Major League Record Book: Doubles in a Season

Moving on to doubles in a major league season, and a focus on two new guys…

2006-2018
1 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2016 47
2 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2015 43
Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2017 43
4 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2016 41
5 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2012 40
6 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 2012 39
7 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2009 38
Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2013 38
Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2015 38
10 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2014 37
11 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2013 36

In 2015, Jason Kipnis had, by OPS+, his second-best season of his career (so far). He hit 303/372/451 in 565 at-bats, with 86 runs, 52 RBIs, 43 doubles, 7 triples, 9 home runs, a 57/107 BB/K ratio, and 12 stolen bases. He had a 120 OPS+, earned 4.6 WAR, was an All-Star, and finished 16th in the MVP voting.

All-Time
1 Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 2008 48
2 Aubrey Huff Staunton ’97 2003 47
Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2006 47
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2016 47
5 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1996 45
6 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2002 44
Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2004 44
8 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2015 43
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2017 43
10 Emil Brown Waynesboro ’94 2006 41
Chad Tracy Staunton ’99 2006 41
Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2016 41
13 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1998 40
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2012 40
15 Yonder Alonso Luray ’06 2012 39
16 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2000 38
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2009 38
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2013 38
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2015 38
20 Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2001 37
Mike Lowell Waynesboro ’93 2007 37
Gaby Sanchez Staunton ’03 2010 37
Dan Murphy Luray ’05 2014 37

Sometimes I think Aubrey Huff was pretty underappreciated. Go ahead; click on his name and take a look at his career stats. I’ll wait.

Pretty good, huh? He finished his career with a 114 OPS+: 14% better than league average! Anyway, in 2008, playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Aubrey hit 304/360/552 in 598 at-bats, with 96 runs, 108 RBIs, 48 doubles, 32 home runs, and an excellent 53/89 BB/K ratio. He ended the season with a 137 OPS+, won a Silver Slugger award, and finished 16th in MVP voting. He is listed with 4.1 WAR. By OPS+, it was his third best season in his career.

 

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