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Minutiae Break: Double Your Pleasure

In honor of the Mets reaching the 10,000 doubles milestone on Friday, we present the following tidbits...

* Ed Kranepool holds the all-time club record for career doubles with 225 (one was a walk-off). Bernard Gilkey set the Mets single-season record for doubles with 44 in 1996.

* The Mets have had 25 walk-off doubles (by my count, I've written about 9 of them). Of those, 16 have driven in one run, seven have driven in two runs, one has driven in two, and had the other score on an error, and one has driven in three runs.

* Among Mets pitchers, Ron Darling had the most career doubles- 20. Darling (1987) and Rick Reed (1997) share the mark for most in a single season.

* Choo Choo Coleman went double-less in 277 plate appearances in 1963, the most double-less performance by any Mets player in a season. Pat Zachry had no doubles in 252 career plate appearances for the Mets, the worst double-less performance by a player in his Mets tenure (Jeff Duncan was worst among position players, with 183 plate appearances).

* Four Mets (technically five if you include Endy Chavez) can say that their only Mets hit was a double- Ross Jones, Brook Fordyce, Mike Bishop and Jack Aker.

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