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  Stolen Bases All Time Leaders by Baseball Almanac
During the 1909 season rookie Bill O'Hara was inserted as pinch runner and stole second and third base during the same inning.
The very next day he was inserted as a pinch runner and stole second and third base yet again, also during the same inning.
Did you know that stolen base records "officially" began (meaning records were kept) in 1898, the first recorded base stealing season?
www.baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hisb1.shtml   (218 words)

  Stolen base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Base stealing was popular in the game's early decades, with speedsters such as Ty Cobb and Clyde Milan stealing nearly 100 bases in a season.
Second base is the base most often stolen, as it is farthest from home plate and thus a longer throw from the catcher is required to prevent it.
Base stealing is an important characteristic of a particular style of baseball, sometimes called "small ball." A team playing with this style emphasizes doing little things (including as risky running plays like base-stealing) to advance runners and score runs, often relying on pitching and defense to keep games close.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stolen_base   (1256 words)

 Stolen base metrics are useless. - Baseball Fever
First the value of a stolen base and caught stealing is figured out by looking at the run environment of whatever year or groups of years you wish to use.
Stolen bases happen with men on base, though only certain combination of men on base, and with the score within a certain margin.
That is the stolen base you try in the 8th at Coors is the same as a stolen base you try 6 months later at Petco Park in the first.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=8016   (4182 words)

 Glossary of terms
The effect is to penalize a batter in his on base percentage by giving him a plate appearance while at the same time crediting him in his batting average by deleting the plate appearance.
A man who steals two bases in three attempts is merely spinning his wheels in terms of value to his team, and even a man who succeeds at an 80 percent clip will have to steal a lot of bases - about 65 - to create just one win beyond average.
STOLEN BASES Credited to a player who moves from one base to the next without the benefit of the player at bat making contact with the baseball.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Leaders/glossary.htm   (4166 words)

 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Baseball Prospectus Basics: Stolen Bases and How to Use Them
The main point is that in considering stealing bases, you have to consider both the benefit and the cost.
Teams will often use their best base stealers at the top of the lineup, even players with low on-base percentages, in front of their most powerful batters.
Risking an out to advance from first base to second base is much more important when the guy at the plate can't get the runner home from first base.
www.baseball-analysis.com /article.php?articleid=2607   (906 words)

 Baseball Extras: Effect of Stealing Bases
Stealing second base, thus advancing the runner from first to scoring position, is one of the most visible and commented on examples of tactics in Major League Baseball.
The commonly accepted value (See the Stolen Base Runs discussion in the Glossary of Statistical Terms in Total Baseball Fifth Ed.) is that it takes 33 SB to increase a team's season wins by one.
In the case of stolen bases this means in a simulation a team is as likely to have a SB attempt when leading by 10 runs in the top of the ninth as it is with a tie score or losing by 10 runs.
www.bostonbaseball.com /whitesox/baseball_extras/steal.html   (2264 words)

 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Baseball Prospectus Basics: Stolen Bases and How to Use Them
The main point is that in considering stealing bases, you have to consider both the benefit and the cost.
Teams will often use their best base stealers at the top of the lineup, even players with low on-base percentages, in front of their most powerful batters.
Risking an out to advance from first base to second base is much more important when the guy at the plate can't get the runner home from first base.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=2607   (914 words)

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A base runner is considered to be in scoring position if they are on second or third base, since a single to the outfield could allow them to score.
Phrase for the offensive team or base coach to warn a player on base that second base or shortstop is sneaking up behind them to set up a pickoff with the pitcher.
Attacking the base by a base runner when a force-out is not effective.
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 The Baseball Analysts: Net Stolen Bases: Leaders and Laggards
In one of many studies on the value of stolen bases, James Click demonstrated that the breakeven point for stealing second base is approximately 73%, and it ranges from 70% to 93% (depending upon the number of outs) for stealing third base.
Stolen bases are not as valuable in today's high-scoring environment as they were in the Dead Ball era or during the pitching-dominated 1960s and early 1970s.
base stealing is always a interesting debate though, because we know that the different leverage situations cause completely different outlooks and the effect of removing force outs are hard to properly rate as well.
baseballanalysts.com /archives/2006/10/net_stolen_base.php   (4037 words)

No stolen base is credited to a runner for bases advanced by his own volition.
A base on balls is not counted as a hit and not charged as a time at bat.
A stolen base is credited to the base runner when he reaches a base he attempts to steal without the aid of batting or fielding errors or a hit by the batter.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /jcba20_rule10.html   (1106 words)

