Walk Don’t Run

by Bill Chuck on July 10, 2012

The most walks in a game so far this season honors goes to Alex Gordon of the Royals who on June 17 against the Cardinals walked five times. There have been 10 other players who had four walks in a game and 18 players who have had two intentional walks.

Alexei Ramirez and Starlin Castro lead the majors with 74 games each in which they did not draw a walk.

Here are the leaders in walkless games:

Here are the one-walk in a game leaders:

Here are the multi-walk game leaders:

Rk Player #Matching PA BB
1 Adam Dunn 16 Ind. Games 75 36
2 Carlos Pena 15 Ind. Games 70 32
3 Joey Votto 14 Ind. Games 67 30
4 Dan Uggla 12 Ind. Games 53 26
5 Carlos Santana 11 Ind. Games 56 23
6 Joe Mauer 11 Ind. Games 51 26
7 Rickie Weeks 10 Ind. Games 46 21
8 Jemile Weeks 10 Ind. Games 48 21
9 Miguel Montero 10 Ind. Games 42 20
10 Ben Zobrist 9 Ind. Games 45 20
11 Chase Headley 9 Ind. Games 41 19
12 Jose Bautista 9 Ind. Games 44 19
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/9/2012.

The 1960 leader in walks was Eddie Yost (“The Walking Man”) with 125, but the leader when it came to “Walk, Don’t Run” were the Ventures:

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