Indians' Jose Ramirez could become first player since 1936 to reach 60-plus doubles

A lot of attention when it comes to individual feats in Major League Baseball right now is centered on Giancarlo Stanton's 53 home runs. Still more at this very moment is on J.D. Martinez for hitting four homers in a game Monday night. On a team basis, Martinez's Diamondbacks have won 11 straight while the Indians have taken 12 in a row. 

On the latter point, let's not leave Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez too far out of our minds. The 24-year-old is having a monster season, specifically when it comes to doubles. 

Ramirez enters Tuesday with 47 doubles, leading the majors by six (Jed Lowrie is second with 41). This puts Ramirez on pace for 56 doubles. We haven't seen a player top 50 doubles since 2014 (Miguel Cabrera) or end with more than 55 doubles since 2009 (Brian Roberts). Sure, we aren't exactly getting back into the Dark Ages here, but those are fun. If we aim higher, however, Ramirez has a chance to do something we haven't seen in a long time. 

What if he gets to 60 doubles? It's possible. He had 13 doubles in June and there's roughly one month of season left. Here are the 60-double seasons in MLB history: 

PlayerYearDoubles

Earl Webb

1931

67

Joe Medwick

1936

64

George Burns

1926

64

Hank Greenberg

1934

63

Paul Waner

1932

62

Charlie Gehringer

1936

60

Yep, MLB hasn't seen a 60-double season since 1936. 

Ramirez joining that group would be something. Sure, it's not quite as sexy as Stanton clubbing 65 home runs, but it's still fun nonetheless. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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