We've been discussing Mike Trout and Trea Turner and stolen bases somewhat here on the baseball forum and just wanted to mention Scott Podsednik. Does anyone remember him? Podsednik had what I would call a brief career in Major League Baseball. Podsednik was drafted out of high school and had great speed. He was also a 100/200 m track star, however, for some reason he didn't play a full MLB schedule until he was 27 years old in 2003. That year he scored 100 runs, batted .314 and stole 43 bases. the next season, 2004, at age 28, he led the league in stolen bases with 70, I believe the most by a white player since Ty Cobb in 1909. Unless you consider Jacoby Ellsbury, who had 70 in 2009. Is Ellsbury white? I think some have questioned his race. He, Podsednik, stole 59 bases in 2005, made the ALL-Star team, and hit a walk-off HR in game 2 of the WS with the Chicago White Sox and won the WS. Anyway, Podsednik went on to play about 6 full seasons in MLB, stealing 277 bases in that span. An average of 46 SB/season! Just thought I would mention Podsednik and just seems a little weird that it took almost 100 years for a white player to still that many bases. What do ya'll think? We've had plenty of white players to steal bases with high success rates, but it seems strange that they just don't take off as much. Why? Thoughts?