More walks equals more famous

Major League Baseball players with more walks have longer at bats, allowing announcers to talk about them more, therefore they become more famous.

All-time walk leaders:

1. Barry Bonds 2426 L

2. Rickey Henderson 2190 R

3. Babe Ruth 2062 L

4. Ted Williams 2021 L

5. Joe Morgan 1865 L

6. Carl Yastrzemski 1845 L

7. Mickey Mantle 1733 B

8. Mel Ott 1708 L

9. Eddie Yost 1614 R

10. Darrell Evans 1605 L

11. Stan Musial 1599 L

12. Pete Rose 1566 B

13. Harmon Killebrew 1559 R

14. Frank Thomas (38) 1547 R

Oh, Eddie Yost? Darrell Evans? Not exactly brand names. Maybe my theory dosn’t work too well. But it’s interesting that of the top 11, 8 of them are lefties. Funny how Frank Thomas is #14 on the list. Even more funny is that Lenny Dykstra lead the NL in walks in 1993.

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unlikelymoose
17 years ago

i don’t like joe morgan.

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