Ahead of a series against the Mets, Rodríguez, a Seattle Mariners rookie, is leading the majors in steals. As his offense has picked up, his running has slowed down.
Over the course of sports history there are some extreme statistical outliers. From Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged 48.5 minutes a game in the 1961-62 season (there are only 48 minutes in an N.B.A. game), to Wayne Gretzky, who had so many assists that he would be the N.H.L.’s career points leader even if he had never scored a goal, certain stars have put records so far out of reach that discussing them can seem pointless.
Rickey Henderson, the well-traveled vagabond who frequently
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