South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez hit an infield single in his second at-bat Sunday to set a new minor-league record for consecutive games on base (72).
The old record of 71 was set by Kevin Millar in 1997 and matched by Kevin Youkilis in 2003. The major-league record is 84, set by Ted Williams in 1949.
Velazquez’s infield single happened in the top of the 2nd inning when he beat out a throw from Fort Wayne TinCaps SS Trea Turner, who was making his Midwest League debut. Turner, the top draft pick of the San Diego Padres this year (No. 13 overall), went 1-for-5 and stole two bases.
RF Franmil Reyes homered for the TinCaps.