Blake Butler(Southeast Guilford HS) makes baseball history tonight for the Daytona Tortugas in the Florida State League

Posted by Andy Durham on September 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from the Daytona Tortugas, the Cincinnati Reds Advanced Class A team in the Florida State Baseball League:

Blake Butler(Southeast Guilford HS) made history by playing all nine positions tonight.

He finished the game pitching, recording the save in a 3-0 win.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Blake Butler became the first Tortuga to play all nine positions in a game, doing so in Daytona’s 3-0 victory Sunday against the Florida Fire Frogs at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Butler played a different position each inning, beginning at first base and moving around the infield towards third. He then shifted to the outfield, moving left to right, before getting behind the plate in the eighth and earning the save on the mound in the ninth.

Butler had played every position this year, other than catcher and center field, prior to Sunday’s historic feat. He becomes the first Minor League player to play all nine positions in a game in exactly a year, and the first in the Florida State League in over three years. It has only been done four times in Major League Baseball history. The first to do it was Bert Campaneris in 1965, who pitched with both arms in the game. He had previously served as an ambidextrous pitcher with the Daytona Beach Islanders in 1962.


Comments are closed.