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Royals' Billy Butler Nearing Hit-Into-Double-Play MLB Record

On Thursday during the third inning, Royals' Billy Butler hit into a double play.

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It was the 25th time this season that had happened. The Royals record for number of times hitting into a double play is 26 set in 1982.

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Butler is on pace for 35 total this season.

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The MLB record was 36, set by Jim Rice in 1982.

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Butler is certainly part of the future but may be setting MLB records for the wrong reasons.