Grandal walks his way to Ruthian record

May 9th, 2021

How do you hit .000 and match Babe Ruth in the record books?

You do what White Sox catcher just did -- go 0-for-3 with 13 walks in four games. With the strange stat line, Grandal joined the Bambino (1930) as the only players in American League history to walk 13 or more times in a four-game span.

If you add in the National League, you're only going to add one more player to the list -- Bryce Harper, who accomplished the feat in 2016.

Overall, Grandal is having quite the strange season at the plate. After walking four times and hitting a sacrifice fly in Saturday's 9-1 White Sox victory over the Royals in Kansas City, he's hitting .121/.388/.259 with seven hits and 26 walks over his first 21 games in 2021.

Hey, if you're in a class with Babe Ruth, you're in good shape, right?