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Thursday, July 01, 2021

Yankees acquire Tim Locastro from Diamondbacks as season crumbles

The Yankees are starting small in an attempt to turn their miserable 41-39 season around.

The team announced it obtained Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro for Double-A right-hander Keegan Curtis.

Locastro will take some of the weight off Aaron Judge, as he can make starts in center field against left-handers.

In addition, the 28-year-old is a major speed threat. In 2019, he stole 17 bases in 91 games. He holds the record of most stolen bases without being caught to start a career at 29.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 01, 2021 at 03:34 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Tim Locastro breaks record for most stolen bases to start career without getting caught

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has often said that Tim Locastro is the fastest man in the majors. You don’t have to take his word for it: The video game MLB The Show agrees.

“He’s got a 99 rating,” Lovullo said, grinning.

Locastro showed off that speed Saturday night with four hits and a stolen base that broke a big league record, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks cool off the Cincinnati Reds 8-3.

Locastro’s theft of second in the sixth inning was the 28th straight stolen base to start his career without getting caught. That broke the mark set by Hall of Famer Tim Raines, who stole 27 in a row from 1979-81. Records have been kept since 1951. The Baseball Hall of Fame requested Locastro’s cleats, which he had specially painted for the occasion.

Locastro, 28, grew up in upstate New York, close to the Hall of Fame’s location in Cooperstown.

“Having my cleats there, it’s unfathomable,” Locastro said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 11, 2021 at 10:05 PM | 12 comment(s)
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