Journeyman outfielder Quintin Berry, who was called up by the Orioles when rosters expanded for September, just came into today’s game against the Yankees as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning and swiped second base.
Berry is now 25-for-25 stealing bases in the majors since debuting in 2012. And if you include the postseason Berry is 30-for-30 as a big leaguer.
Caught stealing numbers from early in baseball history are iffy or non-existent, but since 1950 no other player with zero caught stealings for their career has more than 11 steals.
Berry hasn’t been quite as amazing in the minors, although he does steal plenty of bases at a good clip. This season at Triple-A he went 25-for-31 in 112 games and for his minor-league career he’s stolen 316 bases at an 80 percent success rate.