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.
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— MLB (@MLB) October 1, 2017
He's done it!
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— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) October 1, 2017
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.
#Tigers' Andrew Romine on playing all nine positions in tonight's game pic.twitter.com/24PKx0ZJ3F
— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) October 1, 2017
One of the coolest things I’ve been a part of. This crowd in Minneapolis applauded the historic effort of Andrew Romine. #AllNineRomine pic.twitter.com/6Mje3g1koD
— Johnny Kane (@JohnnyKaneFSD) October 1, 2017