Chuck Klein – Best Season of All-time?
In 1932, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chuck Klein accomplished a feat that no man before him or since him as accomplished. Klein would record 30+ home runs, 20+ stolen bases, 50+ doubles, and 15+ triples. He would go on to lead the league in games played, runs scored, hits, home runs, stolen bases, slugging percentage, total bases, and ops. Believe it or not, neither his 152 runs scored, 137 runs batted nor hit .348 batting average were career highs.
Unfortunately, Chuck Klein passed away in 1958, 22 years before he would eventually be elected into the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee.