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Carl Crawford stole 6 bases in the game against the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, tying a record for steals in a single game. Only three other players have accomplished this feat since 1900.
Crawford said he was aware of how many bases ha had stole but he did not know about the record.
”I probably would have broken it if I knew. I’d have definitely tried,” he said. ”I didn’t even try. I don’t know if that will ever happen again.”
It came on the screen that he had just tied the record after he stole second for his sixth of the game in the 8th inning and he recieved a standing ovation from the hometown crowd in Tampa. Crawford thought they were just cheering for him, not the fact he had tied a record. He said he gets so into the game that he does not worry about other things like records.
The Rays won the game 5-3 and stole a total of 8 bases as a team. Running is definitely part of their game but a single player stealing 6 bases is not something we will see happen again soon. It would have been fun to see him try to break the record. Crawford stole second base 5 times in the game and third once without a throw.
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