Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins has scored the two millionth run in Main League Baseball historical past, trotting house within the first inning on a ground-rule double by Nelson Cruz in opposition to Kansas Metropolis
MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins scored the two millionth run in Main League Baseball historical past on Saturday, trotting house within the first inning on a ground-rule double by Nelson Cruz in opposition to Kansas Metropolis.
The Elias Sports activities Bureau confirmed that Donaldson hit the milestone mark when he touched the plate. The previous AL MVP has scored 685 of these runs.
“I don’t know what to suppose. I’ll be trustworthy with you,” Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli stated. “However I do know J.D. solely does huge issues, so I’m not stunned to listen to that he scored the two millionth run of all time.”
The buildup to No. 2,000,000 actually did not equal the anticipation for the 1 millionth run. Corridor of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial have been among the many stars who helped promote the chase, which additionally drew company sponsors for the countdown.
Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scored No. 1,000,000 on Could 4, 1975, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Moments later, Dave Concepcion of the Cincinnati Reds hit a house run and crossed the plate shortly after Watson.
The primary run ever recorded was on April 22, 1876, by Tim McGinley of the Boston Crimson Stockings.
MLB additionally hit an enormous quantity final weekend when Seattle rookie catcher José Godoy turned the 20,000th participant in MLB historical past.
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