Hurtubise ’20 Makes MLB History on Armed Forces Weekend

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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jacob Hurtubise ’20 made Major League Baseball history for the second time in a week.

The 26-year-old made his Major League debut pinch-running against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 13. Hurtubise, a West Point graduate, became the first player to appear in a major league game under a 2019 policy allowing Army grads to delay their service commitment for a professional sports career.

Then on Saturday he became the first West Point graduate in history to record a Major League hit, cracking a single in the third inning off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler. Fittingly it came on Armed Forces Weekend.

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