Hey, when the season is all but over, you might as well have some fun.
On Saturday night, Andrew Romine of the Detroit Tigers became only the fifth player in Major League Baseball to play all nine positions in one game. Yep, he played them ALL.
Romine accomplished the feat on the road against the Twins on Saturday night. Being the final weekend of the season, and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus not returning next year, the bench boss figured he’d give his player a chance to show off his versatility, enter the record books, and treat the fans in Minnesota to a bit of a bonus.
Romine, 31, has already played eight positions this season, including pitcher, and needed only to catch in order to hit every spot. His brother Austin is a catcher with the Yankees, and his sibling even lent him a glove to use behind the plate on Saturday night.
After starting in left field, Romine wheeled around the diamond for the rest of the game. He played the second inning in center field, the third in right, spent the next three innings at third base, shortstop and second before catching in the seventh. He came in to pitch to open the eighth, coaxing a grounder out of Twins slugger Miguel Sano, then moved to first base in the ninth to complete the cycle.
I’ll say this much – that’s something you don’t see every day! ~ Jason