Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury broke a completely random MLB record

BY Cameron DaSilva • July 20, 2016

Jacoby Ellsbury has been underwhelming with the New York Yankees this season, much like the rest of his teammates. He's batting .272 with just four home runs and 17 stolen bases in 84 games. The one positive is that he's remained healthy, which is a pleasant surprise given his injury history.

It may only be July and Ellsbury isn't on track to win any awards, but he did set an obscure and completely random major league record on Tuesday night. For the ninth time this season, Ellsbury reached base by way of catcher's interference. Strangely enough, that's the most in MLB history for a single season.

It was the 23rd time Ellsbury's done it it in his career, and moves one step closer to passing Pete Rose for the all-time "record." Rose had 29 in his career. Ellsbury is safely in second as no other player in the history of the game has more than 18. 

Ellsbury still has nearly half the season to build on his so-called lead and cement his place in the record books of unheard-of records.

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