Dec 31, 2009

Baseball’s Triple Double Club…Another Exclusive Club Andre Belongs To

What is a Triple Double in baseball? A Triple Double is when a player hits at least 10 home runs and steals at least 10 stolen bases in a season for 10 consecutive seasons.

In 1988, Andre broke Bobby Bond’s record of achieving at least 10 HRs and 10 SBs for 11 consecutive years. This moment was celebrated in the 1989 Topps Record Breaker subset.

At the time it was such a rare achievement that only he and Bond’s had accomplished. Since then, the club has grown to seven others.

Baseball’s Triple Double Club includes:*

Barry Bonds – 16 years (1986 - 2001)
Derek Jeter – 14 years (1996 – present)
Reggie Sanders – 14 years (1992 – 2005)
Andre Dawson – 12 years (1977 – 1988)
Bobby Abreau – 12 years (1998 – present)
Bobby Bonds – 11 years (1969 – 1979)
Devon White – 10 years (1987 – 1996)
Larry Walker – 10 years (1990 – 1999)
Mike Cameron – 10 years (1997 – 2008)

While this club isn’t as prestigious as the 400 HRs / 300 SBs or 400 HRs / 2,700 Hits Clubs mention in previous posts, I think this club exemplifies how rare it is to have a player with this type of balance of power and speed. Not only that, but also to be that consistent in both skills for an extended period of time.

I don’t believe I missed anyone that qualified for the Triple Double club, but if I did let me know.

*www.baseball-reference.com

Thanks to my friend Brian at 30-Year Old Cardboard for sending me the Topps Record Breaker card seen above among other great Dawson cards!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post i have no idea before about baseball because here in our country baseball is not introduced in the sports that we usually played. This is what it looks like i can picture it now and probably i will watch it in youtube later:)

    Vernice

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  2. Actually, I don't know much about baseball. But since, it is required for us in school to study about the rules and how they are being played, then I started to have interest to watch it too in youtube and in starsports. At first, of course because I am not familiar about the game I was confused but I have enjoyed it a lot.

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