# Double (baseball)

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In baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching second base without being called out by the umpire, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.wikipedia
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### Baseball

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In baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching second base without being called out by the umpire, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.
If a player makes it to second base safely as a direct result of a hit, it is a double; third base, a triple.

### Home run

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A double is a type of hit (the others being the single, triple and home run) and is sometimes called a "two-bagger" or "two-base hit".
In professional baseball, a batted ball that goes over the outfield wall after touching the ground (i.e. a ball that bounces over the outfield wall) becomes an automatic double.

### List of Major League Baseball career total bases leaders

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When total bases and slugging percentages are calculated, the number two is used for the calculation.
It is a weighted sum for which the weight value is 1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple and 4 for a home run.

### Hit (baseball)

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A double is a type of hit (the others being the single, triple and home run) and is sometimes called a "two-bagger" or "two-base hit".
The hit is scored the moment the batter reaches first base safely; if he is put out while attempting to stretch his hit to a double or triple or home run on the same play, he still gets credit for a hit (according to the last base he reached safely on the play).

### Triple (baseball)

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A double is a type of hit (the others being the single, triple and home run) and is sometimes called a "two-bagger" or "two-base hit".
It also often requires that the batter's team have a good strategic reason for wanting the batter on third base, as a double will already put the batter in scoring position and there will often be little strategic advantage to taking the risk of trying to stretch a double into a triple.

### Slugging percentage

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When total bases and slugging percentages are calculated, the number two is used for the calculation.
It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats, through the following formula, where AB is the number of at bats for a given player, and 1B, 2B, 3B, and HR are the number of singles, doubles, triples, and home runs, respectively:

### Baseball statistics

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For statistical and scorekeeping purposes it is denoted by 2B.

### Single (baseball)

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A double is a type of hit (the others being the single, triple and home run) and is sometimes called a "two-bagger" or "two-base hit".
Hitters who focus on hitting singles rather than doubles or home runs are often called "contact hitters".

### Tris Speaker

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Only five players in Major League history have reached 50 or more doubles in a season at least three times: Tris Speaker (1912, 1920–21, 1923, 1926), Paul Waner (1928, 1932, 1936), Stan Musial (1944, 1946, 1953), Brian Roberts (2004, 2008–09) and Albert Pujols (2003–04, 2012).
His 792 career doubles represent an MLB career record.

### Stan Musial

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Only five players in Major League history have reached 50 or more doubles in a season at least three times: Tris Speaker (1912, 1920–21, 1923, 1926), Paul Waner (1928, 1932, 1936), Stan Musial (1944, 1946, 1953), Brian Roberts (2004, 2008–09) and Albert Pujols (2003–04, 2012).
Musial batted .331 over the course of his career and set National League (NL) records for career hits (3,630), runs batted in (1,951), games played (3,026), at bats (10,972), runs scored (1,949) and doubles (725).

### Anthony Rendon

Renowned doubles hitters occasionally acquire a nickname that relates to their doubles hitting, for example "Mitchy Two Bags" (Mitch Moreland) and "Tony Two Bags" (Anthony Rendon).
As a senior, he was a first team 5A all-state shortstop and an All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle after he hit .570 with eight home runs, 17 doubles, 56 runs batted in, 56 runs, and 13 stolen bases.

### Craig Biggio

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His 668 career doubles ranked fifth in major league history, and are the most ever by a right-handed hitter; his 56 doubles in 1999 were the most in the major leagues in 63 years.

### Paul Waner

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Only five players in Major League history have reached 50 or more doubles in a season at least three times: Tris Speaker (1912, 1920–21, 1923, 1926), Paul Waner (1928, 1932, 1936), Stan Musial (1944, 1946, 1953), Brian Roberts (2004, 2008–09) and Albert Pujols (2003–04, 2012).
He set the team record for doubles in a season three times and in 1932 he set the NL record for doubles in a season with 62.

### Albert Pujols

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Only five players in Major League history have reached 50 or more doubles in a season at least three times: Tris Speaker (1912, 1920–21, 1923, 1926), Paul Waner (1928, 1932, 1936), Stan Musial (1944, 1946, 1953), Brian Roberts (2004, 2008–09) and Albert Pujols (2003–04, 2012).
He batted .324 with 128 hits, 32 doubles, six triples, 17 home runs and 84 RBI, in 109 games.

### Mitch Moreland

Renowned doubles hitters occasionally acquire a nickname that relates to their doubles hitting, for example "Mitchy Two Bags" (Mitch Moreland) and "Tony Two Bags" (Anthony Rendon).
He batted .259 with 28 hits, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs and 15 runs batted in (RBIs).

### Honus Wagner

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In 1900, Wagner won his first batting championship with a .381 mark and also led the league in doubles (45), triples (22), and slugging percentage (.573), all of which were career highs.

### Nap Lajoie

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He recorded 163 hits in 80 games, and led the team in batting average, doubles, triples, home runs and hits.

### Brian Roberts (baseball)

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Only five players in Major League history have reached 50 or more doubles in a season at least three times: Tris Speaker (1912, 1920–21, 1923, 1926), Paul Waner (1928, 1932, 1936), Stan Musial (1944, 1946, 1953), Brian Roberts (2004, 2008–09) and Albert Pujols (2003–04, 2012).
During Roberts' freshman year in 1997, he batted .427, with 102 hits, including 24 doubles, and 47 stolen bases.

### George Burns (first baseman)

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One of the league's top right-handed batters of the 1920s, he was named the AL Most Valuable Player in 1926 with the Cleveland Indians after batting .358 and setting a major league record with 64 doubles.

### George Brett

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He became the sixth player in league history to have at least 20 doubles, triples and homers all in one season (42–20–23) and led the league in hits, doubles and triples while batting .329, with an on-base percentage of .376 and a slugging percentage of .563.

### Charlie Gehringer

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Gehringer had career totals of 2,839 hits and 574 doubles.

### Earl Webb

In 1931, while playing for the Red Sox, he hit a record 67 doubles, a record that still stands today.

### Joe Medwick

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In 1984 games played over 17 seasons, Medwick compiled a .324 batting average (2471-7635) with 1198 runs, 540 doubles, 113 triples, 205 home runs, 1383 RBI, 437 bases on balls, .362 on-base percentage and .505 slugging percentage.