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September 2013



Tuesday Trivia: Triple Double

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Basketball has the triple double, which is a game in which a player posts double digit stats in three of the four main counting stats (points, rebounds, assists, or steals). That got me wondering about the baseball equivalent. The first one that came to mind was a season that had double digits in doubles, triples and home runs in a season. You’d think it would have happened more often than it has, which leads us to our trivia question.

Since 1961, five Cubs hitters have posted a season in which they had at least 10 home runs, 10 triples, and 10 doubles. Can you name them?


To view the answers, click each player link to be taken to their baseball card. In addition, here is the link to view the individual seasons.

Please do not post the answers in the comment section. Please post how many of the five you were able to guess on your first try.


  • Doug S.

    2 out of 5. Pretty sad.

    • Eddie Von White

      I join your sad club – 2 out of 5.

  • PLCB3

    It’s 5 categories, you forgot blocked shots.

  • oldnorseman

    I knew 4 out of 5.

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    I had the three obvious ones. One guy I don’t have any recollections about at all, and the last one I should have known.

  • Jerry in Wisconsin

    I had the three obvious ones. One guy I don’t have any recollections about at all, and the last one I should have known.

  • PLCB3

    I can’t believe Sosa or Grace were never on that list. Because Grace was a doubles machine, and he had a little power and some speed. Sosa had speed in his younger days.

    • Jerry in Wisconsin

      Grace was admittedly slow and Sosa was too busy watching fly balls to ever get to third.

      • PLCB3

        So you’re saying if younger Sosa didn’t admire fly balls, he might have been on this list?

      • Jerry in Wisconsin


  • Doc Raker

    Ryne Sandberg had a 20 home run, 20 double, 19 triples and 200 hit season.
    Len Kasper needs to go. Can we do a ‘Fire Len’ campaign?

    • PLCB3

      How many stolen bases? If he had 20 or more, that means he would have been 1 triple short of being the 3rd member of the 4×20 club.

      • No one will ever know…

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        How do you google that?

    • PLCB3

      In 1984, he had 19 3-baggers and 19 4-baggers. 32 stolen bases. So one more triple and homer would have made him the 3rd member of the 4×20 club

      • You should have stuck to the soup statements.

      • PLCB3

        There is no such thing as a soup statement. Only soup questions.

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        It all sounds soupy to me

      • It was all explained in Findin’ 2, Electric Boogaloo.

      • Jedi

        That’s a soup statement.

      • cap’n Obvious

        this is what we’re reduced to….welcome to September.

      • Doc Raker

        I thought Sandberg had 20 jacks that year, Len Kasper for President ( that would get him out of the Cubs broadcast booth)

      • PLCB3

        Would he make a better or worse president than Barry?

      • Doc Raker

        Who wouldn’t make a better President. This guy is such a rookie, the Anti- West trouble makers are keeled over in laughter over his incompetent foreign policy.

      • PLCB3
      • You should have stuck to the soup hyperlinks.

      • AC0000000
  • Dusty Baylor

    George Altman…too bad he had Tony Oliva’s knees…

  • Seymour Butts

    Got 4. Know (knew) 3.
    Any game today?

  • Pat and Keith have Randy Hundley in the booth plugging his fantasy camp…he has yet to mention last season’s top-slugging optometrist.

    • Sherm

      He couldn’t possibly mention all the optometrists at that thing. It’s like an eye doctor convention where the play a little baseball. It’s an umpires worst nightmare…

    • Doc Raker

      But he did mention a memorable dinner with Seymour at the Quizno’s in the Mesa View shopping center right next to the Big Lot’s.