October 2nd, 1950
Dom DiMaggio, the younger brother of Joe DiMaggio, finished his 1942 season with a career high 16 total stolen bases. Eight years later (1950), he challenged that mark by swiping 15 bases. However, this inferior total had one distinct advantage over his 1942 campaign with the Boston Red Sox.
The 15 bases that DiMaggio stole in 1950 were enough to lead the league in that category.
15 freaking bases. That’s it.
The number currently stands as the lowest number of stolen bases needed to lead the league.
Impress your co-workers: on May 3rd, Carl Crawford recorded 6 SBs in a single game, 40% of DiMaggio’s league-leading total of 15 SBs in 1950. DiMaggio’s 15 SBs are a measly 11% of Rickey Henderson’s gaudy total of 130 SBs in 1982.