Julio Rodriguez set a new record with 17 hits in his last four games.
Center Fielder Julio Rodriguez sets new MLB record
Julio Rodriguez is the sexiest baseball player on the planet.
The standout outfielder for the Seattle Mariners had his fourth straight game with four hits on Saturday night, which is practically unheard of.
In only his second MLB season, Rodriguez changed the course of history.
Rodriguez has received four, four, five, and four hits in his last four games, totaling 17 hits. He is striking. Over that time, 773.
The 17 hits surpass Milt Stock’s 16 hits in 1925 while playing for the Brooklyn Robins, the current Los Angeles Dodgers, to become the most in any four-game span in Major League Baseball history.
Along with Stock during that 1925 season, Rodriguez is only the second player in MLB history to have four consecutive games with at least four hits.
For context, consider that throughout the four games, Rodriguez raised his batting average by 22 points, from .256 to 278. Additionally, he has accrued more hits since Wednesday than Josh Donaldson of the New York Yankees has all year (15).
Since Wednesday, the Yankees have collected 17 hits, 4 runs, 25 total bases, and 2 home runs as a team, while Rodriguez has collected 17 hits, 5 runs, 25 total bases, and 2 home runs.
Before Rodriguez’s Rookie of the Year campaign concluded last year, the Mariners signed him to a long-term contract worth $210 million over 14 years, with the possibility of an extension worth up to $400 million. He was selected as an All-Star for the second time in as many seasons earlier this year, and in the vote for the AL MVP the year before, he came in ninth.
When the Mariners finish their series against the Houston Astros on Sunday, the 22-year-old will attempt to set a new MLB record by having his fifth straight game with four hits.
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