1981 Topps ‘Record Breakers’ – Card #204 – Ron LeFlore & Rondey Scott
“LeFlore & Scott Set Theft Mark For Teammates”
Montreal, Quebec, October 5, 1980. Expos’ speedsters Ron LeFlore and Rodney Scott have completed the 1980 season with 97 and 63 stolen bases respectively. As a result, their combined total of 160 thefts has established a new major league record for the most stolen bases by teammates in a season. The former record in this category was 148 swipes by Lou Brock and Bake McBride of the Cardinals in 1974. Brock’s total of 118 stolen bases that season still stands as the individual record.
My Take – I can guess why today’s stars don’t put more emphasis and heart into stealing bases. But I have to say that when watching games today, base stealing is one of the things I moss most that I found to be an enjoyable part of the game during my youth.