Boston Red Sox
Andrew Benintendi #40
For all rookies, their Major League Debut will not be forgotten - ever. Talented Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi made in his MLB debut in a game with the type of outcome that he would like to forget. While Benintendi and the Red Sox were enjoying a 4-0 lead heading into the 9th, Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano hit a three-run, walk-off homer to cap a 5-run bottom of the 9th inning, handing the Red Sox a tough loss at Safeco Field. Benintendi grounded out to second in his first career at-bat as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning.
QUOTE: "Growing up I'd say the person I watched the most was Ken Griffey Jr. I lived 10 minutes from the stadium [in Cincinnati], so I grew up watching him," said Benintendi.
FACT: Benintendi, jumping from Double-A to the Majors, is Boston's first prospect to make his MLB™ debut one year after he was drafted since Fred Lynn in 1974.