List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a left fielder leaders

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Barry Bonds, the all-time leader in putouts by a left fielder.

In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by a tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout), catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a force out), catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play, catching a third strike (a strikeout), catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.

In baseball, a left fielder (LF) is an outfielder who plays defense in left field. Left field is the area of the outfield to the left of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the left fielder is assigned the number 7.

Barry Bonds is the all-time leader in putouts a left fielder with 5,225 career. Rickey Henderson (5,215) is second all-time and then only other left fielder with over 5,000 career putouts.

Key[edit]

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career putouts. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2019 POs) Number of recorded putouts during the 2019 Major League Baseball season.
PO as LF Total career putouts as a left fielder.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List[edit]

Alex Gordon, the active leader and 28th all-time in putouts by a left fielder.
  • Stats updated as of September 15, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as LF
1 Barry Bonds 5,225
2 Rickey Henderson * 5,215
3 Zack Wheat * 4,990
4 Luis Gonzalez 4,442
5 Goose Goslin * 4,168
6 Tim Raines * 3,769
7 Joe Medwick * 3,762
8 Lou Brock * 3,710
9 Bobby Veach 3,629
10 Ted Williams * 3,601
11 Carl Yastrzemski * 3,521
12 Bob Johnson 3,462
13 Carl Crawford 3,182
14 Roy White 3,158
15 Carlos Lee 3,051
16 Jim Rice * 3,027
17 Charlie Jamieson 3,003
18 George Foster 2,963
19 Al Simmons * 2,935
20 Minnie Miñoso 2,934
21 Heinie Manush * 2,854
22 Matt Holliday 2,842
23 Billy Williams * 2,811
24 José Cruz 2,773
25 Joe Vosmik 2,726
26 Garret Anderson 2,679
27 Duffy Lewis 2,623
28 Alex Gordon (241) 2,592
29 Ralph Kiner * 2,551
30 Ken Williams 2,546
31 George Burns 2,543
32 Greg Vaughn 2,522
33 Raúl Ibañez 2,511
34 Del Ennis 2,480
35 Gary Matthews 2,440
36 Bibb Falk 2,351
37 Jo-Jo Moore 2,300
38 Jack Graney 2,298
39 Ben Oglivie 2,296
40 Sherry Magee 2,292
41 Gene Woodling 2,213
42 Joe Rudi 2,208
43 Bob Bescher 2,197
44 Jeff Heath 2,196
45 Shannon Stewart 2,192
46 Jason Bay 2,183
47 Lonnie Smith 2,173
48 Ryan Braun (146) 2,144
49 Ron Gant 2,110
50 Vince Coleman 2,109
Rank Player (2019 POs) PO as LF
51 Albert Belle 2,107
52 George Bell 2,080
53 Gus Zernial 2,069
54 Babe Ruth * 2,054
55 Mike Greenwell 2,031
56 Augie Galan 2,030
57 Lou Piniella 2,025
58 Pat Burrell 2,018
59 Irish Meusel 1,994
60 Carson Bigbee 1,962
61 Moisés Alou 1,939
62 Hank Sauer 1,931
63 Kevin McReynolds 1,883
64 Alfonso Soriano 1,881
65 Dusty Baker 1,861
66 Willie Stargell * 1,859
67 Greg Luzinski 1,839
68 Charlie Keller 1,833
69 Cliff Floyd 1,813
70 Bernard Gilkey 1,798
71 Adam Dunn 1,793
72 Steve Kemp 1,786
73 Gary Ward 1,783
74 Luis Polonia 1,740
75 Dale Mitchell 1,739
76 Willie Horton 1,735
77 Riggs Stephenson 1,707
78 Geoff Jenkins 1,691
79 Dan Gladden 1,662
80 Brett Gardner (65) 1,656
81 Larry Herndon 1,648
82 Steve Henderson 1,635
83 Tommy Davis 1,632
84 Justin Upton (86) 1,631
85 B. J. Surhoff 1,626
86 Rusty Greer 1,622
87 Manny Ramirez 1,597
88 Melky Cabrera (28) 1,590
89 Charlie Maxwell 1,579
90 Phil Bradley 1,575
91 Stan Musial * 1,571
92 Hal Lee 1,566
93 Sid Gordon 1,556
Chick Hafey * 1,556
95 Willie Wilson 1,552
96 Jeffrey Leonard 1,543
97 Josh Willingham 1,542
98 Gee Walker 1,540
99 Gil Coan 1,536
100 Ralph Garr 1,524

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  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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