BOSTON -- Rafael Devers hit the 200th double of his career on Wednesday night, becoming the third-youngest player in Red Sox history to that mark. Only Hall of Famers Bobby Doerr and Tris Speaker hit that many doubles at a younger age.
For the 26-year-old Devers, though, he finds himself among some Hall of Fame company in Major League Baseball history, too.
With 200 doubles and 150 home runs in 741 games played, Devers is now the fifth-fastest player to reach both of those milestone numbers. (Devers hit his 150th home run on May 4.)
The only players to get there in fewer games? Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (659 games), soon-to-be Hall of Famer Albert Pujols, Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, and likely soon-to-be Hall of Famer Todd Helton.
Pujols will obviously be in the Hall of Fame, likely on his first ballot in 2028. Helton, meanwhile, has steadily gotten more Hall of Fame votes each year, coming just 11 votes shy of induction in the past cycle.
Expanding the pool to age and not games played, Devers shares a spot on a list with even more Hall of Fame names.
Devers is in the midst of a down season, in which he's hitting .246 with a .786 OPS. But he's signed with Boston long-term, and these types of accolades and milestones figure to continue to pile up over the course of the next decade.
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