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Former ASU player becomes the 5th man ever to play every position in an MLB game

Posted: 7:24 PM, Sep 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-01 08:37:48-04
Former ASU player becomes the 5th man ever to play every position in an MLB game

Detroit Tigers infielder and former Arizona State Sun Devils baseball player Andrew Romine made some Major League Baseball history Saturday when he became just the fifth-ever MLB player to play all nine positions in a single game.

Romine, who played for ASU from 2005-07, became the first player to accomplish the feat since Oct. 1, 2000, when the Tigers' Shane Halter did it.

According to ESPN, the idea for Romine to play all nine positions came from Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, who was part of the game in which Halter accomplished the feat. The Tigers won Saturday's game 3-2 over the Twins.

Romine began the game in left field and then moved to center field, right field, third base, shortstop, second base, catcher, pitcher and finally first base in the eighth inning to make history.

"It just feels like fun. It just feels like excitement, like I'm a kid again," Romine said after the game, adding catcher was the most difficult position for him to play Saturday.