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Bob Baffert And Haskell Winner (And Triple-Crown Winner) American Pharoah

Bob Baffert And Haskell Winner (And Triple-Crown Winner) American Pharoah

It’s Bob Baffert…again…and back to back.

American Pharoah went off at the Haskell Invitational today, blowing away the field fresh off his triple crown.

That makes eight Haskell winners for Baffert, himself blowing away Sonny Hine, Todd Pletcher and Warren A. Croll, Jr., who each trained three winners of their own.

Pletcher is the only other trainer with two consecutive wins.

TRAINER HASKELL WINS HORSE YEAR
1. Bob Baffert 8 American Pharoah 2015
Bayern 2014
Paynter 2012
Coil 2011
Lookin at Lucky 2010
Roman Ruler 2005
War Emblem 2002
Point Given 2001
2. Sonny Hine 3 Skip Away 1996
Technology 1992
Skip Trial 1985
2. Todd Pletcher 3 Any Given Saturday 2007
Bluegrass Cat 2006
Verrazano 2013
2. Warren A. Croll, Jr. 3 Holy Bull 1994
Bet Twice 1987
Al Hattab 1969
5. Ben W. Perkins 1 Five Star Flight 1981
5. C. R. McGaughey III 1 Coronado’s Quest 1998
5. D. Wayne Lukas 1 Serena’s Song
1995
5. David A. Whiteley 1 Coastal 1979
5. David Hofmans 1 Touch Gold 1997
5. David R. Bell 1 Kissin Kris 1993
5. Duane Offield 1 Restless Con 1990
5. George R. Arnold 1 Wavering Monarch 1982
5. J. William Boniface 1 Deputed Testamony 1983
5. James J. Sarner, Jr. 1 Holding Pattern 1974
5. James P. Conway 1 Twice Worthy 1970
5. Jerry Hollendorfer 1 King Glorious 1989
5. John W. Russell 1 Majestic Light 1976
5. Lawrence W. Jennings 1 Delta Flag 1978
5. Laz Barrera 1 Affiliate 1977
5. Lynn S. Whiting 1 Big Pistol 1984
5. Mervin Marks 1 West Coast Scout 1971
5. Morris H. Dixon 1 Balustrade 1968
5. Patrick L. Biancone 1 Lion Heart 2004
5. Philip A. Gleaves 1 Wise Times 1986
5. Reynoldo H. Nobles 1 Thanks To Tony 1980
5. Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. 1 Big Brown 2008
5. Richard Mandella 1 Dixie Union 2000
5. Robert J. Frankel 1 Peace Rules 2003
5. Stephen A. DiMauro 1 Wajima 1975
5. Steve Asmussen 1 Rachel Alexandra
2009
5. Thomas Bohannan 1 Lost Mountain 1991
5. W. Elliott Walden 1 Menifee 1999
5. William J. Resseguet 1 Our Native 1973
5. William T. Raymond 1 Freetex 1972
5. Woody Stephens 1 Forty Niner 1988

Photo: Pat McDonogh via courier-journal.com

Michelle Akers, Carli Lloyd and Players with the Most Goals Scored in a Single FIFA Women’s World Cup

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PLAYER COUNTRY GOALS WORLD CUP
1. Michelle Akers (GB)
USA* 10 1991
2. Marta (GB)
Brazil 7 2007
2. Birgit Prinz (GB)
Germany* 7 2003
2. Sun Wen (GB Tied)
China 7 1999
2. Heidi Mohr Germany 7 1991
2. Sissi (GB Tied)
Brazil 7 1999
7. Abby Wambach USA 6 2007
7. Ann Kristin Aarones (GB)
Norway* 6 1995
7. Linda Medalen Norway 6 1991
7. Celia Sasic (GB)
Germany 6 2015
7. Carli Lloyd
USA* 6 2015
7. Ragnhild Gulbrandsen Norway 6 2003
7. Carin Jennings USA* 6 1991
14. Birgit Prinz Germany* 5 2007
14. Hege Riise Norway* 5 1995
14. Homare Sawa (GB)
Japan* 5 2011
14. Cristiane Brazil 5 2007
14. Anja Mitag Germany 5 2015
14. Lena Videkull Sweden 5 1991

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Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson and Players with the Most Steals of Home, All-Time

Ty Cobb Stealing Home With A Little Mustard

Ty Cobb Stealing Home With A Little Mustard

Jackie Robinson‘s first stolen base of his major league career came today in 1947. He stole home. Yup.

Robinson would go on to steal the plate another 18 times over his career, tied for ninth most in baseball history.

The tenacious Ty Cobb, though, sits at the top, more than 20 ahead of second place Max Carey.

Most stealing home occurred early on in the game. Cobb and Carey played mostly in the 19-teens and -twenties. Of the top 20 plate-stealers of all time below, 15 finished their careers in 1930 or earlier. Another two finished theirs before 1940.

That leaves just Robinson, Ben Chapman, and most recently, Rod Carew as the best modern players at stealing home.

Thanks to baseball-almanac.com for tallying the totals.

PLAYER TIMES STOLE HOME POS.* CAREER SPAN
1. Ty Cobb 54 CF, RF 1905-1928
2. Max Carey 33 CF, LF, RF 1910-1929
3. George Burns 28 LF, RF, CF 1911-1925
4. Honus Wagner 27 SS, OF, 1B, 3B 1897-1917
5. Sherry Magee 23 OF, LF, 1B, CF 1904-1919
5. Frank Schulte 23 OF, LF, RF 1904-1918
7. Johnny Evers 21 2B 1902-1917, 1922, 1929
8. George Sisler 20 1B 1915-1922, 1924-1930
9. Frankie Frisch 19 2B, 3B 1919-1937
9. Jackie Robinson 19 2B, 3B, LF 1947-1956
11. Jimmy Sheckard 18 OF 1897-1913
11. Tris Speaker 18 CF 1907-1928
11. Joe Tinker 18 SS 1902-1916
14. Rod Carew 17 1B, 2B 1967-1985
14. Eddie Collins 17 2B 1906-1930
14. Larry Doyle 17 2B 1907-1920
17. Tommy Leach 16 OF, 3B, CF 1898-1915, 1918
18. Ben Chapman 15 CF, RF, LF 1930-1941, 1944-1946
18. Fred Clarke 15 OF 1894-1911, 1913-1915
18. Lou Gehrig 15 1B 1923-1939

* At least 100 games played at position, with more/most games from left to right, courtesy baseball-reference.com.

Photo: athleticpoetics.com

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