About Stolen Bases

During Rickey Henderson's 25-year Major League Baseball career, he had 1406 stolen bases, an average of 56.24 stolen bases per season. 1982 was his best season with 130 stolen bases and his worst season was 2003 when he had 3 stolen bases. Rickey Henderson outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (44.9272), Baby Boomers (55.5124), Y (207.659), mlb (44.8743), and LF (58.0745) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Stolen bases are the number of times a player or a team player safely advances one base they aren't entitled because of actions taken by the baserunner. This most frequently happens when a player decides to take the next base while the pitcher is pitching the ball. This is calculated over a given period of time. Generally, for Stolen Bases, higher is better. (Source)

Rickey Henderson's Stolen Bases Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Rickey Henderson's yearly Stolen Bases for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, LF, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Rickey Henderson's Cumulative Stolen Bases by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Rickey Henderson's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Rickey Henderson's career total Stolen Bases at the end of that season.
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Rickey Henderson's Stolen Bases Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Rickey Henderson and related player groups by summarizing Stolen Bases for each season played by Rickey Henderson. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Rickey Henderson's Season Stolen Bases Stats Table

This table shows Rickey Henderson's Stolen Bases stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, LF, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Rickey Henderson's career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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