Thursday, July 24, 2014

I Love Stats: Gehrig Steals Home 15 Times

As many of you already know I am a big time stats guy. I don't rely solely on stats and ignore the eye test but I am a huge stat guy. When I see an interesting stat I like to pass it along and I saw one this morning regarding the great Yankee Iron Horse Lou Gehrig. Gehrig was known for his consecutive games played streak and his luckiest man speech but not for his stolen bases.

On this day in 1926 Gehrig stole home for the second time this season. Gehrig would steal 102 bases in his career and 15 of those was a steal of home plate. I'm not entirely sure if that's a record or anything but it's still an awesome stat.

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