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    The 20-20-20-20 Club

    Only 4 times in the history of baseball has a batter had 20 or more doubles, 20 or more triples, 20 or more homeruns and 20 or more stolen bases in the same season. Surprisingly, this rare feat occurred twice in the same season when both Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies and Curtis Granderson of the Tigers surpassed those numbers in 2007. Prior to that the 20-20-20-20 had only been accomplished by the great Willie Mayes in 1957 and Frank Shulte of the Cubs in 1911. (George Brett in 1979 and Cleveland's Jeff Heath in 1941 both came within a few stolen bases of doing this.)


    The closest a Twins player came to these combined figues in a season was probably Rod Carew in his MVP season of 1977 with totals of 38 doubles, 16 triples, 14 home runs, and 23 stolen base or Zoilo Versalles in his MVP season of 1965 with totals of 45-12-19-27.

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    Buxton someday?

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    There are 113 players with 20 or more triples in the history of the major leagues. Ever. Only 13 of those after 1930. After the ballparks changed dimensions after the depression, triples became much much harder to get (and home runs easier to get.) This is the problem here...
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    Has to be one of my favorite 'stats' of all time.

    Was Stan Musial close one year? Maybe didn't have the steals.

    "Chance"...I wonder if the poster was thinking the same thing. He's ripe for all of those.

    I think Carl Crawford and Jose Reyes got pretty close a few times. Their years of getting close again are likely behind them.

    Who, in today's game could be the guys to do that? Trout? Though, maybe too much power. Who else?

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