This is a different take on a quiz, with an added variable of ranking. I’ll give you the ranked list, and you get to figure out the statistic that produces that list. In other words, just like a regular quiz, but with the added criterion of ranking.

So, here’s the list, showing the top 10 sluggers in a particular statistic. What is it? .

Rk | Name |
---|---|

1 | Alex Rodriguez |

2 | Jimmie Foxx |

3 | Albert Pujols |

4 | Manny Ramirez |

4 | Rafael Palmeiro |

4 | Lou Gehrig |

4 | Sammy Sosa |

8 | Babe Ruth |

8 | Mark Teixeira |

8 | Albert Belle |

Hint #1: the stat involves traditional metrics for sluggers

Hint #2: the rankings could provide a clue as to the type of stat to look for.

**Congratulations to Howard!** He knew that these ten sluggers have the most consecutive seasons with 30 HR and 100 RBI. More after the jump.

Here’s the table again with the runs of consecutive 30/100 seasons noted.

Rk | Name | Consecutive 30 HR/100 RBI Seasons |
---|---|---|

1 | Alex Rodriguez | 13 (1998-2010) |

2 | Jimmie Foxx | 12 (1929-1940) |

3 | Albert Pujols | 10 (2001-2010) |

4 | Manny Ramirez | 9 (1998-2006) |

4 | Rafael Palmeiro | 9 (1995-2003) |

4 | Lou Gehrig | 9 (1929-1937) |

4 | Sammy Sosa | 9 (1995-2003) |

8 | Babe Ruth | 8 (1926-1933) |

8 | Mark Teixeira | 8 (2004-2011) |

8 | Albert Belle | 8 (1992-1999) |

- A-Rod’s streak also includes the longest 35/100 streak at 11 seasons. A-Rod tied Double-X’s record of 12 seasons by hitting both minimums on the nose in the Yankees’ 2009 championship season. To reach 30/100, Rodriguez homered twice and drove in 7 runs in the final game of the season (then took a seat for the last three innings of the game).
- Foxx’s streak includes his triple crown season in 1933, and his 1938 season when he became the first player to homer 50 times and not win the home run derby.
- Albert is the only player to start his top 10 streak in his debut season.
- Man-Ram’s streak includes his 1999 season when his 165 RBI was the highest total in more than 60 years.
- Gehrig’s streak includes 6 of his record 7 seasons with 150 RBI.
- Sosa, Teixeira and Belle had no other 30/100 seasons outside of their streaks.
- Sosa’s streak also includes the longest 50/100 streak at 4 seasons.
- Raffy and the Babe are the only players to record all of the seasons in their streaks aged 30 or older.
- The Babe’s 8-season streak is also the longest 40/100 streak.
- Tex is the only player on the list to be traded during a season in his streak. Twice. In consecutive seasons.
- Belle’s streak includes the strike-shortened 1994 season, and his unique 50 double/50 HR campaign in the strike-shortened 1995 season.