Incidentally, Ellsbury is not just the first MLB player to reach base nine times by catcher’s interference in a single season but also the first MLB player in history to win everyone free tacos through Taco Bell’s annual ‘Steal a Base, Steal a Taco’ promotion.
Ellsbury established himself as one of MLB’s premier Taco-winners very early in his career, swiping a bag for the Boston Red Sox during the 2007 World Series during his rookie season at age 24.
As they enter their mid-30’s and their speed begins to decline, things could get real ugly in a hurry.
Got married two days before winning the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year... Since his major league debut on May 15, 2014, his 2.74 ERA (146 earned runs/479.1 innings) is tied for the third-best mark in the majors (min.
But let’s remember what kind of player he is -- the big question with Ellsbury has always been his health.
He had a huge 2009 season, then played in just 18 games in 2010.
The Yankees got the most important move out of the way by handing rightfield over to Aaron Judge for the foreseeable future.
That was the right call and should be written in stone for 2017 assuming he stays healthy.
The record was formerly held by Roberto Kelly, who had eight CI in 1992. So it seems safe to call Jacoby Ellsbury the greatest catcher’s-interference guy in Major League history.