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Braves: Matt Olson is on pace for an extremely rare accomplishment

Matt Olson hasn’t been the power threat the Braves may have been expecting, but he has been a very quality hitter — posting a 123 OPS+. Olson is having a bit of a down year by some standards, but where he isn’t lacking is in the doubles department. He has 32 of them already, a Braves record before the All Star Break:

These are the six 60 double seasons in MLB history, as you can see, it hasn’t been done in almost 100 years:

  • Earl Webb, 1931 Red Sox: 67.
  • George Burns, 1926 Cleveland: 64.
  • Joe Medwick, 1936 Cardinals: 64.
  • Hank Greenberg, 1934 Tigers: 63.
  • Paul Waner, 1932 Pirates: 62.
  • Charlie Gehringer, 1936 Tigers: 60.

Matt Olson has been a great addition to the Braves, and it would be really cool to see him get to 60 doubles as the Braves bring home another division title.

Photographer: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

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