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Jacoby Ellsbury makes MLB history with unique record

Jesse Borek

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 04: New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) at bat during the MLB regular season game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays on April 4, 2017, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury swung his way into the history books on Monday night. While there are countless MLB records that may never be broken again, Ellsbury reaching base via his 30th catcher’s interference is a mark that will be ultra difficult to ever surpass.

Ellsbury has become known for his bizarre ability to have his swing clip a catcher’s mitt. It’s a unique way to reach base, one that may or may not actually be a “skill” in the heat of a contest, but will no doubt give him an all-time record for the foreseeable future.

Jesse is a news desk reporter and FRS SLAM columnist with FanRag Sports since August 2016. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a dual major in comparative literature and journalism.

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