Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: Jacoby on pace to break Red Sox' Steals Record

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jacoby on pace to break Red Sox' Steals Record

For 35 years, Tommy Harper has held the Red Sox' record for stolen bases in a season. He claims he always thought Jerry Remy or Otis Nixon would break it, but Remy's bad knees and Nixon's injuries intervened to keep Harper's mark of 54 steals in 1973 in the team record books. Harper is aware, however, that 2008 will likely mark the end of his reign. And he doesn't mind one bit, considering the fact he's head over heels in love with Jacoby Ellsbury's game.
Harper, employed by the Red Sox as a consultant, has worked with Ellsbury in the minors and still chats with his prize pupil during the season.

In the teams' first 62 games this season, Ellsbury has already stolen 28 bases....on pace for over 70.

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