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Ramirez within sight of the Record Books

Hanley Ramirez is very close to joining a couple of exclusive clubs.

With 42 doubles and 46 stolen bases, Hanley Ramirez is within range of becoming only the third major-league player to gain membership into the 50-50 club in those two categories.

Craig Biggio in 1997 and Tris Speaker in 1912 also managed the feat.

Ramirez should have no trouble getting the stolen bases.

But the doubles pose a bit of a challenge considering only 22 games remain.

And, as Ramirez said, "I'm not going to try to stretch a single into a double.''

If he hits one more home run and steals five more bases, Ramirez would become the 11th player in major-league history to have as many as 25 home runs and 50 steals in one season. The last to reach those twin plateaus: Barry Bonds and Rickey Henderson, in 1990.

Which leaves only the following advice: Run, Hanley, Run.