Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Record-Breaking Night for Delino DeShields

Delino DeShields, Jr. made Astros minor league history in the Lancaster JetHawks game on Monday, August 20, 2012. After being hit by a pitch, he stole his 88th base of the season in the second inning and then promptly stole third base for his 89th. DeShields broke the previous Astros single season minor league record of 87 which was held by Lou Frazier. Frazier had held the record since playing in the Florida State League in 1988. I was in Lexington in April and witnessed DeShields steal five bases in three games. Here he is after stealing third in a game from April 30th. He swiped three bags that day.


But even more importantly, in the greater scheme of things, the two stolen bases put Delino in a position to score the run on a Jio Mier sac fly. DeShields is tied with George Springer in the Astros minor league system with 103 runs scored so far this season.

Congratulations Delino. Keep getting that uniform dirty.

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2 comments:

  1. He's no Billy Hamilton.. But congratulations!

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  2. No, he's not Billy Hamilton. Delino has more doubles, more home runs, more RBI and a lower caught stealing rate than Hamilton.

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