Grounding into Double Plays Records

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for grounding into double plays — including career grounding into double play marks, single season grounding into double play plateaus and game related grounding into double play records.

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Grounding Into Double Plays

Career Grounding Into Double Play Records

Most
In A Career
( Top 1,000 )
AL
Baltimore
350
350
NL
Milwaukee
193
305
Atlanta
112
ML
St. Louis [NL]
232
374
Los Angeles [AL]
142

Grounding Into Double Plays

Single Season Grounding Into Double Play Records

Fewest GIDP
In A Season
(150+ Games Played)
AL
Detroit
0
1968
NL
Houston
0
1997
Chicago
1935
Fewest GIDP
By A Rookie
(150+ Games Played)
AL
Seattle
3
2001
NL
St. Louis
3
1985
Most
In A Season
( Top 500 )
AL
Boston
36
1984
NL
Houston
32
2008
Most
In A Season
By A Lefthander
AL
Oakland
32
2000
NL
Cincinnati
27
2005
San Francisco
2004
Most
In A Season
By A Righthander
AL
Boston
36
1984
NL
Houston
32
2008
Most
In A Season
By A Rookie
AL
New York
27
1943
Cleveland
1950
NL
St. Louis
21
2001
Most
In A Season
By A Switch-Hitter
AL
Philadelphia
29
1952
NL
St. Louis
29
1973

Most Seasons
Leading The League

(In Fewest GIDP)

AL
Seattle
4
2001
Seattle
2003
Seattle
2005
Seattle
2006
NL
Philadelphia
6
1951
Philadelphia
1952
Philadelphia
1953
Philadelphia
1954
Philadelphia
1958
Chicago
1960

Most Seasons
Leading The League

(In Most GIDP)

AL
Boston
4
1982
Boston
1983
Boston
1984
Boston
1985
NL
Cincinnati
4
1933
Cincinnati
1934
Cincinnati
1938
New York
1944
ML
Baltimore [AL]
5
2004
Baltimore [AL]
2005
Baltimore [AL]
2006
Houston [NL]
2008
Houston [NL]
2009

Grounding Into Double Plays

Game Specific Grounding Into Double Play Records

Most
In A Game
AL
Detroit
4
NL
New York
4
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The only right handed hitter in Major League history to play in more than one-hundred fifty games without grounding into a single double play during a season is Craig Biggio .

The only left handed hitter in Major League history to play in more than one-hundred fifty games without grounding into a single double play is Dick McAuliffe .

Did you know that the only switch hitter to play in more than one-hundred fifty games without grounding into a double play is Augie Galan ?

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