The Best Stolen Bases Seasons Since 1960

The chart above uses Stolen Bases per 150 singles and walks to more accurately measure the best swipers in baseball.  The logic is simple: the most stolen base is second base, so those who get more extra-base hits have fewer opportunities to steal second base than those who draw a great deal of walks and hit lots of singles. 

Check out this related post:

http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com/2011/03/best-base-stealers-of-2010-isolating_08.html

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Rickey Henderson: My Favorite Player Ever; I Loved "Rickey Runs". (Click Image to Enlarge)



His chart raises some suspicion, due to his improvement during the Canseco-McGwire years, but not enough to tarnish his legacy.