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Former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere finally gets a home run

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Congrats to former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere, who hit his first career home run in the majors last night. Revere plays for the Philadelphia Phillies, and until last night, had gone to the plate 1,565 times without a home run. That’s the longest stretch of anyone in baseball post World War II.

Revere graduated from Lexington Catholic in 2007, leading the Knights to a state championship his junior year. He was named the Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year and 2007 Mr. Baseball for Kentucky. The Minnesota Twins drafted him with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft, and he was traded to the Phillies back in 2012.

Hilariously, his teammates gave him the silent treatment when he first got back to the dugout and then piled on to celebrate.

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35 Comments for Former Lexington Catholic star Ben Revere finally gets a home run

  1. I remember when Jim Leyland, with the Pirates at the time, clutched his heart like he was having a heart attack when a little backup shortstop hit a home run. Pretty funny. Can’t remember his name but he wound up with the Braves for a while. Raphael something I think (not Raphael Ramirez who played for the Braves in the Dale Murphy years).

    • Braves fan
      1:17 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      It was Raphael Furcal, good SS with amazing speed. A well placed hit in the right field corner would’ve been an inside-the-park homer in the right stadiums.

    • WildcatPride
      1:17 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Louisville is a Major US city (The only one in Kentucky, clocks in as the state’s ONLY first class city by population) that hosts 3 fortune 500 companies (Lexington has zero) and multiple fortune 1000… Louisville currently has the highest ratio of any city in the nation for young professionals moving in (those are the people that start businesses) and has been referred to as the new portalnd for years (more recently called the top hipster meca… so that whole line beard joke is outdated at best)… Louisville metro statistical area is proudly called home by 1.5 million people which is impressive considering the city resides in a state with a bit over 4 million people. Louisville boasts tons of awards and accolades, including but not limited to: “Top tourist destination in the country” -CNN and Lonely Planet “top tourist destinations” -National geographic “foodiest city” “manliest city” and currently holds the title of having the best tasting drinking water in the country..
      On top of all this, Kentucy truly wouldnt be what it is without the city of Louisville.. Giving the state the Kentucky Derby, hotbrown, KFC, Bourbon, The louisville slugger, The jug band, etc..
      Not to mention Louisville was called home by 2 US presidents, a supreme court justice, col. sanders, Hunter S., Thomas edison, Edwin Hubble, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom cruise, D griffith, etc…
      The kentucky derby is the most exciting two minutes in sports and draws the 17th highest attendance of ANY SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD.
      speaking about the Derby festivities, Louisville is the only place in the world that parties for 3 weeks straight for ONE 2 minutes horse race. And to kick it all off is Thunder over Louisville which is the largest fireworks display in North America accompanied by one of the top 5 annual airshows in the country.

    • Um...
      1:21 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      What was that Louisville tourism commercial about?

    • WildcatPride
      1:26 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      UK is traveling there for the regional.

    • Major US cities
      1:31 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Haha loserville a major city SMH. Wow so many lies LMAO!!!

    • Um...
      1:34 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Still not getting it. Are you expecting everyone attending the regionals to move there or something?!

    • WildcatPride
      1:38 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Major US cities,
      Perhaps you should do some research because everything Just stated is 100% truth.

      Everyone attending should take the time to appreciate the things that make our state great. I’ll be there to see my cats, everyone who visits should take the time to get acquainted with our state’s largest city.

    • Rei
      1:41 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Just don’t go downtown or to the west end and Louisville is a pretty nice city actually.

    • WildcatPride
      1:45 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Not exactly Rei.. your advice is slightly off..
      Downtown is just fine. actually there are a ton of museums, bars, and restaurants one could visit downtown… it is well cleaned and police are everywhere (The cool kind that ride around on horseback). you could easily stop downtown to hit museum row or have a drink in the old historic seelbach (where F. Scott fitzgerald used to party) or hit 4th street live…
      now, admittedly, the west end (Every major city has these kinds of areas) is slightly a bit more impoverished.. there are things to do in that area since it is the oldest core and very historic but, like in any big city, use common sense

    • Major US cities
      2:02 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      The awards that you awarded your city are B.S. awards. You really think loogieville is the top tourist destination, really?!! Not the Capitol in Washington or Times Square in NY or countless other places. KFC is from Corbin KY not the vile ville. The birthplace of bourbon is Georgetown and not the state ghetto, plus as much of tradition as bourbon is in KY’s roots most people in da ville drink crown royal (Canadian whiskey). Ill give you the brand of baseball bats, but it’s not like the actual baseball bat was made there. So many more flaws, that I’m sure if I googled (like you did) i could prove more of your crap wrong.

    • WildcatPride
      2:14 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Seriously fella, why are you so hateful? Why do you hate our great state and it’s largest city so much? I implore you to give it a chance.
      I awarded nothing… it was all by independent organizations. Look it up yourself if you dont belive me. I provided multiple links a bit further down if you have the time.
      Lonely Planet (the nations premier travel organization) is the one that Named louisville the top travel destination. take it up with them. Col sanders grew up in the outskirts of Louisville. lived and worked in the city, and is currently laid to rest in louisville. and believe it or not… bourbon was first distilled on corn island when louisville was first being settled in 1778… the first commercially produced bourbon in the world was made by evan williams (Louisville politician), and the first glass bottled bourbon was made by george brown of louisville… Pappy van whinkle lived most of his life and died in louisville, and currently 1/3 of all the worlds bourbon comes from louisville. Bourbon has most of its roots in the city…
      the rest of your statements are baseless insults that I wont acknowledge. do more research friend

    • WildcatPride
      2:15 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      ALSO, as for the baseball bat thing… the Louisville slugger is the most widely used baseball bat in the world… Babe ruth along with every great hitter of all time used a louisville slugger…
      That bat has changed the sports world.. (like Muhammad Ali, also from Louisville) give it more credit.

