Double trouble for Sox opponents

Ellsbury, Crawford provide a base-stealing dynamic Boston hasn't seen in years

Updated: January 25, 2011, 2:27 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Clyde Milan was faster than Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, according to Cobb teammate Sam Crawford, so swift that another Hall of Famer, Chief Bender, the great Chippewa right-hander, nicknamed him "Deerfoot.''

Milan stole 88 bases in 1912, a big league record at the time, and the next season stole a league-leading 75 bases, with Washington Senators teammate Danny Moeller swiping 62. Why is that worth mentioning? Because it's the only time in American League history that teammates have ...

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