Elbie Fletcher 13,237
69 John Mayberry 13,169
70 Fred Luderus 13,126
71 Gus Suhr 13,104
72 Jason Kendall 13,067
73 Lee May 13,029
74 Bill White 13,015
75 George Stovall 12,895
76 Brad Ausmus 12,856
77 J.T. Snow 12,855
78 Kitty Bransfield 12,805
79 Boog Powell 12,796
80 Ted Kluszewski 12,652
81 A. J. Pierzynski 12,600
82 Dick Hoblitzell 12,591
83 Jack Fournier 12,535
84 Candy LaChance 12,506
85 Gary Carter * 12,490
86 Stan Musial * 12,439
87 Phil Cavarretta 12,435
88 Pete Rose 12,394
89 Ryan Howard (0) 12,351
90 Rudy York 12,308
91 Walter Holke 12,158
92 Hal Trosky 12,125
93 Adam LaRoche 12,072
94 Earl Sheely 12,067
95 Bill Skowron 12,052
96 Jason Thompson 11,818
97 Lyle Overbay 11,760
98 Pete O'Brien 11,737
99 Earl Torgeson 11,684
100 Yadier Molina (1,086) 11,643

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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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