Only six players have managed to take only one walk in 150+ PA in a single season:
Only nine players have ever managed to amass more than 200 PA in a single season with only two bases on balls:
Five guys have taken three walks in over 250+ PA:
Three players took four walks in 300+ PA: Alfredo Griffin in 441 PA in 1984, Bill Killefer in 375 PA in 1913, and Art Hoelskoetter in 330 PA in 1906.
Rounding out the list of guys with five or less walks, three players have taken five walks in 350+ PA: Hal Lanier had 401 PA in 1964, Boss Schmidt had 371 in 1907, and Ellis Valentine did it in 350 PA in 1982. Ivan Rodriguez currently has 5 BB in 2007 in 396 PA.
Let's look at the worst walk rates in those tables.
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What about those pesky folks with a walk rate of zero? Here's the eight seasons of over 100 PA with no bases on balls:
- Craig Robinson, 1973, 148
- Alejandro Sanchez, 1985, 133
- Ernie Bowman, 1963, 131
- Rob Picciolo, 1984, 128
- Harry Bemis, 1909, 126
- Champ Osteen, 1908, 115
- Bert Adams, 1917, 111
- Gus Getz, 1916, 102
- Jose Morales, 1976, 165 (3 IBB)
- Nelson Santovenia, 1991, 102 (2 IBB)
- Junior Noboa, 1991, 96
- Felix Millan, 1966, 93 (2 IBB)
- Leo Sutherland, 1980, 92