List of Major League Baseball career fielding errors as an outfielder leaders
In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.
An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball, farthest from the batter. These defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder. An outfielder's duty is to try to catch long fly balls before they hit the ground or to quickly catch or retrieve and return to the infield any other balls entering the outfield. Outfielders normally play behind the six other members of the defense who play in or near the infield. By convention, each of the nine defensive positions in baseball is numbered. The outfield positions are 7 (left field), 8 (center field) and 9 (right field). These numbers are shorthand designations useful in baseball scorekeeping and are not necessarily the same as the squad numbers worn on player uniforms.
Tom Brown is the all-time leader in errors committed by an outfielder with 492 career. Brown is the only outfielder to commit more than 400 career errors. Dummy Hoy (394), Paul Hines (385), Jesse Burkett (383), George Gore (368), Jimmy Ryan (366), George Van Haltren (358), and Ned Hanlon (350) are the only other outfielders to commit more than 300 career errors.
|Rank||Rank amongst leaders in career errors committed. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player||Name of player.|
|E as OF||Total career errors committed as an outfielder.|
|*||denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.|
|Rank||Player||E as OF|
|55||Ed Delahanty *||166|
|Babe Ruth *||155|
|66||Harry Hooper *||151|
|Joe Kelley *||144|
|79||Sam Crawford *||143|
|Reggie Jackson *||142|
|Rickey Henderson *||141|
|Willie Mays *||141|
|90||Roberto Clemente *||140|
|92||Willie Keeler *||138|
|Edd Roush *||137|
|Chuck Klein *||135|