Jacoby Ellsbury had a historic night as the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Ellsbury was 3-for-4 at the plate but it was his five stolen bases that set a Red Sox record.
Ellsbury stole second base three times and third twice to become the first person to steal five bases since the Rays’ Carl Crawford did it against the Red Sox in 2009.
The previous Red Sox record for stolen bases in a game was four set by Jerry Remy in 1980 and matched by Ellsbury in 2010. With five stolen bases in Thursday’s game it should come as little surprise that Ellsbury is the current major league leader with 21 on the year.
Perhaps the most surprising thing in all of this is the lack of video of Ellsbury’s feat.