Jacoby Ellsbury Sets MLB Record For Most Hats Knitted
April 23rd - New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has set a new Major League record for most hats knitted in one season after completing his 43rd hat on Monday morning.
Ellsbury, who has spent the entire season on the disabled list with various injuries, was informed that he had broken the previous record for most hats knitted earlier today.
“I’m not trying to break records. I wake up every day and do what I can to help my team win, just like every other baseball player,” said Ellsbury. “The guys on the team were complaining that their heads were cold, so I took advantage of my time away from the field and knitted them a bunch of hats. I didn’t even realize how many hats I made. I hope they like them.”
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he was “super proud” of Ellsbury and expressed hope that he would continue to find success.
“I know it’s been a tough few years for Jacoby, but this feels like a step in the right direction,” said Boone. “My head has never been warmer. When we signed him, we knew we had a talented player, but sometimes people surprise you with their hidden abilities. And with hats.”
The previous record-holder, James Arthur Hatknitter III, could not be reached for comment due to the fact that he died in 1923.