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Earl Webb joining Hammerin' Hank?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HeinekenMan, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Kurkjian, apparently, beat me to the punch on this one. But it appears that Magglio Ordonez is on pace to break the single-season doubles record, which has stood since Earl Webb set the mark back before the construction of the Green Monster in Boston with 67.

    Here's Kurkjian's column from June:


    Of course, Maggs isn't a speedster these days, but I find it odd that he has 34 doubles through 78 games and no triples.

    Worth noting is that Ordonez is not alone. Chase Utley has 31. Uggla has 30, and Holliday has 29.
  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member


    There's Magglio's hit chart. It seems like while playing at Comerica, he isn't putting them enough places to garner triples. Same thing with Jacobs Field and Fenway. I am trying to point out the many parks that are conducive to the three-baggers.
  3. In the seven games since Kurkjian wrote this article, Magglio has exactly zero doubles. If he makes it to 60 doubles, that would be extremely impressive, but 67 is probably out of his reach.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    This is one of those crazy records that nobody's ever really even approached lately. I think Biggio or Helton had 57-58 in the last decade, IIRC.
  5. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Thanks Mayfly. You just take away those last minutes of idle time I had remaining in my daily routine. I didn't know hit charts were available. Simply amazing. I'm ecstatic.

    I don't know much about ballpark dimensions these days. I sort of gave up that education when they started replacing them. But it looks like balls go to die in Comerica's center field.

    Buck, yes, Helton and Biggio approached it. But nobody has really been on pace since the strike in '94.

    I believe the Kurkjian article touches on that.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Proof that writing "Joe Blow is on pace for ..." is a waste of time.
    "On pace for" changes every day.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Helton had 59 & Delgado had 57 in 2000, Garret Anderson and Nomar had 56 in 2002 and Biggio had 56 in 1999.

    50 doubles or more in a season has been done 26 times by active players.

    Interesting tidbit about triples, of the top 10 active triples leaders, 6 are lefthanded hitters and the other 4 are switch hitters and of the top 15, only 1 is right handed, Reggie Sanders.
  8. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I aim to please. Here is something else for your viewing pleasure. The hit charts from the 2005 Home Run Derby in Detroit. You can see just how many balls die in center at Comerica and other things about the park.

  9. Damn, Mayfly.
    That's some fine Internets stuff right there.
  10. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member


    Four times in the AL including Webb.


    And the NL
  11. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Here are Webb's stats...

    Look at his 2Bs totals. 30 the year before then 67, then 28. The guy had one great year.

  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Well, massive parks like Comerica, PETCO, Dolphin certainly provide a big advantage for the big boys getting doubles.
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