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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

Without looking it up, can anyone name the top 5 all time stolen base leaders in MLB history (1901 onward only)?

 

 


#2 rghrbek

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

R. Henderson

Manny Mota (Can't remember if he was the guy with the old record)

V. Coleman

Ty Cobb

W. Wilson

 

 

Lots of more recent guys (well 80's) but I have no clue


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:23 PM

 

Without looking it up, can anyone name the top 5 all time stolen base leaders in MLB history (1901 onward only)?

I know I submitted my list but I am really bummed I left my name sake off the list...he's gotta be top 5 right?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:35 PM

Henderson

Brock

Cobb

Raines

Coleman?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:11 PM

 

Henderson

Brock

Cobb

Raines

Coleman?

Wow, five for five, amazing. I got four but totally forgot about Raines. 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

 

Wow, five for five, amazing. I got four but totally forgot about Raines. 

I forgot Brock, got him confused with Mota, did Mota even steel bases?

 

 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:08 PM

 

I forgot Brock, got him confused with Mota, did Mota even steel bases?

I think he was known more for ironing them.:)

 

Awesome trivia question.I would have forgotten Coleman.  

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:12 PM

 

R. Henderson

Manny Mota (Can't remember if he was the guy with the old record)

V. Coleman

Ty Cobb

W. Wilson

 

 

Lots of more recent guys (well 80's) but I have no clue

I would drop Mota and add Tim Raines. And then think some more. And then cheat.(I haven't done the last two yet, but I'm about to.)

 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:14 PM

 

I would drop Mota and add Tim Raines. And then think some more. And then cheat.(I haven't done the last two yet, but I'm about to.)

I skipped 2 and went part way to 3 - Lou Brock has to be in there, and I would probably drop Wilson.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

 

I know I submitted my list but I am really bummed I left my name sake off the list...he's gotta be top 5 right?

The only base I remember him stealing is the one he took from Ron Gant.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

I knew the top 3.I guessed at the other two but figured Raines was pretty consistent and played a long time and Coleman seemed like he had a few massive years.I doubt we will ever see yearly totals like he put up.Different style of play now.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:12 PM

 

Without looking it up, can anyone name the top 5 all time stolen base leaders in MLB history (1901 onward only)?

T. Cobb, Henderson (Oakland), Carew, Jackie Robinson, Pete Rose??


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

T. Cobb, Henderson (Oakland), Carew, Jackie Robinson, Pete Rose??

Bravo for guessing without reading the answer later in the thread!
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:29 PM

Part II of the question: the successful SB percentages of those top 5 are thus: 85, 80, 80, 80, and 75% (some rounding, but actually pretty close).

Who got the 85% success rate?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:58 PM

 

Part II of the question: the successful SB percentages of those top 5 are thus: 85, 80, 80, 80, and 75% (some rounding, but actually pretty close).

Who got the 85% success rate?

I'm pretty sure Raines has that.

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