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Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson and Players with the Most Steals of Home, All-Time

Ty Cobb Stealing Home With A Little Mustard

Ty Cobb Stealing Home With A Little Mustard

Jackie Robinson‘s first stolen base of his major league career came today in 1947. He stole home. Yup.

Robinson would go on to steal the plate another 18 times over his career, tied for ninth most in baseball history.

The tenacious Ty Cobb, though, sits at the top, more than 20 ahead of second place Max Carey.

Most stealing home occurred early on in the game. Cobb and Carey played mostly in the 19-teens and -twenties. Of the top 20 plate-stealers of all time below, 15 finished their careers in 1930 or earlier. Another two finished theirs before 1940.

That leaves just Robinson, Ben Chapman, and most recently, Rod Carew as the best modern players at stealing home.

Thanks to baseball-almanac.com for tallying the totals.

PLAYER TIMES STOLE HOME POS.* CAREER SPAN
1. Ty Cobb 54 CF, RF 1905-1928
2. Max Carey 33 CF, LF, RF 1910-1929
3. George Burns 28 LF, RF, CF 1911-1925
4. Honus Wagner 27 SS, OF, 1B, 3B 1897-1917
5. Sherry Magee 23 OF, LF, 1B, CF 1904-1919
5. Frank Schulte 23 OF, LF, RF 1904-1918
7. Johnny Evers 21 2B 1902-1917, 1922, 1929
8. George Sisler 20 1B 1915-1922, 1924-1930
9. Frankie Frisch 19 2B, 3B 1919-1937
9. Jackie Robinson 19 2B, 3B, LF 1947-1956
11. Jimmy Sheckard 18 OF 1897-1913
11. Tris Speaker 18 CF 1907-1928
11. Joe Tinker 18 SS 1902-1916
14. Rod Carew 17 1B, 2B 1967-1985
14. Eddie Collins 17 2B 1906-1930
14. Larry Doyle 17 2B 1907-1920
17. Tommy Leach 16 OF, 3B, CF 1898-1915, 1918
18. Ben Chapman 15 CF, RF, LF 1930-1941, 1944-1946
18. Fred Clarke 15 OF 1894-1911, 1913-1915
18. Lou Gehrig 15 1B 1923-1939

* At least 100 games played at position, with more/most games from left to right, courtesy baseball-reference.com.

Photo: athleticpoetics.com

NHL Salary Cap and Player Maximum History

SEASON TEAM SALARY CAP PLAYER MAXIMUM
2005-06 $39M $7.8M
2006-07 $44M $8.8M
2007-08 $50.3M $10.06M
2008-09 $56.7M $11.34M
2009-10 $56.8M $11.36M
2010-11 $59.4M $11.88M
2011-12 $64.3M $12.86M
2012-13 $60M* $12M
2013-14 $64.3M $12.86M
2014-15 $69M $13.8M
2015-16 $71.4M $14.28M

Most Points Scored by a Team in an NBA Finals Game

YEAR GAME MOST POINTS OPPONENT
1. 1985 Game 1 Boston Celtics 148 Los Angeles Lakers* 114
2. 1965 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 142 Los Angeles Lakers 110
3. 1967 Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers* 141 San Francisco Warriors 135
3. 1987 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers* 141 Boston Celtics 122
5. 1960 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 140 St. Louis Hawks 122
6. 1984 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 137 Boston Celtics* 104
7. 1958 Game 2 Boston Celtics 136 St. Louis Hawks* 112
7. 1985 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 136 Boston Celtics 111
9. 1967 Game 1 San Francisco Warriors 135 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS* 141
9. 1970 Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 135 New York Knicks* 113
9. 1982 Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 135 Los Angeles Lakers* 102
12. 1966 Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 133 BOSTON CELTICS* 129
13. 2008 Game 6** Boston Celtics* 131 Los Angeles Lakers 92
14. 1967 Game 3 San Francisco Warriors 130 Philadelphia 76ers* 124
14. 1977 Game 4 Portland Trail Blazers* 130 Philadelphia 76ers 98
16. 1961 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 St. Louis Hawks 95
16. 1962 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 129 BOSTON CELTICS* 122
16. 1965 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 123
16. 1965 Game 5** Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 96
16. 1966 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 133
16. 1966 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 109
16. 1977 Game 3 Portland Trail Blazers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 107
16. 1982 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 108
16. 1984 Game 4 Boston Celtics* 129 LOS ANGELES LAKERS 125
16. 1993 Game 3 Phoenix Suns 129 CHICAGO BULLS* 121

* Won NBA Finals

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