Saturday was a special day in the Bronx, though it started off a little bit rough.
The New York Yankees found themselves trailing the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
But the team rallied for four runs in the fifth, five in the sixth, and held off a late Rays rally to pull off a 9-8 come-from-behind win and move ahead of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East.
New York now has control over the third AL Wild Card spot and has won seven of their last 10 games.
But there was quite an interesting storyline from Saturday’s wild win.
Rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe showed off his speed and made some unique Yankees history in the process.
He stole his 13th base and became the first Yankee to do so without getting caught, passing Joe DiMaggio’s total from 1936-38.
On Twitter, the Yankees posted a graphic celebrating Volpe’s unique accomplishment.
AV making history. @Volpe_Anthony 👏 pic.twitter.com/ToDRfxoOZO
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 13, 2023
Volpe has now etched himself into the history books for the Yankees.
Speed is one of the many aspects of the young shortstop’s game.
He made the Opening Day roster out of spring training and has run with the starting shortstop job.
And while he was at it, he made use of a viable tool and stole some bases.
Now, he stands alone in Yankees history as the only player to have recorded 13 stolen bases before being thrown out.
The Yankees are high on Volpe, and he has rewarded them with a very strong start.NEXT: MLB Remembers Yogi Berra On His Birthday