Posted by Andy on May 12, 2011
Through yesterday's games, Jose Reyes led the majors with 6 triples. Those came in 36 games, a pace of 27 for a full 162-game schedule.
It's not likely that Reyes is gonna get 27 triples, though. Nobody's even hit as many as 25 triples in a season since 1925:
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Even 20 triples rarely happens:
But it's far less rare for a guy to have 6 triples in his team's first 36 games. Since 1919 it's been done a total of 107 times (I had to do a couple of different searches but there are 104 guys here who did it and another 3 here.)
Imagine that...107 times a guy had 6 triples in his team's first 36 games, but not a single one of those guys kept that pace up for the entire season.