GLENDALE, Ariz. — Vince Coleman compiled more than 100 stolen bases each season from 1985-87 while playing for the Cardinals, the last major league player to top the century mark.
When addressing why today’s players no longer steal 100 bases in a season, the new White Sox coach gave an answer brimming with the type of confidence he is now trying to instill on the basepaths at Camelback Ranch.
“Because they haven’t had me as their baserunning coach,” Coleman said.
The man who claims to have a “Ph.D.” in baserunning has been a notable part of the first week of Sox spring training. Players and coaches — along with executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager...