St. Louis Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz made history on Monday night for hitting half of the amount of times that he has stepped in the batter’s box during this still-young MLB season.
Going into Monday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, the 25-year old Diaz was 24 out of 50 at-bats, after he had eight hits in 10 at-bats over the previous two games. When he singled twice in the 12-7 loss against Arizona, his batting average jumped up to .500, because he is now has 26 hits for 52 batting attempts.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN.com, this marks the first time in MLB history (or at least the records in the modern era since 1900) that a players has connected with that average through his first 50 at-bats in their major league career.
Needless to say, that’s really hard to accomplish. Especially for the fact that he’s facing gas-throwing pitchers in the National League, which is long-renowned as a Pitcher’s League.
source: complex.com BY DANA SCOTT