Toronto Blue Jays: Bo Bichette ties Ted Williams

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 08: Toronto Blue Jays Infield Bo Bichette (11) hits a RBI double in the sixth inning during the regular season MLB game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays on August 8, 2019 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 08: Toronto Blue Jays Infield Bo Bichette (11) hits a RBI double in the sixth inning during the regular season MLB game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays on August 8, 2019 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Toronto Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette has already made his mark on the record books, as he has tied a legendary Hall of Famer just 11 games into his career.

It was expected that Bo Bichette would make an impact on the Toronto Blue Jays. A consensus top 20 prospect for each of the past two seasons, Bichette was expected to be a key part of the Blue Jays youth movement. With he and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.on the left side of the infield, Toronto should be set well into the coming decade.

Bichette has done nothing to prove otherwise. In fact, on Thursday, he tied the legendary Ted Williams as he produced an extra base hit in his ninth consecutive game as a rookie.

Obviously, it is still early in Bichette’s career. However, any time one can tie a player with the legacy of The Splendid Splinter, it is worthy of notice. And, for Bichette to do so in just 11 games makes the feat even more remarkable.

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Thus far, Bichette has been as advertised. In his 53 plate appearances, he has produced an excellent .408/.453/.837 batting line, hitting four homers and nine doubles. He has also displayed a solid eye at the plate and strong contact skills, with four walks and just 11 strikeouts.

There is a long way to go in the second generation Bichette’s career. And it is obviously far too early to say that he will have a career that compares to Williams, or even a career that will mirror his father. But he has certainly gotten off to a great start.

In doing so, Bichette has put his name in the record books. He has also become the first player in MLB history to hit at least one double in nine consecutive games, another impressive feat for the talented rookie. And he is only getting started.

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It took 11 games for Toronto Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette to find himself in the record books. That is a pretty solid start to his major league career.