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  • 50/20 and 20/50

    GiambiJuice is the inspiration for this thread.

    4 players are in the 50/20 club - 50 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a single season. Can you name these four players?

    1) Brady Anderson
    2) Willie Mays
    3) Alex Rodriguez
    4) Ken Griffey Jr.

    20/50 club membership is a bit larger than that of 50/20. A player has hit 20 home runs and stolen bases in the same season 19 times, with the feat being accomplished by 11 different players. Who are these 11 players?

    1) Eric Davis
    2) Ryne Sandberg
    3) Brady Anderson
    4) Barry Bonds
    5) Eric Byrnes
    6) Craig Biggio
    7) Hanley Ramirez
    8) Lou Brock
    9) Rickey Henderson
    10) Joe Morgan
    11) Cesar Cedeno

    Only one player is a member of both the 50/20 club and the 20/50 club.

    No looking it up
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 06-16-2010, 10:31 AM.

  • #2
    I seem to remember Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Ryne Sandbreg, Brady Anderson, maybe Eric Davis?
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    • #3
      You remember well. Davis hit 20 home runs and stole 50 bases in a season twice, 1986 and 1987. Bonds, Sandberg and Anderson each did it once, in 1990, 1985 and 1992 respectively. Mays hit 50 home runs and stole 20 bases in 1955 while Anderson accomplished that feat in 1996. Anderson is the only player to accomplish both feats.

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      • #4
        i'm pretty sure A-rod did 50-20 for the Yankees a few years ago.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          Indeed he did. Well done.

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          • #6
            for 20-50 I'm going Eric Byrnes (almost positive about this one), Hanley Ramirez, and Craig Biggio?
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Did Luis Gonzalez do 50-20?
              My top 10 players:

              1. Babe Ruth
              2. Barry Bonds
              3. Ty Cobb
              4. Ted Williams
              5. Willie Mays
              6. Alex Rodriguez
              7. Hank Aaron
              8. Honus Wagner
              9. Lou Gehrig
              10. Mickey Mantle

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                for 20-50 I'm going Eric Byrnes (almost positive about this one), Hanley Ramirez, and Craig Biggio?
                Those three are correct as well. They each accomplished the feat once.
                Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                Did Luis Gonzalez do 50-20?
                Luis Gonzalez did not do 50/20. In his 57 home run season, he stole one base. However, he did have some speed earlier on in his career.

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                • #9
                  I know Bert Campaneris had a bizarre season where he hit 22 home runs. He also stole a lot of bases so I'll guess him as a 20/50 guy.

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                  • #10
                    Bert Campaneris is not correct. In the year in which he hit 22 home runs, he stole 42 bases. Though if he had hit those home runs a year earlier, it would be correct.

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                    • #11
                      Sammy Sosa? Ken Griffey Jr.?
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                      • #12
                        Sammy Sosa is incorrect. In his best year, he stole 36 bases, so he never got too close to 20/50. However, he did get pretty close to 50/20, stealing 18 bases in his 66 home run season.

                        Ken Griffey Jr. is correct. In 1998, he hit 56 home runs and stole 20 bases.

                        Now all we need are the last four players to hit 20 home runs and steal 50 bases in the same season. I will start giving hints if you want.

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                        • #13
                          Lou Brock? Not sure if he had enough homers though. And I'd be shocked if Rickey didn't do it.
                          My top 10 players:

                          1. Babe Ruth
                          2. Barry Bonds
                          3. Ty Cobb
                          4. Ted Williams
                          5. Willie Mays
                          6. Alex Rodriguez
                          7. Hank Aaron
                          8. Honus Wagner
                          9. Lou Gehrig
                          10. Mickey Mantle

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                          • #14
                            And I'm guessing Joe Morgan did it in his MVP years.
                            My top 10 players:

                            1. Babe Ruth
                            2. Barry Bonds
                            3. Ty Cobb
                            4. Ted Williams
                            5. Willie Mays
                            6. Alex Rodriguez
                            7. Hank Aaron
                            8. Honus Wagner
                            9. Lou Gehrig
                            10. Mickey Mantle

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                            • #15
                              You are correct on all three. Lou Brock did it in 1967, when he hit 21 home runs and stole 52 bases - it was the only year in which he hit 20 or more home runs. Joe Morgan did it in 1973 (26 home runs, 67 SB), 1974 (22 home runs 58 SB) and 1976 (27 home runs, 60 SB). He almost did it again in 1977, when he had 22 home runs and 49 stolen bases. Rickey Henderson accomplished the feat every year he hit 20 or more home runs - 1985, 1986, 1990 and 1993.

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