June 3, 2016

Could Ortiz Set New Record For Extra-Base Hits?

Through 54 games, David Ortiz has 40 extra-base hits (23 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs). Fifty-four games is exactly one-third of the regular season, so Ortiz is "on pace" for 120 extra-base hits (69-3-48). That would be a new major league record (69 doubles would set a new record, too).

Most Extra-Base Hits, Season
Player        Year    2B   3B   HR   XBH
Babe Ruth     1921    44   16   59   119
Lou Gehrig    1927    52   18   47   117
Chuck Klein   1930    59    8   40   107
Barry Bonds   2001    32    2   73   107
Todd Helton   2001    54    2   49   105
There have been 15 instances of a player having 100+ extra-base hits in a season. Four of those 15 came in 2001 (Bonds, Helton, Sammy Sosa, Luis Gonzalez).

The Red Sox record for extra-base hits is 92, set by Jimmie Foxx in 1938 (33-9-50).

In 2004, Ortiz had 91 extra-base hits (47-3-41). Ortiz also holds the #3 and #4 spots on the Red Sox list, with 88 in both 2005 and 2007.

5 comments:

allan said...

Ortiz has 499 doubles with the Red Sox. Top 3:

Yaz - 646
TSW - 525
Ortiz - 499

allan said...

ORTIZ
Leads the majors in SLG (.730), OPS (1.145), doubles (23), XBH (40), and RBI (51).
Ranks 2nd in the AL in OBP (.415), 3rd in AVG (.335), and T-3rd in HR (16).

paul hickman said...

Would you say the SideSalad has been Damn Good so far .....

Mike376 said...

It would be exciting if Ortiz set both the doubles and extra base hits records. He also has a chance for the triple crown. Has anyone had a better year at age 40? I say hall of fame definitely. 600+ 2Bs, 500+ HRs. Who else had more than 600 doubles and 500 HRs? Aaron? That's all I can think of.

allan said...

Here is the 600/500 list.