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Brett Gardner on Pace for a Historic Run

going to start this piece by stating the following: Yes, I'm aware it's only May 12, and therefore, "on pace" articles are always rebutted with "It's only been ___ number of games!"

Regardless, part of the fun in sports in projecting things. So that's what I'm here to do.

Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees stole his 15th base in the first game of a double-header against the Detroit Tigers. Gardner's only been caught once, and his current projection is for 80 steals in 85 attempts.

The raw steal numbers are impressive enough. The last player to steal at least 80 in a season? Rickey Henderson in 1988. You may have heard of him.

Vince Coleman stole 80 that year as well. Stolen bases are just not as prevalent now compared ...

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