Wahoo Sam Crawford is the all time major league leader in triples with 309. While he played most of his career with the Tigers, he did play four seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (and there’s an interesting story behind how we got him) so his career triples total with the Tigers puts him at second with 249. Ty Cobb is second all time with 295 triples but only 11 of those came with a team other then the Tigers (Philadelphia Athletics) so he’s the all time Tiger leader with 284 triples.
Here’s the question. Who’s third on the all time Tigers’ triples list behind Sam Crawford and Ty Cobb?
It’s now noon so you have until 1 pm on May 21, 2007 to send your answer, as well the name of your favorite Tiger site, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the rules and the trivia contest, please click here.
Alright, I was a little worried at first because I didn’t get a single answer in the first 20 minutes but there was a late flurry and I had quite a few correct answers. Not enough to where if you you missed this first one that you’re out of the running though. There was also a pretty wide range of favorite blogs that were sponsored so it’s anyone’s ball game. I will try a different time tomorrow and hopefully more people will be able to play.
The answer to the question is Charlie Gehringer, who hit 146 triples as a Tiger. He was just ahead of Harry Heilmann, who had 145.