Did you know that Hank Aaron, who is the all-time major league total base leader, does not appear on the top one-hundred (100) single season leaders until thirtieth place — and then only twice more at #92 & #99?
Lou Gehrig had five (5) seasons where he collected over four-hundred total bases, the most by any player and a plateau (four-hundred total bases in a single season) that has only been reached thirty (30) times in Major League history.
No player from 1950 on has ever come close to the four-hundred fifty plus (450+) total base mark set by Rogers Hornsby (450 in 1922 / National League) and Babe Ruth (457 in 1921 / American League). Is this an unreachable plateau? Share your thoughts on our message board.