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Tris Speaker hit the most doubles in MLB history (792). Courtesy Photo

1. Six players in MLB history have hit 60 or more doubles in one season. Earl Webb stroked 67 in 1931. George Burns hit 64 in 1926. Joe Medwick stroked 64 in 1936. Hank Greenberg had 63 doubles in 1934. Paul Waner recorded 62 doubles in 1932. Charlie Gehringer hit 60 doubles in 1936. Medwick, Greenberg, Waner and Gehringer all are Hall of Famers.

5. Earl Webb was a member of the Red Sox when he set an MLB record for most doubles in one season (67). Webb played seven years in the majors and stroked 155 career doubles. Only one other year during his career did he hit at least 30 doubles in a season. That was in 1930 when he had exactly 30. He was a pretty good hitter. He posted a .306 career batting average along with a .381 career on-base percentage. He had a special year in 1931. Along with his 67 doubles, he hit 14 homers, drove in 103 runs, stroked 196 hits, scored 96 runs and hit .333 with a .404 on-base percentage, .528 slugging percentage and .932 OPS. Webb finished sixth in the AL MVP voting. The 1931 MVP was pitcher Lefty Grove who went 31-4 with five saves and a 2.06 ERA in 41 games, including 30 starts.

3. Four players in MLB history have hit 700 or more doubles during their careers. Tris Speaker stroked 792 doubles in 22 seasons. Pete Rose had 746 doubles in 24 seasons. Stan Musial hit 725 doubles in 22 seasons. Ty Cobb had 724 doubles in 24 seasons. Speaker, Musial and Cobb are Hall of Famers.

4. Free agent Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is the active doubles leader. He has 572 in 21 seasons. David Ortiz is 13th on the active list with 456 in 15 seasons. Right ahead of Ortiz in 12th is former Red Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera who has 459 doubles in 15 seasons.

5. Carl Yastrzemski is the only player to hit 600 or more doubles during his Red Sox career. Yastrzemski stroked 646 doubles as a member of the Red Sox.

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