## 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 time, 10th 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 Crawford742002 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 Reyes712003 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 Templeton691976 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 Musial641941 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 Pinson611958 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 Guzman571999 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 Brett531973 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 Callison491958 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 Mantle491951 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 Griffin481976 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

September 25th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

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.

September 26th, 2008 at 9:09 am

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

September 26th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

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.