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Who are the only 5 players in MLB history to achieve the following ?

3000 + hits
500 + stolen bases
.300 + batting average


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OK I'll try.  I imagine we have to go old school for the 500 SB, so I'll say Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Honus Wagner.  Then I'll try Lou Brock.  Could Ichiro have gotten there?  I'll give him a shot for my 5th choice. 

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These are always fun questions and of course I'll answer without any Googling.

Stolen bases were not considered sexy until the late 60s, so I'm not sure any of the great players from before then would have accumulated that many. There's a great quote from Mickey Mantle about stolen bases, taken sometime in the 80s. Someone asked him if he thought he could have stolen 50 a year, and he said, "if I knew I would have gotten paid today what these guys get paid, yes, I would have stolen 100". I'm paraphrasing that.

My guesses-

A-Rod

Bonds

Ichiro

Rickey Henderson

Willie Mays

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My guesses are Henderson, Brock, Cobb, Mays.

I couldn't think of a 5th guess.

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Ty Cobb
Honus Wagner
Paul Molitor
Ichiro 
Number 5 is tough. I don't think it's someone from the last 50 years but can't think. Going to ponder while I have a couple cheeseburgers and a couple barley sandwiches.

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: My guesses are Henderson, Brock, Cobb, Mays.

I couldn't think of a 5th guess.

Henderson was the first name I thought of, but I'm almost positive he didn't bat very close to .300.  And if he was around .300 in his prime, he hung on way too long and dipped below it the last 7 seasons or so.  I'm not looking up any stats  though so I could be wrong.

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srossi wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: My guesses are Henderson, Brock, Cobb, Mays.

I couldn't think of a 5th guess.

Henderson was the first name I thought of, but I'm almost positive he didn't bat very close to .300.  And if he was around .300 in his prime, he hung on way too long and dipped below it the last 7 seasons or so.  I'm not looking up any stats  though so I could be wrong.

He was horrible most of the last decade of his career if I remember. Had him in fantasy baseball a few times for SB's but the rest of his stats made him an anchor.

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-Ty Cobb
-Paul Molitor
-Ichiro Suzuki (not sure about his SB total; guessing)
-Lou Brock
??

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Eddie Collins?

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Erick Von Erich wrote: Eddie Collins?

That's ą possīble. Maybe I'll use that as my 5th?

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Ty Cobb
Honus Wagner
Ichiro

Those 3 have to be locks. Can't even take a guess on the other two.

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srossi wrote: OK I'll try.  I imagine we have to go old school for the 500 SB, so I'll say Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Honus Wagner.  Then I'll try Lou Brock.  Could Ichiro have gotten there?  I'll give him a shot for my 5th choice. 

3 out of 5

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Blazer wrote: These are always fun questions and of course I'll answer without any Googling.

Stolen bases were not considered sexy until the late 60s, so I'm not sure any of the great players from before then would have accumulated that many. There's a great quote from Mickey Mantle about stolen bases, taken sometime in the 80s. Someone asked him if he thought he could have stolen 50 a year, and he said, "if I knew I would have gotten paid today what these guys get paid, yes, I would have stolen 100". I'm paraphrasing that.

My guesses-

A-Rod

Bonds

Ichiro

Rickey Henderson

Willie Mays

1/5

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: My guesses are Henderson, Brock, Cobb, Mays.

I couldn't think of a 5th guess.

1/4

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Erick Von Erich wrote: -Ty Cobb
-Paul Molitor
-Ichiro Suzuki (not sure about his SB total; guessing)
-Lou Brock
??

3/4

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Benlen wrote: Ty Cobb
Honus Wagner
Ichiro

Those 3 have to be locks. Can't even take a guess on the other two.

3/3

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You guys have done very well. All 5 players have been mentioned.

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Everyone who puts Ty Cobb is a racist.

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Angelic Assassin wrote: Ty Cobb
Honus Wagner
Paul Molitor
Ichiro 
Number 5 is tough. I don't think it's someone from the last 50 years but can't think. Going to ponder while I have a couple cheeseburgers and a couple barley sandwiches.


4/4
While double A was munching on cheeseburgers, Erick Von Erich came up with the 5th name, Eddie Collins, a forgotten HOF'er.

Collins had 3319 hits, batted .333 & stole 741 bases.
Most people wouldn't guess Molitor. I always thought he was a good player but never appreciated how good he was until I watched him one season, where at age 36, he led the league in hits, batted .332 finishing second in the batting title & hitting 22 homers with 111 RBI's. He also stole 22 bases.
At age 39, he again led the league in hits, batted .341 & had 113 Rbi's. 
I guess most fans don't think of Molitor as a base stealer but in his prime he stole 30 - 45 bases a season.
I knew Lou Brock's name would come up. He batted .293. One curious thing about Brock. He NEVER stole home. Babe Ruth stole home 10 times & Lou Gehrig stole home 15 times. Ricky stole home 4 times. 

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Well if I was even close with my first post I'll add Eddie Collins as mentioned to the 4 I had.
Cobb
Wagner
Ichiro
Molitor
Collins.

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lobo316 wrote: Angelic Assassin wrote: Ty Cobb
Honus Wagner
Paul Molitor
Ichiro 
Number 5 is tough. I don't think it's someone from the last 50 years but can't think. Going to ponder while I have a couple cheeseburgers and a couple barley sandwiches.


4/4
While double A was munching on cheeseburgers, Erick Von Erich came up with the 5th name, Eddie Collins, a forgotten HOF'er.

Collins had 3319 hits, batted .333 & stole 741 bases.
Most people wouldn't guess Molitor. I always thought he was a good player but never appreciated how good he was until I watched him one season, where at age 36, he led the league in hits, batted .332 finishing second in the batting title & hitting 22 homers with 111 RBI's. He also stole 22 bases.
At age 39, he again led the league in hits, batted .341 & had 113 Rbi's. 
I guess most fans don't think of Molitor as a base stealer but in his prime he stole 30 - 45 bases a season.
I knew Lou Brock's name would come up. He batted .293. One curious thing about Brock. He NEVER stole home. Babe Ruth stole home 10 times & Lou Gehrig stole home 15 times. Ricky stole home 4 times. 

Probably the only reason I got Molitor is because he was a favorite of mine during his career.  And after Von Erich mentioned Collins he seemed like an old timey guy that would have done it. Cobb and Wagner were locks and I'm pretty sure I was watching the game where Ichiro joined the club. The announcers must have said it 500 times.

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Honestly, Eddie Collins is a guy I always get mixed up with Eddie Matthews. Different eras and different types of players, but it still happens.



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