Thursday, February 26, 2009
Greenberg and Ruth Stand Alone
A little known record that Hank Greenberg shares with Babe Ruth was his 96 extra-base hits or more in 4 different seasons: 96 in 1934, 98 in 1935, 103 in 1937, and 99 in 1940. Ruth is the only other player to have 96 or more extra-base hits in 4 different seasons. Lou Gehrig had 2, Joe DiMaggio had 1, Jimmie Foxx had 1, and Rogers Hornsby did it 2 times. Sluggers like Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron never had 96 or more extra-base hits in any season.