Apr 2, 2013, 10:15 AM EST
Jackie Bradley Jr. went hitless in his Red Sox debut yesterday, but the 22-year-old outfielder drew three walks in five plate appearances against the Yankees to become the first player with three or more walks in his MLB debut since 2000.
And since 1950 only seven players have drawn three or more walks in their first MLB game:
Jackie Bradley Jr. 2013 Danny Ardoin 2000 Danny Klassen 1998 Jorge Piedre 1991 Larry Walker 1989 Joe Lahoud 1968 Dick Donovan 1950
I’d have guessed that most of the players who were capable of drawing three or more walks in their MLB debut were pretty damn good hitters, but it turns out not so much. Larry Walker was a stud and Joe Lahoud had some decent years, but Danny Ardoin, Danny Klassen, Jorge Piedre barely had MLB careers and Dick Donovan was a pitcher.
Thanks to Baseball-Reference.com’s must-have “Play Index” for the ability to look stuff like this up.
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