Good morning and welcome to week four of the hit categories series! In retrospect, I probably should have titled it “hitter” categories, given that not all offensive categories amount to a type of hit. Water under the bridge, I suppose, because I’m not messing with the Roman numeral system now!
Anyway, as you’ve likely gathered, we’re moving away from hits and heading on to the basepaths. Speed is the name of the game today: stolen bases! I had to go with some minimum amount of stolen bases, so I settled on 15 as the qualifier. That leaves 65 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 stolen bases, and position of the player.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- The only player to lead the league in stolen bases from this list came in 2010, with 68.
- 5 times, however a player from this list led the league in caught stealing (2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 1990).
- The last MLB player to record 100 or more stolen bases in a season was Cardinal outfielder Vince Coleman in 1987, with 109. (He also finished with more than 100 in 1986 and 1985)
All data from stathead.com
63/65. I always forget the 1996 OF, but I can’t believe I forgot the 2007 OF!
65/65. Surprised at some of the high totals on the list.
The one I guessed late in disbelief was the 3B from 2016. I do not remember that part of his game.
Yes, when I noticed he was on the generated list, I had to double-check his player page. It was part of a 3-year run: 2014; 20, 2015; 13, and then 2016, of course.
He’s a Sinatra fan, so maybe “It’s Nice to Go Traveling” is one of his favorite songs.
????”Make a pizza…”????
64/65. I completely blanked on the name of the guy who the Sox allegedly interviewed alongside Tony La Russa for the manager’s job last month.