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Bo Bichette sets MLB record with double in 9th straight game

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According to Baseball-Reference, Bo Bichette was the 19,578th player to debut in Major League history. Granted, probably about half of those were pitchers, but in less than two weeks in the big leagues he’s managed to do what none of the roughly 10,000 position players to come before him have ever done.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Bichette came up against Yankees reliever Chad Green:

After a modest — relatively speaking — first couple of games in which he “only” managed three singles, Bichette doubled in the last game of the his first series in Kansas City. He added doubles in each of the three games in Baltimore, and then each game of his quasi-home debut series against Tampa Bay over the weekend. That liner at 107 MPH off the bat to the right-centre back made for nine in a row, literally an unprecedented feat in over a century of recorded baseball history.

Oh, and it wasn’t even his most impressive hit of the day, because the previous time he came up he absolutely obliterated a ball to the second deck in left field.

That was only slightly harder off the bat, but elevated at 28 degrees (instead of 16 degrees on the double, per Statcast), giving it an estimated distance of 441 ft. And it looked every bit the part.