Yankees’ Andujar sets multiple club records in impressive debut

Before Wednesday’s game, few New York Yankees fans likely knew the name Miguel Andujar. But by the end of the night, the 22-year-old had vaulted himself into the historic club’s record books, above some of the most revered names to have ever worn pinstripes.

Andujar – who was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day after Matt Holliday was placed on the disabled list – became the first Yankee ever to record three or more hits and four-plus RBIs in his major-league debut during the team’s 12-3 win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. He set the record with a two-run double in the ninth inning.

Andujar’s four RBIs broke a long-standing club record. The previous mark of three in a MLB debut was held by Billy Martin (1950) and “Marvelous” Marv Throneberry (1955), according to Yankees PR.

He also became just the fifth Yankee since 1913 – and the first in 70 years – to reach base four times in his first big-league contest.

Fourteen Yankees (including Andujar) have reached base at least three times in their debuts since 1913, but it’s only happened four times since 1950.

Andujar finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, four RBIs, and one walk. Despite reaching base four times in a game his team won 12-3, he failed to come around to score.

A native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, Andujar was called up to the majors after hitting .312/.342/.494 in 272 plate appearances at Triple-A this season.

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