|Joined: ||Sun Oct 14th, 2007|
These are always fun questions and of course I'll answer without any Googling.
Stolen bases were not considered sexy until the late 60s, so I'm not sure any of the great players from before then would have accumulated that many. There's a great quote from Mickey Mantle about stolen bases, taken sometime in the 80s. Someone asked him if he thought he could have stolen 50 a year, and he said, "if I knew I would have gotten paid today what these guys get paid, yes, I would have stolen 100". I'm paraphrasing that.