 Jimy discourages stealing, even bases - By Ben Badler
The Florida Marlins lead the majors in stolen bases with 120, and their 25-15 record in games decided by one run is much better than their overall record of 54-55.
Though not the most important stat, the stolen base allows a runner to move into scoring position, and can be the difference in a one-run game.
Offerman is 0 for 8 on stolen bases this season, and about half of those have been on unsuccessful hit-and-run plays.
redsoxbaseball.tripod.com /benbadler/stealbases.html   (597 words)

 Baseball Glossary at Baseball Tips.com
The On-Base Percentage allowed by a relief pitcher to the first batter he faces in a game.
Any runner(s) on base when a relief pitcher enters a game are considered "inherited" by that pitcher.
Zone C is about six or seven feet wide at the third base bag, and about 20 feet wide at a distance of 300 feet from the plate.
www.baseballtips.com /glossary.html   (3312 words)

 Guillen to give green light for stolen bases | Arizona Daily Star ®
Even in strike-shortened 1994, they pilfered 77 bases in 113 games and were on pace for 110 steals.
In 2003 they stole 77 and in 2002, the year Durham and his 20 steals were shipped to Oakland, the Sox stole 75 bases - the fewest since 1980 when Bobby Molinaro stole a club-high 18 of the team's 68.
Those paltry stolen base numbers figure to change this season with the addition of Scott Podsednik in the leadoff spot.
www.azstarnet.com /dailystar/printDS/63266.php   (703 words)

 BBTF's Primate Studies Discussion :: Running Wild
Stolen bases, after all, are the ultimate situational stat - batters always have to step to the plate but a manager can choose to only send the runner based on the situation.
Having a stolen base threat on base changes the way the pitcher pitches and the way the defense defends, and we do not have a way to measure what effect those changes have.
None of that means the stolen base has extra value, the player’s footspeed (and possibly his agility) adds that value, not his willingness to attempt to steal.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/primate_studies/discussion/running_wild   (3973 words)

 Internet Baseball Statistics: Evaluating Batting
Palmer uses a separate measure, stolen base runs, in which stolen bases are worth 0.30 runs and caught stealing cost 0.60 runs, to determine the value of baserunning.
For the sake of simplicity, here stolen bases are counted with walks and hit by pitch as 0.31 runs, while caught stealing are subtracted as 0.31 runs, since they remove a baserunner, and are also counted against a player as an out according to the league value of an out.
Yet clearly a single with a runner on third base is worth more than a single with a runner on first base, just as an out with the bases loaded is usually more costly than an out with no one on base.
members.tripod.com /baseballstats/batting.html   (1832 words)

 Search Result   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A runner is credited with a stolen base (steal) whenever he advances to the next base without the help of a hit, putout, force out, fielder's choice, error, balk, passed ball, or wild pitch, with a few exceptions:
the runner still receives credit for a stolen base if the runner starts for the next base before the pitcher throws the pitch, and the pitch is a wild pitch or passed ball.
the runner does not receive credit for a stolen base if it is only because the other team does not care about the stolen base and does not take action to stop it (undefended steal).
library.thinkquest.org /11902/cgi-bin/search.cgi?search_name=steal   (237 words)

 The Birdwatch: Stolen Thunder
I know, I know, Stolen Thunder sounds like the next crappy film to come out of the Project Greenlight" target="_blank"> Project Greenlight franchise, but if the resulting movie has anything to do with the Cardinals reclaiming their place in baserunning history, then I'll be first in line to buy a ticket.
"Stolen Base Runs," a method devised by Pete Palmer and based on the assumption that 66 percent is roughly the break-even point, weights the steals and the caughts to arrive at the number of runs all those attempts really led to.
However, Palmer was convinced by Dave Smith of Retrosheet to increase both the positive and negative impacts of the stolen base on the basis that they occur in situations where games are more in question.
www.thebirdwatch.com /archives/000671.html   (2683 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Was successful on 53 of 73 stolen base attempts (73 percent).
Beginning with a stolen base on April 29, swiped 13 straight bases without a caught stealing.
Led the South Atlantic League with a club record-tying 67 stolen bases in 87 attempts, a mark shared in part by former big leaguer Otis Nixon.
www.pgepark.com /beavers/bios/BernieCastro.html   (560 words)

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The base in question is home to several large warehouses containing equipment for emergency cases, including a large quantity of weapons and ammunition.
The investigation into theft revealed that part of the base's perimeter fence was removed and one of the bars on the warehouse window was cut.
IDF officers familiar with the affair said the theft was made possible due to negligence at the base in addition to assistance by insiders.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3211967,00.html   (381 words)

