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Career minor leaguer Cody Clark snaps 0-for-25 streak for first MLB hit

Sep 14, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

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This is great.

After spending 11 years in the minors, catcher Cody Clark was called up by the Astros last month. But until last night, he was still looking for that elusive first MLB hit. He finally got it in the fifth inning, snapping an 0-for-25 hitless streak. Here’s a link to the video.

Matt Dominguez told that the ovation for Clark at Minute Maid Park was “the loudest I’ve (heard) for just a hit this year.” Meanwhile, Dallas Keuchel called it ” one of the better sights I’ve seen in professional baseball.”

Below is an interview with Clark after the game, complete with Gatorade shower. It doesn’t look like anyone will be able to wipe that smile off his face for a while.

  1. kelshannon19 - Sep 14, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Don’t care who you’re a fan of. Got to be happy for this guy. Congrats “kid”.

  2. bosoxfan15 - Sep 14, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    That is awesome! I’ll bet he’s on cloud nine!

  3. scdocal - Sep 14, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Well done kid

  4. 950003cups - Sep 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM


    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      Career minor leaguer Cody Clark. Reading not your thing?

  5. jdillydawg - Sep 14, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    How can you not love baseball?

  6. edelmanfanclub - Sep 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    That ball has to be on his mantle.

  7. Minoring In Baseball - Sep 14, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Good for him for sticking it out and continueing to work hard. Not too many people can claim a hit at the major league level. All the best to him.

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