Best Extra Base Hitting Team?

By jason keen
Updated: September 21, 2010
2003 Red Sox

The 2003 Red Sox are the only team in the history of baseball to have 9 players finish the season with 50 or more extra base hits. They are the only team to have 6 players hit 25 or more home runs and one of two team so have 8 players hit 30 or more doubles.

Home Runs
25 – Jason Varitek
25 – Kevin Millar
28 – Nomar Garciaparra
37 – Manny Ramirez
28 – Trot Nixon
31 – David Ortiz

31 – Jason Varitek
30 – Kevin Millar
38 – Todd Walker
37 – Nomar Garciaparra
45 – Bill Mueller
36 – Manny Ramirez
32 – Johnny Damon
24 – Trot Nixon
39 – David Ortiz

This Day in Baseball

September 21st

In the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field, 22-year old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean becomes the fifth rookie in major league history to pitch a no-hitter beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy had thrown a two-hitter in the first game of the twin bill blanking Brooklyn, 13-0.

At Fenway Park, the Yankees strand 20 runners on base losing to the Red Sox, 13-7. The number of players left on base sets a big league record for a nine-inning game.

Returning from a West Coast road trip, the Phillies are greeted at the airport by over 2,000 pennant-fever fans as the club arrives in Philadelphia early in the morning. The team, in front of the National League by six and a half games with only 12 games to play, will suffer a ten-game losing streak and will not make it to the post-season.

Jason Kendall sets a new National League record for catchers swiping his 26th base in an 8-1 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park. The Pirates backstop surpasses the previous mark set by John Stearns playing for the Mets in 1978.

With Atlanta beating the Marlins, 8-0, Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher ever to have won at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons. The Braves’ righty had shared the record with Cy Young.

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