• Ian Kinsler’s Remarkable 2011 Season

    Posted by on January 1st, 2014 · Comments (1)

    It’s the only time someone, ever, in baseball history had a 30-30 season where they also had less than 100 whiffs and less than 5 times caught stealing. Here it is, along with the others to come somewhat close to matching it:

    Rk Player HR SB SO CS Year Age Tm G PA R 2B 3B RBI BB BA OBP SLG
    1 Chipper Jones 45 25 94 3 1999 27 ATL 157 701 116 41 1 110 126 .319 .441 .633
    2 Willie Mays 34 27 58 4 1959 28 SFG 151 649 125 43 5 104 65 .313 .381 .583
    3 Ian Kinsler 32 30 71 4 2011 29 TEX 155 723 121 34 4 77 89 .255 .355 .477
    4 Davey Lopes 28 44 88 4 1979 34 LAD 153 692 109 20 6 73 97 .265 .372 .464
    5 Carlos Beltran 27 25 96 3 2008 31 NYM 161 706 116 40 5 112 92 .284 .376 .500
    6 Eric Byrnes 26 25 88 3 2006 30 ARI 143 606 82 37 3 79 34 .267 .313 .482
    7 Carlos Beltran 26 41 81 4 2003 26 KCR 141 602 102 14 10 100 72 .307 .389 .522
    8 Raul Mondesi 26 27 96 4 1995 24 LAD 139 580 91 23 6 88 33 .285 .328 .496
    9 Jimmy Rollins 25 36 80 4 2006 27 PHI 158 758 127 45 9 83 57 .277 .334 .478
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/31/2013.

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    Comments on Ian Kinsler’s Remarkable 2011 Season

    1. Mr. October
      March 4th, 2014 | 3:31 pm

      “Ian Kinsler says he hopes the Rangers, his former team, ‘go 0-162′ this season, and calls Texas GM Jon Daniels a ‘sleazeball…’ ‘We won’t go 0-162,’ [manager Ron Washington] said. ‘Guaranteed…’”

      http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/10548784/ian-kinsler-detroit-tigers-hopes-texas-rangers-sleazeball-gm-jon-daniels-go-0-162

      Has Ian Kinsler ever met Brian Cashman?

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