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I’ve been kind of obsessed with doubles lately. (For instance: this Sporcle quiz

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I made.) They’re an overlooked stat, and such a diverse group of players hit a lot of doubles. At one point I wondered, which player has the highest % of doubles out of all his hits?

Here are the top 25 seasons of all time, ranked by percentage of doubles (qualified hitters since 1901). One player just dominates:

Rk Player 2B H % of 2Bs Year Tm
1 Eric Hinske
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45 109 41.3% 2003 TOR
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2 Rick Wilkins
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25 71 35.2% 1994 CHC
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3 Larry Walker
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44 127 34.6% 1994 MON
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4 Ruppert Jones
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34 99 34.3% 1981 SDP
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5 Earl Webb
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67 196 34.2% 1931 BOS
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6 Ryan Church
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43 128 33.6% 2007 WSN
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7 Luis Gonzalez
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52 159 32.7% 2006 ARI
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8 Chuck Knoblauch
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45 139 32.3% 1994 MIN
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9 Edgar Martinez
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52 163 31.9% 1996 SEA
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10 Brad Fullmer
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44 138 31.9% 1998 MON
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11 Kevin Young
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33 104 31.7% 2001 PIT
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12 Nick Johnson
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46 145 31.7% 2006 WSN
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13 Tris Speaker
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52 164 31.7% 1926 CLE
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14 Craig Biggio
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44 139 31.7% 1994 HOU
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15 Andres Torres
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43 136 31.6% 2010 SFG
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16 Dan Uggla
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49 155 31.6% 2007 FLA
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17 Bert Niehoff
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42 133 31.6% 1916 PHI
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18 Ernie Koy
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37 118 31.4% 1939 BRO
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19 Rogers Hornsby
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37 118 31.4% 1931 CHC
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Hank Greenberg
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63 201 31.3% 1934 DET
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21 Brian Roberts
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56 179 31.3% 2009 BAL
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22 Alfonso Soriano
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40 128 31.3% 2010 CHC
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23 Scott Rolen
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48 154 31.2% 2006 STL
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24 Bruce Campbell
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42 135 31.1% 1937 CLE
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25 George Brett
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40 129 31.0% 1991 KCR
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In 2003, Eric Hinske hit 45 doubles… and just 49 singles. That’s craaaaazy. No other 40-double hitter in MLB history has finished with fewer than 61 singles (Carlos Delgado in ’97 and Alfonso Soriano in ’10 both had 61).

I love the diversity of this list. You have all-time greats (Brett, Hornsby, Greenberg, Speaker, etc.), but you also have some very pedestrian players (Fullmer, Young, Koy, Church, Wilkins, etc.). It’s also interesting that there are no repeat players. That points to the peculiarity and difficulty of this type of season.

It’s also interesting to me that nearly all of these seasons came during high-offense eras (’90s / 2000′s and ’30s). I suppose that in a high-offense era, fielding isn’t as prioritized, so balls hit out of the infield are more likely to turn into doubles. Among other factors, of course.

It seems that 32% doubles is a sort of inflection point. Only 8 players have topped that figure in a season, but 17 have put up a number between 31% and 32%, and another 19 have posted a mark between 30% and 31%.

Let’s close with the career leaders for highest proportion of doubles (min. 3000 PAs). These are the 9 players with at least 25% doubles in their careers:

Rk Player 2B H % of 2Bs From To PAs
1 Lyle Overbay
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308 1158 26.6% 2001 2011 4885
2 Brad Fullmer
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203 778 26.1% 1997 2004 3065
3 David Ortiz
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456 1760 25.9% 1997 2011 7266
4 John Valentin
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281 1093 25.7% 1992 2002 4511
5 Adam LaRoche
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246 959 25.7% 2004 2011 4022
6 Chris Young
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174 683 25.5% 2006 2011 3225
7 Bill Hall
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210 825 25.5% 2002 2011 3660
8 Eric Hinske
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230 912 25.2% 2002 2011 4105
9 Kevin Youkilis
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232 927 25.0% 2004 2011 3809
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Lyle Overbay: #1 in baseball history at something. Awesome.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that 3 longtime Red Sox are on this list (Ortiz, Valentin, and Youkilis).┬áIt’s also not a coincidence that all of these hitters played in the ’90s and 2000s, I’m sure. Or that 7 of the 9 are still active, for that matter.

Before Valentin debuted in 1992, the all-time leader in this stat was Hank Greenberg at 23.3% doubles (379 2Bs out of 1628 hits). Rance Mulliniks

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–love that guy–also made a run at the record, but fell a few hundredths of a percent short (226 2Bs out of 972 hits, 23.25%).

Perhaps we should rename the “Steroid Era” the “Doubles Era.”

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