Blue Jays rookie Rowdy Tellez accomplishes feat last done in 1913
Toronto Blue Jays rookie Rowdy Tellez on Wednesday is now in rarefied air thanks to a doing something at the plate that was last accomplished by a major-leaguer in over 100 years.
With a two-bagger in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Tellez has seven doubles in his first seven big-league games. The last time that occurred? 1913.
The Blue Jays relayed the amazing feat by Tellez in a tweet on Wednesday night.
Rowdy Tellez is the first player since 1913 to record 7 doubles in his first 7 MLB games (courtesy STATS)
— Blue Jays PR (@BlueJaysPR) September 13, 2018
Not Rowdy enough for you?
Well, our young first baseman just became the ONLY player since 1913 to record 7 doubles in his first 7 @MLB games.
He is on a TEAR. pic.twitter.com/o7SmQgsPpQ
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 13, 2018
Tellez, a 23-year-old from Sacramento, Calif., was drafted in the 30th round of the 2013 draft. The first baseman is batting .409 since getting called up by the Blue Jays on Sept. 5.
Suffice to say, Tellez’s accomplishment is the very definition of a statistical oddity that pervades baseball. However, there’s no questioning the significance and impressive nature of doing something in baseball that has not been done since the Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line.
And talk about a great baseball name. Rowdy Tellez. Not too shabby.