Wednesday afternoon, Covelli Loyce “Coco” Crisp hit his 20th home run off Angels starter Jason Vargas. Crisp has been around the league for 12 years. He played in most robust offensive seasons in major league baseball history. Until the above, he had never hit 20 home runs in a season.
Sunday afternoon, Eric Sogard led a double-steal for the Oakland Athletics, already American League West champions by virtue of an earlier Rangers loss. Coco Crisp trailed Sogard, and in doing so recorded his 20th stolen base of the season. At 33, Crisp now has the first 20-20 season of his career. He’s just the 24th player to post his first 20/20 season after age 30, and only the fifth to do so at age 33 or older: