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(CBS Sports)   Who said the stolen base was dead? Diamondbacks' Tim Locastro sets the new MLB record by starting his career with his 28th straight successfully stolen base   (cbssports.com) divider line
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2021-04-12 8:12:52 AM  
Since making his MLB debut in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers he's gone 28 for 28 on his stolen base attempts.

3 years, 28 stolen bases.  I can't both read AND do the math because there will be decimals and fractions and remainders.  But it must be impressive.  Right guys?

/Guys?
 
2021-04-12 9:24:13 AM  
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2021-04-12 9:35:14 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Since making his MLB debut in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers he's gone 28 for 28 on his stolen base attempts.

3 years, 28 stolen bases.  I can't both read AND do the math because there will be decimals and fractions and remainders.  But it must be impressive.  Right guys?

/Guys?


If he debuted in 2017, this would be his fifth year, presuming he played every year.
 
2021-04-12 9:49:23 AM  
Why bother stealing bases as often when every single batter is just trying to hit home runs off of the juiced balls?
 
2021-04-12 10:08:52 AM  

Bootysama: Why bother stealing bases as often when every single batter is just trying to hit home runs off of the juiced balls?


He's also been hit with pitches 28 times in his career, 22 of which came in 2019 alone. It's easier to steal bases when you're getting on 1st by being plunked.
 
2021-04-12 10:39:49 AM  
I guess people never actually read Moneyball, but they sure know what's in it. Hint: the stolen base wasn't a bad statistic, but the A's could never afford anybody who was really good at it. If you're not good at it, don't do it. Getting walks was really cheap back then.
 
2021-04-12 12:14:46 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Since making his MLB debut in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers he's gone 28 for 28 on his stolen base attempts.

3 years, 28 stolen bases.  I can't both read AND do the math because there will be decimals and fractions and remainders.  But it must be impressive.  Right guys?

/Guys?


Yep.  I love the stolen base and the hit and run. And in the sabermetrics era, there's still a place for it.  But in specific situations. Not consistently over a season. Everybody says that Gehrig's record is the unbreakable one. But it's not. It's HARD, but it's not unbreakable. Ricky Henderson's stolen base records are NEVER falling. The game has changed.
 
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