Former Twins CF Ben Revere Sets Embarrassing MLB Record
Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Ben Revere set an Major League Baseball record, and it’s not good.
Revere has not hit a home run in 1,410 plate appearance. Since 1947, no hitter has ever had that many plate appearances without going deep at least once. He last hit a dinger in Triple-A Rochester, a Minnesota Twins affiliate, in 2011.
The Phillies center fielder holds the new record in the post-integration era. Before Revere, three other MLB players all went longer without hitting a home run. Alex Cole from 1990 to 1994 went 1,508 plate appearances, Duane Kuiper from 1974 to 1977 went 1,532 plate appearances, and Greg Gross 1973 to 1977 went 1,887 plate appearances without going yard in the integrated era.
Twins fans at least can be happy Revere didn’t set the record for them. He was traded in the 2012 offseason for Vance Worley and Trevor May. Although, Worley is no longer with Twins, after being traded to Pittsburgh this Spring.
Revere has another chance tonight to break his streak when the Phillies play the Texas Rangers.
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