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Bobby Abreu has more 20-20 seasons than anyone outside of the Bonds family

Sep 20, 2010, 4:48 PM EST

Last night Bobby Abreu reached 20 homers and 20 steals for the ninth time, which is one short of the all-time record shared by Barry Bonds and … Bobby Bonds.
That a father and son are the only two players ever with double-digit 20-20 seasons strikes me as one of the more underrated amazing facts in baseball history. And that Abreu is right behind them with nine such seasons is pretty remarkable too.
There have been a total of 347 seasons with 20 homers and 20 steals accomplished by 162 different players, 77 of whom have done it at least twice. Shin-Soo Choo became one of those 77 guys last night, reaching 20-20 for the second straight year.

  1. Steve C - Sep 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Abreu for HOF?

  2. John_Michael - Sep 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Statistically speaking, there’s now a good chance Abreu was ‘roiding.
    If A ~= B, and B = ‘roider, then A ~= ‘roider.

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