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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What can Red Sox Super Sub All-Star Brock Holt NOT do? We found just a few things...


Brock Holt probably won't play seven positions for the American League in tonight's MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, but it likely wouldn't surprise folks watching back in Boston.

Holt, the lone All-Star for the Red Sox this season, has been leaping Green Monsters all season for Boston. The fan-proclaimed Brock Star has already played everywhere on the diamond but pitcher and catcher, and has handled himself well at each spot. 

At the plate he's no slouch either. He ranks among team leaders with a .791 OPS, 15 doubles, and 4 triples, and in June he became the first Red Sox player to hit for the cycle since Jon Valentin in 1996.

So what can Brock Holt NOT do? Just a few things...

Be the first Red Sox sub to win a batting crown
Holt is currently third on the team and 19th in the AL with a .292 average. Back in 1950, Billy Goodman  spent all season looking for a regular position on a star-studded Red Sox team, and despite never finding one hit .354 to top the league. Like Holt, Goodman played everywhere but pitcher and catcher for Boston.


Be the first Red Sox to hit for the cycle twice.
The only player to accomplish this rare feat two times for Boston is Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, in 1944 and 1947. 

Be the first to player to field all nine positions in one MLB game.
This has been accomplished four times, all between 1965 and 1980. 


Marry your sister.
On Nov. 9, 2013, shortly after finishing up a season split between Boston and Pawtucket, Holt married Lakyn Pennington. 

Do whatever he wants with a baseball.
It just seems that way sometimes.

Fly.
Again, it just seems that way sometimes.

Run for president.
At 27, Brock is still eight years shy of the minimum required age of 35. But don't count him out in the next Boston mayoral election. 


2 comments:

  1. All 9 positions? How does that even happen?!

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    1. It's been done four times in MLB history, Joshua -- the guy just moves around the field either each inning or during an inning. Nobody could play all nine positions at once except Bugs Bunny! The story link should explain it.

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