GIF: After 1,565 plate appearances, Ben Revere hits first career HR
At long last, Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has hit a home run.
Leaderboarding: The Ben Revere club
Entering the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Rockies (GameTracker), Phillies fly-catcher Ben Revere had gone 1,565 plate appearances without hitting a major-league home run. Then, this happened ...
(GIF via FanGraphs)
Congratulations, Boone Logan: You've done what no one has ever done before -- i.e., give up a big-league home run to Ben Revere!
For what it's worth, Jack McCarthy (1901-1907) holds the record for most plate appearances in a career without a home run (2,470). Before the blast you see above, Revere was fifth on that list.
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