Some Stats on Triples Hit by Older Players

Here is a list of the MLB players with the most triples in their careers, including and after their age 37 seasons:
1. Honus Wagner, 76
2. Sam Rice, 71
3. Jake Daubert, 53
4. Cap Anson, 46
5. Joe Start, 39
6. Ty Cobb, 38
7. Jim O’Rourke, 35
8. Deacon White, 32
9. Rabbit Maranville, 31
10. Steve Finley, 30
Kenny Lofton, 30

A few all-time greats and nine players from MLB’s earlier years, but at the bottom, two stars who recently retired.

The 12 hitters with at least 10 triples in their age 37 seasons:
1. Honus Wagner, 16, 1911
2. Sam Rice, 14, 1927
Zack Wheat, 14, 1925
4. Dummy Hoy, 13, 1899
5. Jake Daubert, 12, 1921
6. Kiki Cuyler, 11, 1936
7. Jake Beckley, 10, 1905
Max Carey, 10, 1927
Charlie Carr, 10, 1914
Ty Cobb, 10, 1924
Rabbit Maranville, 10, 1929
Ollie Pickering, 10, 1907

Two who had at least 12 triples in their age 41 seasons:
1. Honus Wagner, 17, 1915
2. Steve Finley, 12, 2006

Honus was either very fast in his later years or still had a lot of power to hit so many triples.

Those who had at least two triples in a season when they were 43 or older:
1. Cap Anson, 6, 1895
2. Luke Appling, 4, 1950
3. Cap Anson, 3, 1897
Julio Franco, 3, 2004
Sam Rice, 3, 1933
6. Cap Anson, 2, 1896
Julio Franco, 2, 2003
Pete Rose, 2, 1984
Pete Rose, 2, 1986
Pete Rose, 2, 1985

And those who had the most cumulative triples, including and after their age 43 seasons:
1. Cap Anson, 11
2. Julio Franco, 7
3. Pete Rose, 6
4. Luke Appling, 4
Sam Rice, 4
6. Omar Vizquel, 3
7. Nick Altrock, 1
Carlton Fisk, 1
Rickey Henderson, 1
Tony Perez, 1
Joe Start, 1
Sam Thompson, 1
Honus Wagner, 1
Cy Young, 1

Again, these last two lists show quite a few players from the ’80s onward. Maybe that tells you players are in better shape than they used to be. The big surprises on this last list: Appling, Altrock, who I thought was mainly a clown of the pre-WWII days, Fisk, Perez, and of course Young, who hit 35 triples in his career and had six seasons with at least three triples.

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