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How Is Wilson Valdez Like Babe Ruth?

Wilson Valdez started Wednesday night's Phillies vs Reds game at second base. He finished that game in the 19th inning on the mound as a pitcher, where he retired the heart of the Reds order and got the win when Raul Ibanez sacrificed home Jimmy Rollins in the bottom of the inning.


According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player to start a game in the field and earn a win was Babe Ruth on October 1, 1921. He started in left field for the Yankees that day.


Valdez also became the first position player to record a win since 2000.


Just another amazing stat from an amazing night down at Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in 19 innings. It was the longest game in Citizens Bank Park history and the longest game for the Phillies since 1993 when they beat the Dodgers in 20 innings.