    • Braves Fan, it was actually Raphael Belliard, a few years before Furcal.

  2. And....
    1:21 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    He committed to UGA because UK sucked at the time.

    • UK
      1:55 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Ben is from Georgia and is a big Georgia Bulldogs fan. He was going to go there regardless if UK was any good at the time.

  3. ukjmatt
    1:33 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    You lost all credibility when you said top hipster mecca as if that was a good thing.

  4. LOL
    1:42 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    • WildcatPride
      1:48 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      It was the top tourist destination in the COUNTRY for 2013… Nice try though.

    • Is this guy serious?
      2:02 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Louisville isn’t a terrible city and has some cool and interesting things. If you can learn to ignore the hipster idiots and other assorted riff-raff, it’s a fun spot to get dinner or maybe catch a show. Of course those things exist, albeit in slightly less quantity, in Lexington as well.

      However, literally any other destination in this top ten list would be a better choice for an actual vacation over a midwestern city whose main attraction is a beverage you can buy in any liquor store in America.

      Stealing Austin, TX’s slogan (“Keep Austin Weird”) is neither creative nor indicative of worthiness. A travel blogger’s suggestion that Louisville is the “new Portland” seems like weak and unsourced praise.

      Overall, Louisville is just a midwestern river city with a few cool things for local area residents to check out. It will never be a ‘travel destination’, travel blogger assertions notwithstanding.

    • WildcatPride
      2:07 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      sir, Perhaps who misunderstand the grandeur of such a spot on this list…
      Lonely planet isnt simply a single man with a blog.. It is one of the country’s premier travel organizations. Every year they have a panel to decide the top tourist destinations. in the article itself you read that 2013 was THE ONLY YEAR EVER that they all agreed on one place immediately.
      Louisville is a VERY unique place with a LOT to offer. And yes, you can buy bourbon everywhere… but everyone needs to visit the spot where it was first distilled… there are tons of museums and a lot of great restaurants (“foodies city”) and a lot of history…
      By your logic, sir, why visit anywhere? also… i would implore you to do more research on the slogan. Louisville actually came up with it first… it was austin that started using it.

    • Ura doofus
      2:56 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Sir, I am curious why a location named the top US travel destination in 2013 is nowhere on the 2014 list. In fact, none of the top 10 US destinations rated by Lonel Planet in 2013 are on the Lonely Planet 2014 list. Why is that, do you suppose? Could it be that a place on the list can be bought? Could it be that these destinations agree to advertise in exchange for a rating? Could it be that every year they pick 10 random locations to generate interest in their site? Or, most likely of all, could it be a meaningless ranking cobbled together for a society that loves meaningless rankings?

    • WildcatPride
      4:58 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      URa Doofus, you arent very smart are ya? regardless of how you choose to rationalize Louisville’s selection on the list.. the fact remains that Louisville WAS the number one tourist destination in the nation for 2013… and lexington has NEVER held that title,… ever

  5. ukjmatt
    1:53 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    You indeed lost credibility with the phrase. The very definition of hipster is one of a counter/ or sub-culture. Not one to take in the full spectrum of what Louisville has to offer. I doubt that a bunch of people who spend so much time pretending to be different yet they are all so alike it is damn near a uniform are the driving force of Louisville’s economy.

    • WildcatPride
      2:00 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      I believe that you couldnt be more wrong… that title has come to define the youngsters who embrace what the older generation was so proud of..
      The louisville hipster drinks his bourbon and likes horse racing.. nothing wrong with that. craft beer and hotbrowns on a summer eve arent a bad thing ya know?
      Louisville has the largest ratio of young professionals moving in of any city in the country.. that makes for good small business development and a proud hipster meca.

    • Alert!
      2:05 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Hipster idiot spotted.

      Hipsters drive economy only if the economy is solely dependent on skinny jeans, black plastic glasses frames and flannel shirts.

      You, strangely enough, have completely whiffed on the definition instead injecting your own stupid and nonsensical definition.

    • WildcatPride
      2:17 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Sir, all I am saying is it has been stated by many sources that Louisville is currently the hippest city in the nation… if thats what it takes to get the largest influx of young professionals of any city in the country, so be it.

    • LOL
      2:29 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      It’s not currently the hippest…..what you are referring to is so 2013. Get with the times.

  6. jaws2
    1:54 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    Guess what WildcatPride you goof ball? Louisville’s population is only approx. 500 thousand. That 1.5 million includes all of the hayseeds you pricks talk about all the time. Bullitt, Oldham, Meade, and Shelby counties in KY and Floyd, Clark, and Harrison counties in IN. So get off your fat ass high horse and kiss mine pal.

  7. History Buff
    1:59 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    I didn’t realize World War II was in 1977? Curious.

    • Mathemagician
      2:39 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

      Numbers are hard.

  8. UKfanNKY
    2:17 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    Hmmmmmmm don’t forget Louisville the only City a married coach can lay a woman on a restaurant table and get away with it. Now they have TWO coaches that can maybe pull off the tag-team effect and get away with it!!

    10:53 pm May 28, 2014 Permalink

    great hit by ben. had a chance to play with him in Lexington and im proud hes still kicking ass in the mlb. he used to drop bombs in high school but the twins organization changed his swing to a slap shot for a better obps which is understandable but also explains why it took so long for a major league homerun. hopefully they start giving him the green light to take a few more hard cuts a game and expand that number. would have been a UGA product but his family is from there so no hard feelings. Hope he keeps tearing it up unless its against the reds.