With his 6th inning double, Robinson Cano picked up a hit in 13 of his last 14 games and has hit .382/.414/.600/1.014 over that time. The double was also the 300th of Cano’s career, tying him with Roy White for 15th on the Yankees all-time list.
Cano is just in his 8th season in the majors and is only 29 years old so I looked up where he fits on the all-time MLB doubles list. He’s got a long way to go to match Tris Speaker‘s 792 doubles which are the most in the history of the game. For him to crack the top 100 list, Cano would have to get at least 445 doubles.
If Cano get pick up another 300 doubles over the rest of his career – hard to do, but possible with his talent – he would have 600 which would put him at No. 15 all-time behind Barry Bonds who had 601. It’s still early in his career, but if he can sustain the longevity of some of his great teammates he could potentially be among the best doubles hitters ever in the game.
There’s a long time to go before we get to worry about that. Until then we should just enjoy Cano’s phenomenal gap power.