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Revere collects a rare double

Revere collects a rare double

PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Revere achieved a rarity on Saturday afternoon against the Dodgers.

He doubled.

His first-inning double was his 40th hit of the season. Elias Sports Bureau found no player had collected 39 or more hits without a double in a season since 1990, when three players needed at least 39 hits before collecting a double: Houston's Eric Yelding (72 hits before his first double), Milwaukee's Edgar Diaz (47) and Montreal's Tim Raines (45).

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Zo Zone. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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