51 Days = 51 Royals triples in 2009
The Royals tripled 51 times in 2009, more than any other team in the Majors, and a whopping 11 more than the next-highest American League total.
The Twins were 2nd in triples, so apparently tripling is one of The Little Things that Minnesota Always Does Right (TM).
David DeJesus led the Royals with 9 triples, followed by Alberto Callaspo and Willie Bloomquist with 8 apiece. And somehow, two Royals catchers led all Major League catchers in the category: Miguel Olivo came in first with five, and John Buck had four. Why not, right?
51 was also the number of doubles Billy Butler hit last season.