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Carl Crawford is the eighth member of the 400-100-100 club

Aug 30, 2010, 11:48 AM EDT

This definitely qualifies as more “interesting” than “significant” but Carl Crawford hit his 100th career homer last night to become just the eighth player in baseball history with 100 homers, 100 triples, and 400 steals.
The other guys in the 400-100-100 club: Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Lou Brock, Frankie Frisch, Kenny Lofton, Paul Molitor, and Tim Raines. All but Raines and Lofton are in the Hall of Fame, and Raines is deserving of a spot in Cooperstown even though he’ll probably never get voted in (and a decent argument can perhaps be made for Lofton too).
Not bad company, especially since Crawford just turned 29 years old earlier this month. He has a chance to crack 20 homers for the first time this season, and since debuting in mid-2002 his 100 triples are the most in baseball and he has more steals (403) than everyone but Juan Pierre (457).

  1. dalvo4 - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Next to join that group should be Johnny Damon (he was the first name i thought of before clicking on the article link)
    Currently has 98 3B, 214 HR, and 382 SB. His speed is declining- only 8 SB this year- but another few years and he should be able to get there.

  2. Old Gator - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Meanwhile, the Big C kept the Rays and the Borg locked in their weeklong death embrace at the top of the division. They’re beginning to look like Bernoulli twins, aren’t they?

  3. BC - Aug 30, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Rickey Henderson didn’t do this? I’ll have to look.

  4. dalvo4 - Aug 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    ricky only had 66 career triples in 25 seasons- that is pretty hard to beleive with all that speed

  5. Kiwicricket - Aug 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    I would be amazed also. I think it’s under ‘of course he did’ and hence not listed.

  6. Detroit Michael - Aug 30, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Other near misses: Juan Samuel was 4 SBs short. Willie Davis was 2 SBs short.

  7. joet - Aug 30, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Actually, if you watched Rickey play for any length of time, you would not be surprised.
    Rickey always refrained from taking the extra base wherever possible.
    Why? So that he could steal that base.
    He was only concerned with himself – and he knew his legacy would involve one thing only – stolen bases.
    Additionally, his baserunning instincts were horrendous. Only in the science of basestealing was he a genius.

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