In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats. Unlike batting average, slugging percentage gives more weight to extra-base hits with doubles, triples, and home runs, relative to singles. Plate appearances ending in walks are specifically excluded from this calculation, as an appearance that ends in a walk is not counted as an at bat.
Babe Ruth is the all-time leader with a career slugging percentage of .6897. Ted Williams (.6338), Lou Gehrig (.6324), Mule Suttles (.6179), Turkey Stearnes (.6165), Oscar Charleston (.6145), Jimmie Foxx (.6093), Barry Bonds (.6069), and Hank Greenberg (.6050) are the only other players with a career slugging percentage over .600.
|Rank||Rank amongst leaders in career slugging percentage. A blank field indicates a tie.|
|Player||Name of the player.|
|SLG||Total career slugging percentage.|
|*||Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame. |
|Bold||Denotes active player.[note 1]|
- Stats updated as of September 20, 2021
- A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.
- "Career Leaders & Records for Slugging %". Baseball-Reference.com.