Jim Rice holds the top two (2) positions on the single season leader for grounding into double plays chart, but he is not the career leader for grounding into double plays and only comes in at number six. Click the link to find out who number one through five are.
The American League single season record for grounding into double plays was set in 1984 by Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox. The National League single season record for grounding into double plays was set in 1938 by Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds and tied in 2002 by Brad Ausmus of the Houston Astros.
There are fourteen (14) instances in Major League history where a player has grounded into a double play at least thirty (30) times during a single season. Twelve (12) of those fourteen instances occurred in the American League. Why is this ratio so high? Share your thoughts on Baseball Fever.