On April 25 2001, Rickey Henderson of the San Diego Padres sets a major league record with his 2,063rd base on balls in San Diego’s 5 – 3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The mark had been held by Babe Ruth. he 42 year-old Padres outfielder walk leading off the ninth inning issued by Philadelphia’s Jose Mesa in the team’s 5-3 loss at Qualcomm Stadium.