Minor League Record Book: Career Triples

Moving right along, today we have the highest total of triples in the minor leagues by Valley League alumni, both from 2006-2017, and “all-time.” (Quotation marks because I’m almost 100% positive that players have been missed. But it’s what I have at the moment.)

2006-2017
1 Tony Thomas Harrisonburg ’05 48
2 Tyler Kuhn Luray ’06-07 42
3 Chad Oberacker Fauquier ’09 34
4 Ben Guez Covington ’06 33
5 Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-’10 32
6 Tyler Bortnick Front Royal ’06 30
Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 30
8 Adam Calderone Woodstock ’04 28
9 Scott Cousins Harrisonburg ’05 26
Ruben Sosa Harrisonburg ’10 26
11 Collin Cowgill Covington ’05 24
Ryan Schimpf Luray ’08 24
13 Tyson Auer Luray ’05-06 23

The active players on this list are Sherman Johnson, Cory Spangenberg, Ruben Sosa, and Ryan Schimpf. Johnson will most likely climb into the top three in 2018.

All-Time
1 Louie Meadows Staunton 78
2 Jim Pankovits Harrisonburg ’74 54
3 Tony Thomas Harrisonburg ’05 48
4 Tommy Murphy Staunton ’98 43
5 Tyler Kuhn Luray ’06-07 42
6 Antoan Richardson Winchester ’03 39
7 Doug Dascenzo Front Royal 37
Kevin Reese Winchester ’98 37
9 Frank Menechino Harrisonburg ’92 36
10 Billy Sample Harrisonburg ’75 35
Allen Battle Front Royal 35
Eddie Pye Front Royal 35
Jon Zuber Harrisonburg ’91 35
14 Alan Cockrell Staunton 34
John Massarelli Front Royal 34
Chad Oberacker Fauquier ’09 34
17 Gary Jones Waynesboro ’82 33
Ben Guez Covington ’06 33
19 Andy Barkett Winchester ’92 32
Clay Timpner Staunton ’02 32
Sherman Johnson Covington ’09-10 32

A little more overlap here- the top five from recent years are on the all-time list as well. Louie Meadows seems to have this one wrapped up for the foreseeable future. He “only” hit one triple in the majors, but hit double digits twice in the minors, topping out at 14 in 1987. (Triples in a season is coming later.)

Louie Meadows
Louie Meadows

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