Backyard Baseball: MiLB Player Plays Every Position in One Game
Dollar hotdogs and free Hanes t-shirts are usually the run-of-the-mill promotions for highly attended, huge-drama minor league baseball games.
But on Saturday, the Carolina Mudcats (the Cleveland Indians’ farm team) ran a promo called “Toole Time” which featured utility man Justin Toole in all nine positions against the Salem Red Sox — one per inning, for math whizzes.
According to the MiLB.com recap, Toole (a former University of Iowa baller) rotated his way around Zebulon, N.C.’s Five County Stadium by starting in the right field slot and finishing on the hill.
Though Toole let up back-to-back homers to Salem in the ninth for the Sox’s only runs of the day, he paved Carolina to a 4-2 victory.
After seeing this nugget pop up on Deadspin, I bet players will tiptoe around the “I can play anywhere” line a tad more now … or maybe this is just a clever way to keep from falling asleep on the field during minor league games.