Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Up next for do-everything man Brock Holt: An unassisted triple play?

Brock Holt hit for the cycle yesterday, making him the first Red Sox player to do so since John Valentin on June 6, 1996.  Last season, Holt cemented himself in Boston's record books by becoming the first player in Sox history to start a game at every position besides pitcher and catcher.

So, what's next for the "Brock Star"?  How about another of Valentin's feats, an unassisted triple play?

Since Holt has played every position in one season, and now gotten every type of hit in one game, isn't it only natural that he should make every out in one inning?

An interesting note on Valentin's cycle--the Red Sox also hit into a triple play in that same game.  Jeff Frye led off the bottom of the first inning with a walk, Valentin homered, then Mo Vaughn and Jose Canseco walked as well before Tim Naehring grounded to third for a triple play.

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