- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - The National League’s only living seven-hit men met Wednesday.

Rennie Stennett visited Marlins Park so he could congratulate San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who had seven hits in Monday’s 14-inning victory at Miami.

The seven-hit game was the first since Stennett went 7 for 7 for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in 1975.

“It was cool to meet him,” Crawford said. “We talked about the game he had a little bit and how he’ll never forget it. I said, ‘I’m sure I won’t either.’”

Crawford and Stennett shook hands and posed for photos on the field before the final game of the Giants-Marlins series.

Stennett, 65, was a .274 hitter in 11 seasons with the Pirates and Giants. He lives in South Florida.

“I feel good just being remembered,” he said.

The only other NL player with a seven-hit game was Baltimore’s Wilbert Robinson in 1892. The major league record is nine hits by Cleveland’s Johnny Burnett in 1932.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide