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Indians’ Chisenhall giving bat to Hall of Fame

June 10, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Lonnie Chisenhall’s bat is headed to the Hall of Fame after the Indians third baseman went 5 for 5 and hit three homers while driving in nine runs in a 17-7 rout of Texas on Monday.

He was told before Tuesday’s game in Kansas City that the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown wanted to retire his bat.

According to Major League Baseball, it was the first time a player had five hits off five pitches with three homers and nine RBIs since the RBI became a statistic in 1920. Only four big leaguers have had at least five hits, nine RBIs and three homers in a game.

Chisenhall said he is honored by the Hall of Fame call, even though there are still plenty of hits left in the bat.

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