After 1,565 plate appearances, Ben Revere hit his first career home run
After 1,565 PA, Ben Revere hit his first home run
Andy Warhol once said, "The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting." If that's true, then Ben Revere's first career home run must be the (hang on, let me get out a calculator) most exciting thing to happen since the opening of Al Capone's vault.
Revere, known for his speed, defense, and acrobatic celebrations, had come to the plate 1,565 times in his career without ever blasting one over the wall. In the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Rockies, Revere took the 91 mph fastball from Boone Logan and sent it soaring into the night for big number one.
Now that Revere has hit his first, the active player with the most plate appearances and zero dingers is Tim Lincecum with 520 PA. Barring a mid-career position change, Lincecum will have to play for a long, looong time if he wants to reach Jack McCarthy's record of 2,470.