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 (2018 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2018 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 33rd all time.
  • Stats updated as of the 2018 season.
Rank Player (2018 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 Albert Pujols (529) 16,183
34 John Olerud 16,165
35 Wally Joyner 16,081
36 Bill Terry * 15,999
37 Paul Konerko 15,965
38 Harry Davis 15,866
39 Gil Hodges 15,722
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 Adrian Gonzalez (333) 14,983
50 Iván Rodríguez * 14,922
Rank Player (2018 POs) PO
51 Derrek Lee 14,910
52 Johnny Mize * 14,862
53 Orlando Cepeda * 14,829
54 George Kelly * 14,690
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 Yadier Molina (975) 12,618
82 A. J. Pierzynski 12,600
83 Dick Hoblitzell 12,591
84 Jack Fournier 12,535
85 Candy LaChance 12,506
86 Gary Carter * 12,490
87 Stan Musial * 12,439
88 Phil Cavarretta 12,435
89 Pete Rose 12,394
90 Ryan Howard 12,351
91 Rudy York 12,308
92 Walter Holke 12,158
93 Hal Trosky 12,125
94 Adam LaRoche 12,072
95 Earl Sheely 12,067
96 Bill Skowron 12,052
97 Joey Votto (1,047) 11,852
98 Jason Thompson 11,818
99 Lyle Overbay 11,760
100 Pete O'Brien 11,737

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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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