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Most Triples Through Age 25

Posted by Raphy on September 25, 2008

On the suggestions page, kingturtle mentioned that Jose Reyes has put up some very high triples totals through the age of 25. In fact, with 71 triples through his age 25 season, Reyes is 18th all time10th since 1901, and 2nd since 1940. Reyes needs another 3 triples this season to match Carl Crawford for #1 since 1940.

Here are the leaders in triples through age 25 (seasonal age, not actual) since 1940.

  Cnt Player             **3B** From  To   Ages   G    PA    AB    R    H   2B  HR  RBI  BB  IBB  SO  HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions Teams
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+----+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+-----------+
    1 Carl Crawford        74   2002 2007 20-25  816  3574  3343  490  990 145  62  377  166  15  505  19  26  20  37  277  57  .296  .331  .439  .770 *7/8D     TBD         
    2 Jose Reyes           71   2003 2008 20-25  751  3467  3189  530  916 154  61  309  240  27  384   5  22  11  29  286  73  .287  .337  .437  .774 *6/4      NYM         
    3 Garry Templeton      69   1976 1981 20-25  713  3114  2990  443  911 125  25  281   94  19  379   4  10  16  42  138  79  .305  .325  .418  .743 *6        STL         
    4 Stan Musial          64   1941 1946 20-25  611  2655  2323  439  812 185  52  357  299   0  103  12  21   0  34   30   0  .350  .426  .551  .977 973/8     STL         
    5 Vada Pinson          61   1958 1964 19-25  962  4227  3899  661 1177 216 125  530  275  19  522  18  10  25  67  139  47  .302  .349  .485  .834 *8/97     CIN         
    6 Cristian Guzman      57   1999 2003 21-25  696  2914  2701  374  713 111  31  243  136   3  427  17  42  18  31   92  47  .264  .302  .382  .684 *6/D      MIN         
    7 George Brett         53   1973 1978 20-25  731  3114  2850  413  870 169  51  353  210  28  187   6  24  24  43   79  45  .305  .351  .455  .806 *5/6D     KCR         
    8 Johnny Callison      49   1958 1964 19-25  780  3131  2794  436  771 130 102  366  273  15  482  18  35  11  35   35  18  .276  .343  .467  .810 *97/8     CHW-PHI     
    9 Mickey Mantle        49   1951 1957 19-25  952  4116  3418  763 1080 164 207  669  670  35  653   5   9  14  26   59  19  .316  .427  .574 1.001 *89/645   NYY         
   10 Alfredo Griffin      48   1976 1983 18-25  764  3001  2781  299  697 111   9  191  135   3  255  13  54  18  37   67  73  .251  .287  .335  .622 *6/45     CLE-TOR     

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3 Responses to “Most Triples Through Age 25”

  1. JohnnyTwisto Says:

    I was just looking at Reyes yesterday. Since 1920, only Paul Waner (4) has more seasons of at least 17 triples. (Yes, I am slicing the numbers to make Reyes look more impressive - sue me.) Since 1920, only Goose Goslin has more triples from ages 22 through 25.

  2. hey thanks for doing this research so quickly! there's a few interesting tidbits about that list. Crawford managed 10 more triples this season (at age 26). He and Reyes both have a chance at getting to Willie Wilson's 147, Brock's 141, or Mays' 140. Do they have enough wheels and stamina to reach Musial's 177 or Clemente's 166? Templeton only had 37 more triples over his next 10 seasons. Guzman has slowed down considerable. Callison 40 over his next 9 seasons. Griffin only 30 over his next 10 seasons. Mantle only 23 over his next 11 seasons.

    Brett on the other hand had 20 triples at age 26. That was his 20 double, 20 triple, 20 homer season. (can we get a complete list posted of all the 20/20/20 guys?)

    These days, you've got to get your triples early and often if you're going to reach Musial's 177.

    Here's a list of post-1940 players who hit 20 or more triples in a season, age 26 or more:
    *Dale Mitchell had 23 in 1949 at age 27
    *Curtis Granderson had 23 at age 26
    *Snuffy Stirnweiss had 22 in 1945 at age 26
    *Lance Johnson had 21 in 1996 at age 32
    *Jimmy Rollins had 20 in 2007 at age 27
    *George Brett had 20 in 1979 at age 26
    *Jeff Heath had 20 in 1941 at age 26
    *Willie Mays had 20 in 1957 at age 26

    And here are honorable mentions of the 35 or over crowd:
    *Mickey Vernon had 14 in 1954 at age 36
    *Tommy Henrich had 14 in 1948 at age 35
    *Joe Kuhel had 13 in 1945 at age 39
    *Jose Cruz had 13 in 1984 at age 36
    *Steve Finley had 12 in 2006 at age 41
    *Kenny Lofton had 12 in 2006 at age 39
    *Omar Vizquel had 10 in 2006 at age 39
    *Steve Finley had 10 in 2003 at age 38
    *Brett Butler had 9 in 1995 at age 38
    *Doc Cramer had 9 in 1944 at age 38
    *Kenny Lofton had 6 in 2007 at age 40
    *Luke Appling had 5 in 1949 at age 42
    *Paul Molitor had 5 in 1998 at age 41
    *Pete Rose had 5 in 1981 (strike year) at age 40
    *Enos Slaughter had 5 in 1956 at age 40
    *Luke Appling had 4 in 1950 at age 43
    *Pete Rose had 4 in 1982 at age 41
    *Bob Thurman had 4 in 1958 at age 41

  3. Kingturtle: here's the
    20/20/20
    list -- seven players, including Granderson and Rollins last year. Granderson is the only one to make the 23/23/23 list.