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A's Approaching Team Records for Balanced Attack

A's No Punch & Judy

In terms of a well-balanced attack, these A's are the first ever to have 8 hitters with 10 or more homers, 10 hitters with 10 or more doubles AND 5 guys with 10 or more stolen bases. Of course, some of these are the same players (Reddick, Cespedes and Crisp contribute in all 3 categories, but that's beside the point).

The record for players hitting 10+ HRs for the A's was 9 in 2000. The way Kottaras has been going, he could conceivably join that club--giving the present team a tie.

The most A's to steal 10+ bases was 8 in '76. That included Sal Bando who swiped 20! That record is beyond reach in 2012.

The 2012 A's could well tie or break the team record of 13 players to hit 10+ doubles which was set in 1993. So far, 10 A's have 10+ doubles. Several players are closing in on double-digit doubles. Gomes, Moss and Ka'aihue each need just 1, Norris needs 3.

The overall 2012 tally so far of 23 for 10+ doubles, homers, and stolen bases is already second- most in team history to the 25 of 1993, and should equal or surpass it by season's end as the doubles number goes up..

A caveat: that '93 team was 68-94, last place. The pitching wasn't very good.

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