541 home runs Papi has 19 triples in his career, 16 with Boston and three with Minnesota. David hit 541 home runs in his career, 483 with Boston and 58 with Minnesota. He's the all-time leader in triples with 96.
Ortiz is also first among active players with 19 triples. Alex Rodriguez is second with 84.
In addition to being one of baseball's most prolific hitters, David Ortiz was also a good hitter with a strong arm who could play first base, third base, and left field. A right-handed batter, he started his career with the Boston Red Sox but finished it after they traded him to the Minnesota Twins. In between, he played for several other teams including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Puerto Rico Baseball League team Cangrejeros de Santurce.
He made his debut on April 7, 1996 and ended his career on Nov. 8, 2016. During that time, he spent most of his seasons with the Red Sox but had two stints with the Twins. He finished his career with a.276 average, 2,828 hits, 1,444 RBI, and 192 triples in 2,944 games played.
3. The Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most triples hit in a game is three, which was most recently set by Denard Span (USA) of the Minnesota Twins against the Detroit Tigers (both USA) on June 29, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).
Span was part of a triple play that ended the game in only 1 hour and 52 minutes. The last time it took this long to complete a game was April 19, 2004 when the San Francisco Giants played the Atlanta Braves at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California. In that game, Tim Lincecum recorded his first career shutout while hitting triple digits with a heater on the mound. He finished with 11 strikeouts versus just 3 hits allowed.
The MLB record for most triples in a game is four, which was set twice: by John McGraw of the New York Giants on May 2, 1887 vs. the Chicago White Stockings (both USA) and by Ed Delahanty of the Philadelphia Phillies on September 15, 1890 vs. the Baltimore Orioles. McGraw's record has never been surpassed while Delahanty's record has been equaled several times since it was set.
In college baseball, Chris Duffy of Louisville pitched a perfect game in 2002 before hitting a triple in the same inning. The next year, Duffy did it again with 26 strikeouts versus just 3 hits allowed. He's one of only two pitchers to do so twice.
In 1912, Chief Wilson established the MLB record for triples in a single season with 36. Ed Morris has six single-season pitching marks with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including wins, strikeouts, and shutouts. On May 30, 1925, Clyde Barnhart (left) and Max Carey (right) both hit two triples in the Pirates' MLB-record eight-triple game.
Brian Giles led the Pirates in home runs in 1999, hitting 39 of the team's franchise-record 171. These are the Pirates teams that had the greatest and worst achievements in specific statistical categories in a single season. The number of innings pitched "Battering Leaders: Pittsburgh Pirates."
That season, he hit 22 triples, giving him a National League career total of 221. In his two years throughout the Players' League and the American Association, he had 28 triples, for a total of 177 in his National League career. The next highest total is Pete Rose with 160.
Joe Medwick had 40 doubles but only Chris Webber has more than 40 hits. Webber with 493 hits is also plus Joe DiMaggio with 147 strikeouts. Pedro Martinez is third on this list with 144 wins.
During the 1930s, the Triple Crown was won by three different players: Bill James of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, and Dave Kingman of the Los Angeles Dodgers. During this time period, the batting title went to one player each year: James (39 times), Gehrig (39 times), and Ted Williams (40 times).
In 1955, when Charlie Parkhurst saved 50 games, Billy Herman came into second place with 49 saves. When both leaders had been saved up, Lew Burdette came into the league with 51 saves. He eventually won the award that season with 57 saves made by Harvey Haddix of the Chicago White Sox. This is the last season where pitchers received votes for the MVP Award.