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Oscar Azocar's MLB record is still in peril

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This past winter I made note of the late Oscar Azocar's major league stolen base record. His ten career stolen bases without being caught are a major league record, not including active players. As I mentioned back in the shortest month, three active players entered the season with more than ten stolen bases without being cut down. Since then Boston's young outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr has stolen one base in his only attempt, breaking his tie with Azocar. He's still got a future ahead of him, so he's bound to get Jane's Addictioned before too awful long.

Before this season Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart was one ahead of Bradley and Azocar with 11. He's tried stealing six times this season and been caught half of the time. Still a good career percentage, but completely useless as far as this goes.

And that brings us to Quintin Berry. The Gwynn-taught Aztec stole 25 bases without a black mark on his record prior to this season. He hasn't played in the majors this year, and his .228/ .329/ .287 line at AAA Pawtucket suggest he might not get another chance to press his luck on major league basepaths. we'll see, I guess.