KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lonnie Chisenhall's bat is headed to the Hall of Fame.
The Indians third baseman went 5 for 5 and hit three homers while driving in nine runs in a 17-7 rout of Texas on Monday night. He was told before Tuesday night's game in Kansas City that the folks in Cooperstown wanted to retire his bat.
According to Major League Baseball, it was the first time a player went 5 for 5 with three homers and nine RBIs since the RBI became a statistic in 1920. Only four big leaguers have had at least five hits, nine RBIs and three homers in a game.
Chisenhall said he was honored to have the Hall of Fame call, even though he thought there were still plenty of hits left in the bat.
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