Stat Of The Night: Go Long Or...Well, Don't Double

Martin Maldonado has been a revelation in his short stint with the Brewers this season, but he's also been the subject of an odd statistical quirk.

In the second inning of today's game, Martin Maldonado hit his fifth major league home run. Six innings later he hit his first big league double in the eighth. I'm pretty sure Maldonado tied a franchise record by hitting five home runs before his first double, and only five other players have hit four or more:

Player Season(s) HR before first 2B
Martin Maldonado 2011-12 5
Brooks Kieschnick 2003-04 5
Matt Mieske 1993-94 4
Bill Voss 1971 4
Pedro Garcia 1973 4
Geoff Jenkins 1998 4

Five homers before a double may be a Brewer franchise record, but it's nowhere near the major league mark. I was able to find nine more cases (plus Kieschnick and Maldonado) where a player has matched or exceeded it:

Player Season(s) Team(s) HR before first 2B
Duke Sims 1964-66 Indians 9
Adrian Garrett 1966-75 Braves, Cubs, Athletics and Angels 7
Andy Tomberlin 1993-96 Pirates, Red Sox, Athletics and Mets 7
Norm Cash 1958-60 White Sox and Tigers 6
At least 7 others 5
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