Daily Archives: July 1, 2012
Yesterday, Sports List of the Day gave you baseball’s all-time career doubles leaders. Tris Speaker had the most. He also appears on today’s list – the most doubles hit in a single-season. Speaker hit 59, seventh most in a season, in 1923.
Hitting a lot of doubles in one year was once a frequent occurrence – look at all the players on today’s list from the 1920′s and 1930′s (12 of the 20, including the top six). Then, nothing for the most part, until around 1999/the 2000′s. Only Ed Delahanty (1899) and George Kell (1950) make an appearance outside those two time periods. Interesting.
But there are still a lot more players who have hit at least 50 doubles in a single season, and they represent different decades – but again the 1920′s, 1930′s, 1990′s and 2000′s dominate. Check out the full list and see for yourself, from my source baseball-reference.com.
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|1.||Earl Webb||67||1931||Boston Red Sox||L|
|2.||George Burns||64||1926||Cleveland Indians||R|
|2.||Joe Medwick||64||1936||St. Louis Cardinals||R|
|4.||Hank Greenberg||63||1934||Detroit Tigers||R|
|5.||Paul Waner||62||1932||Pittsburgh Pirates||L|
|6.||Charlie Gehringer||60||1936||Detroit Tigers||L|
|7.||Todd Helton||59||2000||Colorado Rockies||L|
|7.||Chuck Klein||59||1930||Philadelphia Phillies||L|
|7.||Tris Speaker||59||1923||Cleveland Indians||L|
|10.||Carlos Delgado||57||2000||Toronto Blue Jays||L|
|10.||Billy Herman||57||1935||Chicago Cubs||R|
|10.||Billy Herman||57||1936||Chicago Cubs||R|
|13.||Garret Anderson||56||2002||Anaheim Angles||L|
|13.||Craig Biggio||56||1999||Houston Astros||R|
|13.||Nomar Garciaparra||56||2002||Boston Red Sox||R|
|13.||George Kell||56||1950||Detroit Tigers||R|
|13.||Joe Medwick||56||1937||St. Louis Cardinals||R|
|13.||Brian Roberts||56||2009||Baltimore Orioles||B|
|19.||Lance Berkman||55||2001||Houston Astros||B|
|19.||Ed Delahanty||55||1899||Philadelphia Phillies||R|
|19.||Gee Walker||55||1936||Detroit Tigers||R|