What’s the stat?

What’s the stat? is a new Hot Stove feature we are rolling out here on Billy-Ball.com.

Chipper Jones, Justin Ruggiano, and Seth Smith each did it in the 2012 season and for Jones it was the second time he had done it. What did they do?

Here’s a clue: Mel Ott did it four times, more than anyone else.

Put the correct answers in the comments section on Billy-Ball.com (answers via email will not be accepted).

The winner gets a shout-out in tomorrow’s Billy-Ball.com

The Common/Not in common answer:

Brett LawrieMichael Bourn, and Kendrys Morales all have a 2012 stat in common, but only two have a different stat in common. What are they?

All three batters had 26 doubles, but Lawrie and Morales hit .273 while Bourn hit .274.

A Giant shout out to George Kirschenbaum

And a lower-case shout out to Richard Guest who pointed out that each batter also had one intentional pass.