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.