 Fanball.com » Stealing Stolen Bases - March 30, 2005
Fans and fantasy owners are still fascinated with the long ball, as evidenced by the viewership of and continued discussion over the recent House hearings that "featured" some of the greatest sluggers of the past 20 years.
Thus, many fantasy owners enter their draft or auction knowing fully well who the top sluggers in the league are but maybe only being able to name off a handful of the top stolen base guys.
By my count, that works out to 142 steals, and if you add in another dozen or so stray stolen bases from the empty spots, you have a club that would project to finish near the top of the category in a 12-team combo league.
www.fanball.com /article.cfm/id.3702   (1412 words)

 The Ballpark - Stolen Base
In Situation 2, I'm inclined to award a stolen base, since the runner had finished his steal of second and made an attempt to advance to third.
By making a move toward third base, does that imply the runner has successfully gained second base and therefore earned a stolen base.
In an overslide situation like this one, that attempt to advance ought to be pretty genuine before you award the SB on the one the runner overslid, in my opinion.
www.baseballscorecard.com /forum/printthread.cfm?Forum=11&Topic=772   (500 words)

 Reds lineup set for homers, not stolen bases
“To a certain extent, a stolen base is overrated, especially with this team we have,” leadoff hitter Todd Walker said.
He'll also be careful with Griffey, who's more valuable as a home run hitter than a base stealer and is coming off that torn hamstring.
The idea is to get the top of the lineup on base, get some run-producing hits from the middle of the lineup, then squeeze some runs out of the bottom spots.
reds.enquirer.com /2002/03/29/red_reds_lineup_set_for.html   (689 words)

 Crime and Punishment: Stolen Bases and Bad Legs.
A lot of critics of fantasy baseball say that the stolen base has a value that is unnaturally distorted within traditional rotisserie ball.
Last year he was only 50% in stolen base chances and that should be a warning signal to potential owners.
Historically he cycles between stealing bases and the DL list and there is no reason to think it won’t continue the rest of the season.
www.athomeplate.com /stealers04.shtml   (1719 words)

 Baseball | Base Stealing | Stolen Bases | Technique | Records | Juan Pierre | Carl Crawford | Ichiro Suzuki | Coaching ...
Stealing a base in baseball isn't as important in Major League Baseball as it once was - because so many teams now rely on homeruns and big hits to drive in runs.
As soon as a pitcher makes a move towards the plate, a base runner should be off and running.
Henderson also holds the record for most stolen bases in a season with 130 in 1982.
www.kidzworld.com /article/5536-the-art-of-base-stealing   (404 words)

 Off the Wall: What's a stolen base really worth?
After Tuesday's games, the Mariners had stolen nine bases and given the other team seven outs as they were caught trying to steal, making for a 56 percent success rate.
The Mariners are 25th out of 30 MLB teams in stolen base percentage and are tied with Milwaukee for most times caught stealing.
The benefit in a stolen base attempt is the gain of a base; the risk is being caught and making an out.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /baseball/220943_offwall21.html   (871 words)

 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | Fantasy Focus: Stolen Base Report
Felipe Lopez has 16 stolen bases, but his last successful attempt was on May 11, one day after his four-bag game against the Nats.
He's 17-for-18 on the basepaths, he's improved his on-base numbers to passable-if-not-good levels, and is starting against both lefties and righties.
After stealing seven bases in April, Adrian Beltre is just 2-for-4 in stolen base attempts in May. His career-high in stolen bases is 18, but he hasn't had a double-digit stolen base season since 2001.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=5141   (550 words)

 Whatever happened to the stolen base?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The stolen base remains a key category in Rotisserie baseball, but not in real baseball.
Stats cruncher Bill James (The Baseball Abstract) used to damn the stolen base as a strategy with every chance he had.
Stolen bases is a category as important as any other, so with slight differences from one guy to another, picking the right one is key.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/colrod05.htm   (893 words)

 Journal Gazette | 04/20/2007 | Stolen-base mark in sight for speedy Bruin senior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jessica Sordelet said her focus is just on the next base and not on the efforts to cut her down.
The stolen base is one part speed and one part timing, according to Northrop coach Dave Freon.
Sordelet said her focus is just on the next base and not on the efforts to cut her down.
www.fortwayne.com /mld/journalgazette/sports/17108411.htm   (608 words)

 A stolen moment of fame - The Boston Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For "that stolen base" is the most celebrated pilfered sack in Red Sox history, perhaps even in the annals of baseball.
Three people were involved in the manufacture of the run that saved the Red Sox' season and set the forces in motion for the greatest postseason comeback march in American sports history.
He had not played in a while, but he was in good general form, having stolen 38 bases in 41 attempts.
www.boston.com /sports/articles/2005/08/07/a_stolen_moment_of_fame   (1593 words)

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