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4. Geoff Zahn is a name that is not frequently mentioned, but he does hold one particular record. And that is the most double plays induced in an entire season. What is more impressive is that Zahn also has the second highest total of double plays generated too. Zahn set the record in 1978 for the Minnesota Twins by producing 38 double plays that season. Two years later, in 1980, Zahn came close to matching his record by generating 37 double plays. To put these numbers in perspective, four pitchers have had seasons in which they pitched over 200 innings and not once generated a double play. (h/t baseball reference)

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