When Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton snagged third base in the 10th inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs, he became the first player to steal five bases in a game since Jacoby Ellsbury on May 30, 2013, per ESPN Stats & Info.
In fact, Hamilton recorded just the 23rd game in which a player had five or more steals in major league history, dating back to 1914, per Baseball-Reference.com. He did so despite reaching base just three times in the contest, making his feat more impressive than that of many of the other players who did it previously.
What's more, the final stolen base gave him 100 for his career in just 219 games, making him the third-quickest to reach the milestone, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). Only Vince Coleman (135) and Tim Raines (162) required fewer games to reach the century mark.
Hamilton began the campaign as Cincinnati's leadoff hitter because of his speed on the basepaths, and he has hit in that spot 33 games this season. However, his inability to reach base consistently led to a drop in the order late in May, and he's now hit at the very bottom 18 times.