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Jay’s doubles among all-time Cards early leaders

Jon Jay (Doug Benc/Getty Images)Jon Jay has nine two-base hits in his first 38 games, joining just 16 other St. Louis Cardinals who could say the same.

In his 38th career MLB game on Tuesday night, outfielder Jon Jay continued his stellar play. The rookie hit two doubles, walked, scored and drove in a run, raising his average to .372.

It was his second career two-double game and the pair of doubles increased his career total to nine.

In the former stat, Jay joined nine other Cardinals hitters since 1920 with two two-double contests in their first 38 career games.

St. Louis Cardinals, multi-double games, first 38 career games

2 Jon Jay
2 George Watkins
2 Del Rice
2 Albert Pujols
2 Johnny Mize
2 Whitey Kurowski
2 Adam Kennedy
2 Ray Jablonski
2 Art Garibaldi
2 Howard Freigau

Jay became the 17th Cardinals hitter since 1920 to collect at least nine doubles in his first 38 games. Joe “Ducky” Medwick is on top with 14 two-base hits during the earliest stages of what would become his Hall of Fame career.

St. Louis Cardinals, doubles, first 38 career games

14 Joe Medwick
13 Stu Martin
11 Del Rice Johnny Mize Ernie Orsatti
10 Adam Kennedy Art Garibaldi George Watkins Tom Alston Ray Sanders
9 Whitey Kurowski Howard Freigau Eddie Kazak Ray Lankford Stan Musial
9 Enos Slaughter Jon Jay

Special thanks to Tom Orf for the data tables above.

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