I came across this Bill James quote while researching outfielders this week. (James rates Dusty Baker as the 54th best leftfielder of all time, right behind Hal McRae:

…on June 27, 1984, Dusty Baker stole second, third, and home in the same game. The rest of the season he stole only one base.

The steals came in the third inning of a game versus the Reds at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Baker, playing for the Giants, went 1 for 2 with 2 walks. Baker singled off Frank Pastore and stole second base. He then stole third base and home off lefty Bob Owchinko in a game won by the Giants, 14-9. It doesn’t appear to have been a double steal. Baker’s steal of third was a double steal with Bob Brenly stealing second base. Brenly appears to have remained at second as Baker stole home.

Dusty also hit exactly the same number of home runs on the road as at home, 121 each for a total of 242.

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  1. jason1972

    Even then Dusty hated to clog the bases.