Fun with the Doubles – At the Break

by Bill Chuck on July 16, 2013

We know that Manny Machado is chasing Earl Webb‘s record for most doubles in a season.

Top Five

Most Doubles in a season

Rk Player 2B Year Age Tm G PA AB
1 Earl Webb 67 1931 33 BOS 151 659 589
2 Joe Medwick 64 1936 24 STL 155 677 636
3 George Burns 64 1926 33 CLE 151 657 603
4 Hank Greenberg 63 1934 23 DET 153 667 593
5 Paul Waner 62 1932 29 PIT 154 697 630
6 Charlie Gehringer 60 1936 33 DET 154 731 641
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Machado now has 39 doubles, one more than Brooks Robinson had in any season in his career.

Brooks Robinson

Year Age Tm G PA AB R 2B ▾
1961 24 BAL 163 736 668 89 38
1968 31 BAL 162 667 608 65 36
1964 27 BAL 163 685 612 82 35
1966 29 BAL 157 686 620 91 35
23 Yrs 2896 11782 10654 1232 482
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Manny Machado

Player 2B Year Age Tm G PA AB
Manny Machado 39 2013 20 BAL 96 435 413
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Here are the players who led the league with 39 doubles

Player 2B Year Age Tm G PA AB
Joe Rudi 39 1974 27 OAK 158 639 593
Willie Montanez 39 1972 24 PHI 147 596 531
Cesar Cedeno 39 1972 21 HOU 139 625 559
Tony Oliva 39 1969 30 MIN 153 692 637
Carl Yastrzemski 39 1966 26 BOS 160 680 594
Hank Aaron 39 1961 27 MLN 155 671 603
Harvey Kuenn 39 1958 27 DET 139 619 561
Don Hoak 39 1957 29 CIN 149 616 529
Ted Williams 39 1949 30 BOS 155 730 566
Pete Reiser 39 1941 22 BRO 137 601 536
Johnny Mize 39 1941 28 STL 126 547 473
Heinie Groh 39 1917 27 CIN 156 685 599
Sherry Magee 39 1914 29 PHI 146 616 544
Shoeless Joe Jackson 39 1913 25 CLE 148 623 528
Honus Wagner 39 1909 35 PIT 137 591 495
Honus Wagner 39 1908 34 PIT 151 641 568
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But what about the guys who are simply not hitting a lot of doubles?

These guys have had 250 plate appearances and eight or fewer doubles

Rk Player 2B PA Tm G AB
1 Mark Ellis 4 257 LAD 66 231
2 Josh Rutledge 5 250 COL 65 226
3 Jeff Keppinger 6 303 CHW 75 289
4 Mark Reynolds 7 352 CLE 89 308
5 Leonys Martin 7 253 TEX 82 230
6 Travis Hafner 8 277 NYY 75 243
7 Andy Dirks 8 303 DET 78 276
8 John Buck 8 313 NYM 77 284
9 Kelly Johnson 8 291 TBR 77 258
10 Brandon Moss 8 302 OAK 87 267
11 Brendan Ryan 8 255 SEA 73 231
12 Dan Uggla 8 359 ATL 88 305
13 Adeiny Hechavarria 8 305 MIA 79 287
14 Juan Pierre 8 286 MIA 71 266
15 Elvis Andrus 8 412 TEX 92 368
16 Yuniesky Betancourt 8 281 MIL 85 268
17 Will Venable 8 263 SDP 89 246
18 Jayson Nix 8 268 NYY 73 237
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