Comments on: Most Triples Through Age 25 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/792 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/792/comment-page-1#comment-5561 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:49:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=792#comment-5561 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.

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/792/comment-page-1#comment-5549 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:09:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=792#comment-5549 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

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/792/comment-page-1#comment-5547 Thu, 25 Sep 2008 21:02:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=792#comment-5547 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.

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