Comments on: Most stolen bases in a game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Odds And Ends | Baseball Bloggers Alliance http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16502 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:43:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16502 [...] modern major league record for most stolen bases in a game is 15 (Highlanders against the Browns on September 28, 1911 and Browns against the Tigers on [...]

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16483 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 03:18:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16483 The NL-since-1901 record is 11 stolen bases, by the Giants against the Braves on 20 June 1912, and by the Cardinals against the Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader on 13 August 1916. The record book I'm looking at says that StL-Pit game went only 5 innings, which I find hard to believe.

In the 20 June 1912 game, Boston stole 5, making the 2-team total 16, which is the major league since-1901 record (the Browns didn't steal any the day New York stole 15).

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By: statboy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16472 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:36:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16472 Do you guys know why Nixon never stole a base? Because he was not a crook.

Get it?

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By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16457 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:32:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16457 Zahcary,

"Russ Nixon ( http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nixonru01.shtml ) could get a stolen base against those guys."

If Vlad Guerrero got 2 SBs in this game then yes, Russ Nixon could of stolen one as well!

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16454 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:07:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16454 OK Thanks. So the AL record of 15 SB's by the Highlanders over the Browns on 09-28-1911 is under the modern rules but the NL record from 1890 is under the old rules. Anyone know if an NL team can match 15 under modern rules?

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16441 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 05:30:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16441 DavidRF, as I recall the modern stolen base rule dates to 1898 - prior to that date, you could get credit for a steal just for going 1st to 3rd on a single. Branch Rickey's claim to fame (or infamy) as a player is that the Senators stole 13 bases off him in a game in 1907, when he was catching for NY.

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By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16440 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 05:23:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16440 Thanks for the follow up Raphy

DavidRF, I believe in the 1880s, a player was credited with a stolen base for advancing an extra base over the lead runner on a base hit play. Like if a runner moved from first to third on a single, he was credited with a SB, and if he was tagged out at third, he was credited CS

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By: Brad http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16437 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 03:56:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16437 The Rangers had 2 players (Andrus and Cruz) steal 3 bases. That's only the 13th time that's happened since 1920. The last time it happened was August 15, 2009, also by the Rangers against the Red Sox with Elvis Andrus stealing 3 and Julio Borbon stealing 4.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16436 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:46:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16436 Gerry hasn't chimed in yet, but it should be noted that the record book is dominated by pre-1920 games.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_stba2.shtml

I think the rules for SB's were different at some point in the 1800's but all the games from the 1910s are likely under modern rules. I don't know the details though.

That's an interesting list of retrosheet-era games, though. Spot-checking the boxes I see several "back-up catcher" games (double header, getaway day, etc). Wynegar was the regular catcher for the Twins in 1976 but he was DH-ing in both the games above. Ferguson was catching instead of Yeager in the Dodger game.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5513/comment-page-1#comment-16435 Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:45:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5513#comment-16435 Continuing from before: In that same time-frame 2 players stole 3 bases without officially reaching base (on their own credit).

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB TOB IBB SO HBP ROE GDP SB CS BOP Pos. Summary
1 Brett Butler 1987-04-08 CLE TOR L 1-5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 CF
2 Gary Ward 1985-06-29 TEX OAK L 6-7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 LF
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Generated 4/20/2010.
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