Anthony Volpe scripts history, becomes Youngest Yankee to steal three steal bases in a game

Anthony Volpe wrote his name in Yankee folklore as he became their youngest player to steal three bases in one game

Anthony Volpe scripts history, becomes Youngest Yankee to steal three steal bases in a game

[Anthony Volpe and Aaron Judge celebrating. Pic Credit: Bleacher Report]

On the occasion of Jackie Robinson Day, the New York Yankees rookie Anthony Volpe wrote his name in the history books. He became the youngest Yankee player ever to steal three bases in one game. Stealing bases is not an easy task. However, the new large bases might be led to more stolen bases this year. As for stealing bases, a player has to be quick in both his reactions and his movements to catch the opposition team off-guard. He stole not one, not two but three bases in one game.

This historic feat by Volpe took place in the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday against the Twins. He stole his first base in the bottom of the fifth inning. He took from the first base and slide right in time to avoid getting tagged out. His next two steals took place in the eighth innings. Volpe first dashed towards second and then reached third as the Twins players and pitcher failed to pay attention to his running.

The young player got his first major league homerun on Friday night. He scopped up the ball over the fence in the bottom of the first inning. What made this homerun more special for him was the the incident that took place at the Yankees next at-bat. Captain Aaron Judge connected one to right center field to go back-to-back. This was Judge’s fifth home-run off the season. The Yankees ended up losing the game 4-3 to the Twins though.

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Anthony Volpe joins exclusive list after historic feat

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[Anthony Volpe sliding towards a base. Pic Credit: MLB]

The last Yankee player to steal three bases in a single game was the legendary Ichiro Suzuki. The baseball great did this historic feat in September 2012 when Volpe was 11 years old. The young shortstop has continued to impress everyone with his performances. He is now the fourth Yankee player to collect six stolen bases in first 15 games off a season, He joins an exclusive list of Derek Jeter (1998), Brett Gardener (2010) and Jacob Ellsbury (2014) who have achieved this feat.

In his last four games, the 21-year-old has reached base on seven out of fifteen occasions. “He is just really heady and really good at it, and he causes problems when he gets on the bases,” his manager Boone said in his praise. Volpe’s outstanding performance on the pitch could be shadowed by his teammate Domingo German’s strong presentation.

Volpe was selected as a first-round draft pick by the Yankees in 2019. In 2023 he was invited to spring training. As a non-roster player he competed with Oswald Peraza for the starting shortstop position. His efforts were rewarded with an opening day debut with the Yankees. This made him the youngest Yankee player to start on opening day since Derek Jeter in 1996. Things are certainly looking bright for the youngster and Yankee fans would he hoping he achieves his full potential.

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