Granderson joins elite homer-double-triple club, helping Tigers beat Seattle Print
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Friday, 07 September 2007 18:50
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 DETROIT (AP) -Curtis Granderson hit his 20th home run on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners, making the Detroit Tigers outfielder just the sixth player since 1900 with at least 20 home runs, 20 doubles and 20 triples in one season.
``It was distracting me at the wrong time,'' Granderson said after Detroit beat Seattle 6-1. ``I'm in the outfield, and there's a foul ball and I'm thinking about it.''
Granderson joined the 20-20-20 club with Kansas City's George Brett (1979), Willie Mays of the New York Giants (1957), Cleveland's Jeff Heath (1941), St. Louis' Jim Bottomley (1928), and Frank Schulte of the Chicago Cubs (1911).
In just his second full season, Granderson leads the majors with 21 triples and has 36 doubles.
``He's a special player,'' teammate Gary Sheffield said. ``He's consistent day in and day out, and he keeps trying to get better.''
Granderson also has 19 stolen bases, putting him one away from joining Mays and Schulte as the only players to have 20 in all four categories.
``The good thing is, the big swing is done,'' Granderson said. ``Now, hopefully I get on base and the situation calls.''
 

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