The (lack of) 50 Stolen Bases Report

by Bill Chuck on September 17, 2013

Have you noticed how rare it is to have a 50 base stealer these last five years? Especially in the National League.

Nine to Know

2013 leading base stealers

Thank you, Jacoby.

Rk Player SB Age Tm Lg
1 Jacoby Ellsbury 52 29 BOS AL
2 Jean Segura 44 23 MIL NL
3 Rajai Davis 41 32 TOR AL
4 Elvis Andrus 40 24 TEX AL
5 Eric Young 38 28 TOT NL
6 Everth Cabrera 37 26 SDP NL
7 Alex Rios 37 32 TOT AL
8 Carlos Gomez 36 27 MIL NL
9 Starling Marte 36 24 PIT NL
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Generated 9/17/2013.

The only NL 50 base stealers 2009-13

Yes, Michael Bourn is the guy who plays for the AL Indians now.
And no, the NL hasn’t had a 50 base stealer since 2011

Rk Player Year SB Age Tm
1 Michael Bourn 2011 61 28 TOT
2 Michael Bourn 2010 52 27 HOU
3 Michael Bourn 2009 61 26 HOU
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Generated 9/17/2013.

Jesse Spector of the SportingNews.com asks if there will ever be another 100-base stealer?

Over the last 25 seasons, there have been only five in which there has been just one or no 50-base stealers

They include 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Rk Year #
1 1980 10 Dave Collins / Miguel Dilone / Rickey Henderson / Ron LeFlore / Omar Moreno /

Jerry Mumphrey / Gene Richards / Rodney Scott / Ozzie Smith / Willie Wilson

2 1987 8 Vince Coleman / Eric Davis / Tony Gwynn / Billy Hatcher / Tim Raines /

Gary Redus / Harold Reynolds / Willie Wilson

3 1985 7 Vince Coleman / Rickey Henderson / Willie McGee / Gary Pettis /

Tim Raines / Juan Samuel / Ryne Sandberg

4 1984 7 Brett Butler / Dave Collins / Rickey Henderson / Tim Raines /

Juan Samuel / Lonnie Smith / Alan Wiggins

5 1983 7 Rickey Henderson / Rudy Law / Tim Raines / Steve Sax /

Alan Wiggins / Mookie Wilson / Willie Wilson

6 2007 6 Eric Byrnes / Carl Crawford / Juan Pierre / Hanley Ramirez /

Jose Reyes / Brian Roberts

7 1991 6 Roberto Alomar / Delino DeShields / Marquis Grissom / Rickey Henderson /

Otis Nixon / Tim Raines

8 1990 6 Barry Bonds / Brett Butler / Vince Coleman / Rickey Henderson /

Otis Nixon / Eric Yelding

9 1986 6 John Cangelosi / Vince Coleman / Eric Davis / Rickey Henderson /

Gary Pettis / Tim Raines

10 1982 6 Damaso Garcia / Rickey Henderson / Omar Moreno / Tim Raines /

Lonnie Smith / Mookie Wilson

11 2006 5 Carl Crawford / Chone Figgins / Juan Pierre / Hanley Ramirez / Jose Reyes
12 1998 5 Craig Biggio / Rickey Henderson / Kenny Lofton / Shannon Stewart / Tony Womack
13 1997 5 Delino DeShields / Brian Hunter / Chuck Knoblauch / Deion Sanders / Tony Womack
14 1996 5 Tom Goodwin / Lance Johnson / Kenny Lofton / Otis Nixon / Eric Young
15 1995 5 Tom Goodwin / Barry Larkin / Kenny Lofton / Otis Nixon / Quilvio Veras
16 1993 5 Roberto Alomar / Chuck Carr / Marquis Grissom / Kenny Lofton / Luis Polonia
17 1992 5 Brady Anderson / Marquis Grissom / Pat Listach / Kenny Lofton / Luis Polonia
18 2005 4 Chone Figgins / Juan Pierre / Scott Podsednik / Jose Reyes
19 1999 4 Luis Castillo / Roger Cedeno / Tony Womack / Eric Young
20 1988 4 Vince Coleman / Rickey Henderson / Ozzie Smith / Gerald Young
21 1979 4 Ron LeFlore / Omar Moreno / Bill North / Willie Wilson
22 2010 3 Michael Bourn / Rajai Davis / Juan Pierre
23 2009 3 Michael Bourn / Carl Crawford / Jacoby Ellsbury
24 2008 3 Jacoby Ellsbury / Jose Reyes / Willy Taveras
25 2004 2 Carl Crawford / Scott Podsednik
26 2003 2 Carl Crawford / Juan Pierre
27 2001 2 Roger Cedeno / Ichiro Suzuki
28 2000 2 Luis Castillo / Eric Young
29 1994 2 Vince Coleman / Kenny Lofton
30 1981 2 Rickey Henderson / Tim Raines
31 2013 1 Jacoby Ellsbury
32 1989 1 Vince Coleman
33 2012 0
34 2011 0
35 2002 0
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Generated 9/17/2013.

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