Ian Kinsler rewrites record books

April 17th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by GD  

Ian Kinsler, the prolific Texas Ranger batsman, joined Orlando Hudson as the second 2B to hit for the cycle. This week Kinsler made six for six while hitting for the cycle against Baltimore Orioles. His remarkable hit made him the second player in Texas Ranger history to hit six in a single game. He is the first player in Rangers to score such a hit in a nine innings game. Alfanso Soriano was the first Ranger to score six for six in a single game before Ian. Ian ‘s five runs and four extra base hits in the last day’s game followed two more records of the team. William Farmer Weaver was the last major league player to score six hits in a single game on 12 August 1890.

Ian made his debut in major league in 3rd April 2006 against Boston Red Sox. Ian got his first major league hit in the same game, but unfortunately injured his left thumb while hitting .476. The batsman soon recovered from his injury and returned on 25th May 2006. He made 3-4 with a single along with two home runs. The game was 8-7 victory for the Texas Rangers over Oakland Athletics. In 2007, Ian was one of the six batsmen to have twenty home runs and 20 base hits. He was titled the AL (American League) “Player of the Week” for the period ending on April 15.

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