Continuing the power-hitting shortstops theme, I am interested in determining who hit the most career doubles at the position.
We run into issues with a few old-time greats, Joe Cronin and Honus Wagner. Both guys hit over 500 doubles but they played in seasons that Baseball-Reference is missing many box scores and thus splits. Cronin probably hit just under 500 as a SS and Wagner is estimated to have 550 doubles at the SS position. Honus is very likely the all-time leader for doubles by a shortstop but since we don’t know for certain I have left he and Cronin off this list.
The nearly 100% accurate list follows:
Career Doubles Hit While Playing Shortstop
Posted on July 30, 2013, in 1980s stars, Hall of Fame and tagged Barry Larkin, Derek Jeter, Honus Wagner, Joe Cronin, Luke Appling, Omar Vizquel, Ozzie Smith, Robin Yount. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.