Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Double Trouble: 500 home runs and 500 doubles. And 600 each.

OK, not a new topic but consider that of the 13 players with at least 500 home runs and 500 doubles, three are active and two of them could reach 600 home runs and 600 doubles. Those two are opposing each other tonight for the third consecutive game.

Note: 60 players have hit at least 500 doubles, including two with fewer than 100 home runs: Nap Lajoie and Honus Wagner. 27 players have hit at least 500 home runs; the fewest doubles: Mark McGwire 252.

500 home runs and 500 doubles sorted by homers:
Rk Player HR 2B From To Age G PA AB R H 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos Tm
1 Barry Bonds 762 601 1986 2007 21-42 2986 12606 9847 2227 2935 77 1996 2558 688 1539 106 4 91 165 514 141 .298 .444 .607 1.051 *78H/D9 PIT-SFG
2 Hank Aaron 755 624 1954 1976 20-42 3298 13941 12364 2174 3771 98 2297 1402 293 1383 32 21 121 328 240 73 .305 .374 .555 .928 *9783DH/45 MLN-ATL-MIL
3 Babe Ruth 714 506 1914 1935 19-40 2504 10622 8399 2174 2873 136 2214 2062 1330 43 113 2 123 117 .342 .474 .690 1.164 971/H83 BOS-NYY-BSN
4 Alex Rodriguez 694 545 1994 2016 18-40 2749 12085 10454 2015 3093 31 2072 1331 97 2258 176 16 108 258 328 76 .296 .381 .553 .934 65D/H3 SEA-TEX-NYY
5 Willie Mays 660 523 1951 1973 20-42 2992 12496 10881 2062 3283 140 1903 1464 192 1526 44 13 91 251 338 103 .302 .384 .557 .941 *8H/39675 NYG-SFG-NYM
6 Ken Griffey 630 524 1989 2010 19-40 2671 11304 9801 1662 2781 38 1836 1312 246 1779 81 8 102 199 184 69 .284 .370 .538 .907 *89DH/73 SEA-CIN-CHW
7 Frank Robinson 586 528 1956 1976 20-40 2808 11742 10006 1829 2943 72 1812 1420 218 1532 198 17 102 270 204 77 .294 .389 .537 .926 97D3H8/5 CIN-BAL-LAD-CAL-CLE
8 Albert Pujols 572 588 2001 2016 21-36 2331 10144 8758 1623 2718 16 1738 1191 299 1008 99 1 95 323 105 41 .310 .395 .577 .972 *37D5/9H64 STL-LAA
9 Rafael Palmeiro 569 585 1986 2005 21-40 2831 12046 10472 1663 3020 38 1835 1353 172 1348 87 15 119 232 97 40 .288 .371 .515 .885 *3D7/H98 CHC-TEX-BAL
10 Manny Ramirez 555 547 1993 2011 21-39 2302 9774 8244 1544 2574 20 1831 1329 216 1813 109 2 90 243 38 33 .312 .411 .585 .996 79D/H CLE-BOS-CHW-LAD-TBR
11 Ted Williams 521 525 1939 1960 20-41 2292 9788 7706 1798 2654 71 1839 2021 86 709 39 5 20 197 24 17 .344 .482 .634 1.116 *79H/1 BOS
12 David Ortiz 519 610 1997 2016 21-40 2308 9689 8297 1368 2369 19 1695 1267 200 1697 37 2 86 221 16 9 .286 .379 .551 .930 *D3H MIN-BOS
13 Eddie Murray 504 560 1977 1997 21-41 3026 12817 11336 1627 3255 35 1917 1333 222 1516 18 2 128 315 110 43 .287 .359 .476 .836 *3D/H57 BAL-LAD-NYM-CLE-ANA
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/8/2016.

Rodriguez, Pujols and Ortiz are active. The Angels are playing the Yankees at the Stadium. Rodriguez is only six homers away from 700 and 55 doubles from 600; A-Rod has one more double than former Yankee teammate Derek Jeter. Rodriguez may not reach 600 doubles by the end of 2017 but he has a shot.

Mike Trout (gratuitous reference to the best active player) Angel teammate Pujols is only 12 doubles short and could well reach 600 this season. It's doubtful Pujols will hit another 28 home runs in 2016 but you never know.

The exclusive double 600 club currently consists of Aaron and Bonds. Pretty amazing. That the club might double by the end of next season is also amazing.

Double down on that.

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