I’m Walking

by Bill Chuck on February 26, 2013

It’s Fats Domino‘s 85th birthday and since it always comes back to baseball, here are some walk stats in honor of one of Fats’ hits, I’m Walking.

Nine to Know: 2012 Walk Leaders

Rk Player BB
1 Adam Dunn 105
2 Ben Zobrist 97
3 Dan Uggla 94
4 Joey Votto 94
5 Carlos Santana 91
6 Joe Mauer 90
7 Carlos Pena 87
8 Chase Headley 86
9 Prince Fielder 85
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Generated 2/26/2013.

Active players with 1000+ walks

Rk Player BB
1 Jim Thome 1747
2 Bobby Abreu 1456
3 Jason Giambi 1334
4 Todd Helton 1295
5 Alex Rodriguez 1217
6 Adam Dunn 1170
7 Lance Berkman 1163
8 Derek Jeter 1039
9 Omar Vizquel 1028
10 Albert Pujols 1027
11 David Ortiz 1011
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Generated 2/26/2013.

Players with at least eight seasons of 100+ walks

Rk Yrs From To
1 Barry B*nds 14 1991 2007
2 Babe Ruth 13 1919 1934
3 Ted Williams 11 1939 1957
4 Lou Gehrig 11 1926 1938
5 Frank Thomas 10 1991 2003
6 Mickey Mantle 10 1954 1968
7 Mel Ott 10 1929 1942
8 Jim Thome 9 1996 2006
9 Adam Dunn 8 2002 2012
10 Bobby Abreu 8 1999 2006
11 Joe Morgan 8 1969 1977
12 Eddie Yost 8 1950 1960
13 Max Bishop 8 1926 1933
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Generated 2/26/2013.

Players with at least 150 walks in a season

(yes, it’s another steroid-distorted stat)

Rk Player BB Year
1 Barry B*nds 232 2004
2 Barry B*nds 198 2002
3 Barry B*nds 177 2001
4 Babe Ruth 170 1923
5 Mark McGwire 162 1998
6 Ted Williams 162 1949
7 Ted Williams 162 1947
8 Ted Williams 156 1946
9 Barry B*nds 151 1996
10 Eddie Yost 151 1956
11 Babe Ruth 150 1920
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Generated 2/26/2013.

2012 Team Walk totals

Tm BB ▾
TBR 571
ATL 567
NYY 565
CLE 555
OAK 550
ARI 539
SDP 539
STL 533
DET 511
MIN 505
NYM 503
LgAvg 490
MIA 484
SFG 483
CIN 481
LAD 481
BAL 480
WSN 479
TEX 478
TOR 473
MIL 466
SEA 466
HOU 463
CHW 461
PHI 454
COL 450
LAA 449
CHC 447
PIT 444
BOS 428
KCR 404
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Generated 2/26/2013.

Here’s Fats Domino’s I’m Walking and Walking to New Orleans

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