Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Saturday hit his 46th double as a catcher this season, setting an MLB single-season record for a player at that position.
Lucroy lined a ball to left field against Tsuyoshi Wada of the Cubs in the fifth inning, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead.
The previous record was held by Ivan Rodriguez, who hit 45 of his 47 doubles in 1996 for the Texas Rangers as a catcher. Yadier Molina is third with 44 doubles, all as a catcher, in 2013 for the Cardinals.
The 28-year-old Lucroy has a MLB-leading 53 doubles, one more than Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, and 10 more than Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who is second in the NL. A catcher has never finished a season leading either circuit in two-baggers.
Lucroy this season was named an All-Star for the first time in his career. He started the midsummer classic for the NL and went 2-for-2 with -- you guessed it -- two doubles and two RBI in a 5-3 loss.