June 16, 2015

Byron Buxton’s first career hit

Byron Buxton's first career hit was a stand-up triple. Of course.

I'd bet a lot of money on Buxton finishing his career with more than one inside-the-park homer. In the meantime, here are the Twins' all-time leaders in triples:

Rod Carew           90
Cristian Guzman     61
Kirby Puckett       57
Zoilo Versalles     56
Chuck Knoblauch     51

He's gonna be a lot of fun to watch.

If you want a lot more about Buxton's arrival, check out this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode for what was essentially 90 consecutive minutes of Buxton talk.


  1. Another thing I noticed – did you see how quick his swing was? This kid’s got a lot of fast twitch muscles in his body. He may be only 190 pounds, but it’s all muscle, and geared for speed.

    Comment by jimbo92107 — June 16, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

  2. I’m so excited for this.

    Comment by justincb — June 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

  3. When he hits what is typically a double in the gap for most major leaguers, we can expect, what, a 50% chance that gets stretched to third on a given try? Then maybe a 30% chance that a given bloop single over an infielder’s head gets stretched to a double? I’m wondering if he’s going to hit more triples than doubles every year till he’s 29 assuming health or if he’s just having a particularly good sample right now.

    Comment by TMW — June 16, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

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