Rare feat: Crawford, Stennett meet in Miami after 7-hit game
MIAMI (AP) The National League's only living seven-hit men met Wednesday.
Rennie Stennett visited Marlins Park so he could congratulate San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who had seven hits in Monday's 14-inning victory at Miami.
The seven-hit game was the first since Stennett went 7 for 7 for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in 1975.
''It was cool to meet him,'' Crawford said. ''We talked about the game he had a little bit and how he'll never forget it. I said, `I'm sure I won't either.'''
Crawford and Stennett shook hands and posed for photos on the field before the final game of the Giants-Marlins series.
Stennett, 65, was a .274 hitter in 11 seasons with the Pirates and Giants. He lives in South Florida.
''I feel good just being remembered,'' he said.
The only other NL player with a seven-hit game was Baltimore's Wilbert Robinson in 1892. The major league record is nine hits by Cleveland's Johnny Burnett in 1932.