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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Top 10 Numbers of the Year - No. 4

Each Friday, Minor Matters will publish the Top Ten numbers from the season. These can be stats, players' numbers, whatever. As long as it's a number, it counts. The Thunder were just two wins from the Eastern League championship, so there's no shortage of material for this section.

No. 4 ...

What it means:
The number of stolen bases from dual-threat outfielder Dan Brewer, tops on the team. He also had 10 longballs, making him the only player on the team last season to post double-digit totals in both categories.

Why it's significant: The stolen base total made him the first player since Kevin Thompson in 2005 to post double-digit home runs and swipes. Thunder fans probably won't have to wait long to see that feat accomplished again, however: Melky Mesa, a likely member of next year's squad, hit 19 HRs and stole 31 bases with Tampa.

What Else It Could Mean:
Twenty-nine was also the number of games played by famously tight-lipped outfielder Reid Gorecki.

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