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In 1965, a year when he stole more bases than any other player in the major leagues, he also held the record for the greatest number of times being caught stealing.
I happened to see the sentence above.
If 'being caught' modifies 'times', isn't it possible for simply 'caught' to modify 'times'? Is it?
Thanks in advance.
Yes, it could have said "number of times caught stealing."