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Aramis Ramirez is first to 50 doubles in three years

Sep 24, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez‘s drive to the wall in left in the eighth inning of an ugly loss to the Nationals today didn’t do much for the Brewers, but it did make him the first player since 2009 to reach 50 doubles in a season.

Ramirez, who was robbed of another potential double on a nice catch from Bryce Harper in the first inning today, became the 86th player since 1901 to achieve a 50-double season. The Orioles’ Brian Roberts and the Royals’ Billy Butler were the last to do it, with both getting to the plateau in 2009.

Kansas City’s Alex Gordon, currently at 49 doubles, also figures to reach 50 this season. Albert  Pujols, with 46, has an outside shot.

Ramirez became the second Brewers player to reach 50. Lyle Overbay had 53 doubles for the club in 2004.

Ramirez’s previous career high for doubles was 44 from 2008. Quietly having a superb season batting behind Ryan Braun in Milwaukee, he’s batting .298/.360/.536 with 25 homers and 98 RBI in 543 at-bats.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Sep 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    I was skeptical of the Brewers signing him this past offseason but he has been very good for them. With the defense he’s played its not out of the question to think replacing Fielder with Ramirez and then moving Hart to 1B made the team better than had they signed Fielder.

  2. stlouis1baseball - Sep 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    I knew you guys were gonna’ be happy with him 54.
    He has always killed the Cardinals (or though it seems).
    As a result, I gotta’ tell you I wasn’t real happy to see him stay in the Central.

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