Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Will Brian Roberts get to 60?

It is not exactly setting the baseball world on fire at the moment, but Brian Roberts (Orioles) has 46 doubles as of tonight. If he plays in every game, or almost every game, he is on pace for 60 doubles this season.

This is the list of players with 60 or more doubles in a season, followed by the few that had 59:

1931 Earl Webb (Red Sox) - 67

1926 George Burns (Indians) - 64

1936 Joe Medwick (Cardinals) - 64

1934 Hank Greenberg (Tigers) - 63

1932 Paul Waner (Pirates) - 62

1936 Charlie Gehringer (Tigers) - 60


1923 Tris Speaker (Indians) - 59

1930 Chuck Klein (Phillies) - 59

2000 Todd Helton (Rockies) - 59

Brian Roberts 2009
April - 8
May - 8
June - 9
July - 11
August - 10 (through 17 games)

Todd Helton 2000
April - 7
May - 7
June - 11
July - 10
August - 18
September - 6 (0 in his final 7 games)

He had a really good streak from August 11-16: 5 straight games with a double, 7 over 5 games including a 3 double game.

It could end up being one of the better storylines to follow in late September, but he still has a lot of work to do just to get to that point.

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