Top 5 – Most Doubles Hit in a Single Season
By Nick Browne
Instant scoring position. That’s what hitting a double means. Whether it’s getting a big inning started with a two-bagger, or knocking in runners with a bases-clearing double, hitting doubles is a huge part of a baseball game. These five guys hit more than any others in a single season.
Earl Webb – 1931 – 67 doubles
While playing for the Red Sox in 1931, Webb set the modern-day record for doubles in a single season, with only Joe Medwick coming close to beating him with 64 in 1936.
George Burns – 1926 – 64 doubles
Burns belted 64 doubles while playing for the Cleveland Indians in 1926, a Major League record at that time.
Joe Medwick – 1936 – 64 doubles
“Ducky” came close to tying Earl Webb’s record for doubles in a season in 1936. However, he came up just three shy of tying the records, and four shy of setting it while playing for the Cardinals.
Hank Greenberg – 1934 – 63 doubles
While playing for the Tigers, Greenberg belted 63 doubles. He was named the AL MVP and won the World Series the following season, in 1935.
Paul Waner – 1932 – 62 doubles
Waner, while playing for the Pirates, knocked 62 doubles. Fun fact: Paul and his brother, Lloyd, hold the career record for hits by brothers.