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Five Fun Facts About Jacoby Ellsbury

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 9, 2014

Playing centerfield in the major leagues will get you a lot of attention. When you play like Jacoby Ellsbury that won’t phase you though. Ellsbury has all the skills to help any team be that much better with him on the field. Here are five fun facts about this great player.

College Record

On August, 6, 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single off of Hector Noesi to help the Red Sox beat the Yankees. This was the 546th career hit of his career and moved him past Steve Lyons and into first place for most hits in Major League Baseball history by a player out of Oregon State University.

What? He Wasn’t The Rookie Of The Year?

Jacoby Ellsbury finished in third place in the voting for AL Rookie of the Year in 2008. Finishing ahead of him were the winner, Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay, as well as Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury In The Minor Leagues

Before making it to the big leagues, Jacoby Ellsbury spent time with four different minor league teams: The Lowell Spinners, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Portland Sea Dogs, and Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Last And The First

The last hit Jacoby Ellsbury had as a member of the Red Sox was a run scoring single off of Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles. The first hit he had as a member of the Yankees was a double off of Dustin McGowan of the Toronto Blue Jays.

How Many Against The Yankees?

Prior to joining the New York Yankees in 2014, Jacoby Ellsbury had hit 65 career home runs. He’d hit nine of those against the Yankees while playing for Boston.

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