There are sixteen (16) instances in Major League history where a player has been intentionally walked at least thirty (30) times during a single season. Fourteen (14) of those sixteen instances occurred in the National League. Why is this ratio so high? Is it all because of Bonds or is there something more about the senior circuit? Share your thoughts on Baseball Fever.
The American League single season record for intentional bases on balls was set in 1957 by Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and tied in 1993 by John Olerud of the Toronto Blue Jays. The National League single season record for intentional bases on balls was set in 2004 by Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants.
Future hall of Famer Barry Bonds holds six of the top ten positions for single season intentional bases on balls marks. Is he also the career leader for intentional bases on balls? Click the link to find out who dominates the board like no other in history.