Did You Know…

Although there have been only eight 100-stolen base seasons in baseball since 1900, Vince Coleman did it in three consecutive years.  The Cardinals’ speedy outfielder stole 110 bases as a rookie in 1985 and followed up with 107 thefts in 1986 and 109 more in 1987. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – Truly remarkable!!  Rickey Henderson is responsible for 3 more of baseball’s eight 100-stolen base seasons.  We may never see another one of these again, and the fact that 2 stars from my youth are accountable for 6 of the 8 times that this has happened in the last 110 years lets me know how incredible these two players were on the base paths!

3 responses to “Did You Know…

  1. Well…Good for Vince! I did not know this. As a Cardinals fan, I feel like I’m a big slacker for not having this piece of trivia locked away in my memory. Thanks for helping me out! 🙂

  2. The last time anyone topped 80 steals in the Major Leagues was 1988. You get one guess which two players did it that season.

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