NY Sports Dog: Moises Alou Steals Home!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Moises Alou Steals Home!

Frank SchulteImage via WikipediaIs he the oldest player to ever do it?

Let's look it up! Hmmmmm....no one is talking about this, and I cannot find this particular record anywhere. The closest info I found comes from the always great "Baseball Fever" (Link Below).

OK, someone knows...I think...Bueller? Anyone?

UPDATE: I have found out that at least four players have stolen home after age 40, and the list already included Moises Alou, who did it in 2006. The others are Minnie Minosa (probably the oldest when he did it), Davey Concepcion, and Paul Molitor.

I am still looking for help!

To watch Moises stealing home click here: here.

Stealing home plate is NOT an officially recorded statistic so research into this unusual feat is still considered on-going.

Here is a list of players who had at least ten (10) documented steals of home during their career:

Stealing Home Plate Ten Times in a Career

1

Ty Cobb

54

2

Max Carey

33

3

George Burns

28

4

Honus Wagner

27

5

Sherry Magee

23


Frank Schulte

23

7

Johnny Evers

21

8

George Sisler

20

9

Frankie Frisch

19


Jackie Robinson

19

11

Jim Sheckard

18


Tris Speaker

18


Joe Tinker

18

14

Rod Carew

17


Eddie Collins

17


Larry Doyle

17

17

Tommy Leach

16

18

Ben Chapman

15


Fred Clarke

15


Lou Gehrig

15

21

Bobby Byrne

14


Fritz Maisel

14


Fred Merkle

14


Vic Saier

14

25

Heinie Zimmerman

13

26

Donie Bush

12


Sam Rice

12

28

Shano Collins

11


Harry Hooper

11


George Moriarty

11


Braggo Roth

11

32

Buck Herzog

10


Jimmy Johnston

10


Rabbit Maranville

10


Paul Molitor

10


Babe Ruth

10


Billy Werber

10


Ross Youngs

10

Stealing Home Plate Ten Times in a Career

The last National League player to steal second, then third, then home plate during the same inning was Eric Young of the Colorado Rockies on June 30, 1996. The last American League player to steal second, then third, then home plate during the same inning was Chris Stynes of the Kansas City Royals on May 12, 1996. The career record for these larcenous occurrences are four (4) in the American League by Ty Cobb and three (3) in the National League by Honus Wagner.

So Moises Alou did it last night, and I am frustrated by my inability to figure out if he is the oldest to do it. Thanks to Baseball Fever for the above stats.

2 comments:

SHoltje said...

Moises is definitely older than Minoso and Concepcion were. Their last steals (of any base) came at age 40. To eliminate Molitor, we have to find out the date. If it's June 25, 1998 or later ('98 was his last season), then Molitor beats Moises.

posty said...

Molitor's steal of home came on May 19th against the Tigers...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN199805190.shtml

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