San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford accomplished a historic feat for the first time in 41 years. Crawford is the first player in 41 years to get seven hits in a game. Crawford topped it off with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Crawford entered he game on a 6-for-36 cold streak, but bumped his average up 13 points to .278 with his performance. Crawford had a triple, double and five singles in eight at-bats which ties the NL record for hits in a game.
Crawford was simply surprised to get so many plate appearances, but made sure to take advantage of this opportunity.
“It doesn’t happen very often that you get eight at-bats in a game so I figured it didn’t happen a whole lot, but you don’t think about stuff like that when you’re playing,” said Crawford.
Crawford is part of a small group of Giants history as no one had accomplished this feat prior to his performance.
“It’s crazy to me,” said Crawford. “The history of the Giants with all of the great players that have come through, you would think that somebody pushed across seven hits in one day, but it’s pretty crazy to be in pretty small company.”
The Giants sit atop the NL West in a neck and neck race with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Crawford is a big part of the Giants success and will need him to continue producing for the Giants to stay at the top of the division and make a playoff run into October. Crawford had a special night and the Giants will surely hope for many more.