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A two base hit when a player safely reaches second base on a hit. A double is also awarded when a player is thrown out between second and third base trying for a triple. Also see ground rule double.

Bill James has recently published an article stating that Tris Speaker's career record for doubles is likely to be broken in the next few decades because so many more doubles are being hit, by players who tend to have longer careers.

All Time Leaders
Span Player Total Notes
Career Tris Speaker 792
Season Earl Webb 67 1931
Game Several Players 4
NPB Career Kazuyoshi Tatsunami 450+
NPB Season Yoshitomo Tani 52 2001
Minor League Career Spencer Harris 743
Minor League Season Lyman Lamb 100 1924
AAGPBL Career Betty Foss 117
AAGPBL Season Betty Foss 34 1951
AAGPBL Game Lois Florreich 3 July 1, 1945
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