Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson and Players with the Most Steals of Home, All-Time
Robinson would go on to steal the plate another 18 times over his career, tied for ninth most in baseball history.
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.
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|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|
|14.||Rod Carew||17||1B, 2B||1967-1985|
|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|
* At least 100 games played at position, with more/most games from left to right, courtesy baseball-reference.com.
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