Thanks for the breakdown, Cliff. It'll be interesting to see if Ellsbury can also threaten Tris Speaker's career franchise marks of three 40+ seasons and five 35+ seasons. Damon was supposed to revolutionize the offense with his speed, and while he certainly added another element I don't think it ever had the impact that Jacoby's had in his brief time with the club.
For perspective, here are the Sox franchise career SB leaders. In just 84 games Ellsbury already ranks 59th. Counting today's SB, he's got 36 to tie Joe Foy and Bill Regan.
Jacoby is also racking up SBs at a faster rate than anyone in team history, in large part because of his on-base skills. I've spoilered the Top 50 below:
I can't quite come up with an analogy for being the career stolen base leader for the Sox, but it is a very low bar to hurdle. Maybe The Smartest Kid on the Short Bus?Hooper's
history includes periods when MLB stats on CS are not recorded (BP)
CS are not available for the NL from 1876-1950 (except for 1915, 1920-25, and some players for 1916), in the AL from 1901-19 (except 1914-15 and some 1916 players)
but he had some pretty ugly SB/CS stretches; a three year stretch of 68/45, and his last year in Boston, 16/18. The Sox were turning managers at a McDonalds-like pace then; the Hall-of-Famer probably said "Shut up, I'll run if I want to."
White Sox career 75/58 in five seasons.
Career 375 SB in 17 years, but his 122 CS is based on only 9 of 17 seasons (8 years missing data).