From researcher Tom Orf: Matt Carpenter‘s 12 doubles in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 19 games is tied for the second-most in Major League Baseball history.
Carpenter is tied with nine others for the second-most, behind Billy Herman, who had 14 in the Chicago Cubs’ first 19 contests of the 1936 season. Herman finished with 57 two-base hits that season, tied for 10th– most all time.
Most doubles through 19 games, season, MLB
Of course, Carpenter’s current rate of hitting doubles cannot be sustained over the entire season or he would set a new MLB record with 102. The single-season total of 67 has been the MLB record since Earl Webb logged that amount for the 1931 Boston Red Sox.
Carpenter’s career high-water point of 55 doubles in 2013 is the second-best single season in team history behind Joe Medwick. Ducky had 56 in his Triple Crown season of 1937.
Carpenter dropped to 33 two-base hits last season, but is already over a third of the way there with over 140 games remaining in 2015.
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