Andrew Benintendi Collects First MLB Hit; Parents Celebrate With Kiss

by NESN Staff

August 3, 2016

Well that didn’t take long.

Three at-bats into his major league career, Andrew Benintendi has collected his first big league hit. The Boston Red Sox’s 22-year-old outfielder took an 83 mph 0-1 splitter from Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma the opposite way for a clean base hit to left field.

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Several members of Benintendi’s family, including his parents, two sisters, several aunts and uncles and a bunch of friends all were in attendance. They all were pretty excited. Benintendi’s father, Chris, was overjoyed talking about his son as he spoke with NESN’s Guerin Austin.

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Benintendi wasn’t done, either. He collected his second career hit with a broken-bat single to right field in the eighth inning.

Thumbnail photo via Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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