Aug 11, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT
It took seven seasons, but 33-year-old reliever George Sherrill finally got his first career plate appearance in last night’s blowout loss to the Phillies. And, naturally, he drew a walk off J.C. Romero without swinging the bat.
“I was taking the whole way,” Sherrill told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. “I hadn’t had an at-bat before. I’m not going to go out there trying to swing.”
Sherrill added that he never even batted in college, so it had been at least 15 years since his last plate appearance. According to Sherrill he was a “career .311 hitter” in high school, which pales in comparison to his current 1.000 on-base percentage in the majors. Unfortunately for the Dodgers he also has a 7.00 ERA.
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