On July 7, 1922 Pirates OF Max Carey is the busiest man on the field in an 18-inning 9 – 8 loss to the Giants. He gets six hits, draws three walks, has three stolen bases, including one of home, and catches seven flies. His 51 stolen bases in 53 attempts is the highest success rate ever achieved by a stolen base leader, remarkable in a season where the league average success rate on steals is 54%. His record of 31 straight steals without being caught will be broken by Davey Lopes’ 38 in 1975. Johnny Gooch also has six hits in the losing effort.
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