Originally Posted by klw
This year the Blaze have played 59 games, Hamilton has appeared in 56 and has 67 SB. Last year on the same date Dayton had played 57 games and Hamilton had 45 steals. After 59 games he had 48 steals, but I don't know how many game Hamilton had actually played in.
Billy Hamilton is on pace for 159 steals. The all-time record, as far as I could ascertain, is 145 held by Vince Coleman. Unless someone knows of a higher number that is what Hamilton is shooting for.
Amazingly, Bakersfield, as a team, is just barely ahead of Lake Elsinore in the stolen base category - 116 to 108.