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BALLPARK FIGURES
Peter Gammons
May 11, 1987
The Giants' Harry Spilman had never stolen a base in nine seasons and 660 big league at bats until April 30, when he singled and swiped second against the Cubs' reliever Lee Smith. This took Spilman out of the running to break Russ Nixon's major league mark of 12 years without a stolen base. As Spilman dusted himself off at second, he noticed Randy Kutcher running toward him from the dugout. Manager Roger Craig was sending in a pinch runner.
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May 11, 1987

Ballpark Figures

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The Giants' Harry Spilman had never stolen a base in nine seasons and 660 big league at bats until April 30, when he singled and swiped second against the Cubs' reliever Lee Smith. This took Spilman out of the running to break Russ Nixon's major league mark of 12 years without a stolen base. As Spilman dusted himself off at second, he noticed Randy Kutcher running toward him from the dugout. Manager Roger Craig was sending in a pinch runner.

Here are 10 players with more than 500 at bats ranked by fewest number of steals per at bat:

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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