Welcome to week three of the hit category series! This week, yet another base is subtracted from the equation: we’ll be taking a look at the most doubles in a season back to 1990. In 2020, American League MVP Jose Abreu led the team with 15, though Eloy Jimenez was right behind him with 14. To qualify for this week’s quiz, a player must have hit at least 30 doubles in a season. There are 67 entries: how many can you get? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided the season, number of doubles, and position of the player in question.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- The average triple-slash of the players on this list is: .290/.356/.422
- Just one player on this list led the AL in doubles. That was 1992, with 46.
- Interestingly, 48 is the most doubles in franchise history, coming in 1998; Juan Gonzalez won the doubles title in the AL that year with 50, however, while Craig Biggio led all of MLB with 51.
- Earl Webb holds the MLB record for most doubles in a season, with 67, which he accomplished in 1931 for a terrible Boston Red Sox team managed by former White Sox Shano Collins. Webb never had more than 28 in a season after that.
All data from Baseball Reference’s stathead.com
67/67 with 7:40 left.
Gotcha! 67/67 with 7:42 left. The last one I got was
67/67 with 8:17 left. My biggest surprise was,
67/67 with 5:34 left. Got stuck on the 2004 2B/INF because I guessed Willie Harris then forgot about it when that wasn’t correct. Kinda forgot how much damage that guy did as a utility infielder.
Best I’ve ever done! Let’s just pretend that this wasn’t super-easy…
66/67 with like 6:30 left, but could never get 1990 OF. I remember having his baseball card as a kid, but I was just a little too young to remember seeing him play.
67/67 with 7:16 left.