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An incomplete list of players with more triples than Skip Schumaker as Cincinnati Reds

A Friday List

Cincinnati Reds v Washington Nationals Photo by Patrick McDermott/Washington Nationals/Getty Images

To be the best you’ve got to beat the best, they say, and any time you find you name ahead of legends on a leaderboard you deserve the biggest smile you can muster.

In the long and storied history of the Cincinnati Reds, there have been gargantuan, inimitable tallies tallied, and the one that caught my eye in particular this Friday was triples. Perhaps that’s got to do with the Reds having most recently played in San Francisco, whose park and bay-weather conspire to create a classic triples alley not seen in many other modern ball parks. Great American Ball Park, for instance, suppresses triples like Mucinex against the snifflies, meaning the team’s career leaderboard for triples features handfuls of players from a bygone era.

Rest assured, there have been some serious triplers to wear the Reds uniform over the years. Hall of Famers like Jake Beckley, Bid McPhee, and Barry Larkin paint the leaderboard, with other luminaries like Skip Schumaker, Vada Pinson, and Ken Griffey, Sr. on there, too.

Skip, though, is the most recent reference point for us Reds fans, so today we’ll highlight an incomplete list of players who managed to hit more triples than he did while reppin’ a Reds uniform, listed in absolutely no particular order:

Travis Wood

Dontrelle Willis

Johnny Vander Meer

Piggy Ward

Mario Soto

Josh A. Smith

Socks Seybold

Bob Purkey

Pinky Pittenger

Brayan Pena

Jim O’Toole

Dioner Navarro

Eric Milton

Kent Mercker

Charlie Leibrandt

King Lear (!)

Bumpus Jones

Danny Jackson

Raisel Iglesias

Sonny Gray

Bo Diaz

Tom Browning

Eppa Rixey

Old Hoss Radbourn

Joe Nuxhall