Charlie’s chase: Blackmon on historic run pace

Charlie Blackmon  is the leadoff hitter for the high-scoring Colorado Rockies, after all — chances are you didn’t realize Blackmon has crossed home plate a whopping 115 times already.

For comparison, Stanton is second in the category this year … with 95. Over the entire 2016 season, reigning AL MVP Award winner Mike Trout led everyone in runs scored with 123, and that was the highest total since Matt Carpenter racked up 126 in 2013. Blackmon could surpass that by the end of August!

Blackmon is leading the National League in runs (115), hits (168), total bases (310) and even triples (14). That puts him in good company. After all, the last player to lead the NL in all four of those categories, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the legendary Stan Musial — in 1948. That season, Stan the Man had 230 hits, 429 total bases, 18 triples and 135 runs.

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