Dodgers: Former Outfielder Tim Locastro Sets a Record and Gets Cleats Sent to Cooperstown
Dodgers fans got a very brief look at Tim Locastro in his time with Los Angeles. He was traded to LA back in the Summer of 2015 for international signing slots. He would go on to hit very well in their system and made his big league debut in late 2017.
Despite not playing much, Locastro became a favorite among Dodgers fans for his blazing speed on the basepaths. He would go 5-for-5 in steal opportunities while in Los Angeles before being designated for assignment after the 2018 season.
The Dodgers would then flip Locastro to the Yankees, who would then move him to the Diamondbacks in a deal. It was there that he made history this week with his speed on the bases. Locastro stole the 28th base of his career this week, which isn’t much of a success in itself. But the fact that he did in 28 times without ever being caught stealing is what makes it monumental.
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Locastro broke the MLB record of steals without being caught to start a career. As a result, his cleats were sent off to Cooperstown to forever hang in the baseball Hall of Fame. Who knew those 5 steals with the Dodgers would be so important.
Timmy also got to keep the base that he stole for number 28, and decided to give it to his mother. He may no longer be with the Dodgers, but we can’t help but root for him a little bit. Just not when he’s playing against us.
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Cool for Locastro, but do people who visit the hall of fame really care to see those cleats like they are some kind of museum artifact? Look Billy, those were the shoes Tim Locastro wore when he stole his 28th base.
I remember a Baltimore fan saying the same thing about his team in April of 1969…