Fans Applaud Drew Maggi For Getting His 1st MLB Hit After 13 Seasons In The Minors

Baseball bats in the dugout.


Drew Maggi got his first hit at the Major League level over the weekend when the Pittsburgh Pirates faced off against the Washington Nationals.

The hit capped an exciting weekend for the infielder, who recently made his MLB debut after spending 13 seasons in the minors. Baseball fans were quick to comment to the awesome scene as they posted reactions on social media.

Maggi was called up earlier this week, a move that made headlines due to his lengthy tenure in the minor leagues. A seasoned veteran, he’s played more than 1,100 games in the MiLB.

Most recently, he was playing for the Pirates’ Double-A affiliate in Altoona, but a few injuries led to his call-up in Pittsburgh.

And he definitely took advantage.

While the third baseman had been a part of MLB rosters for brief stints in the past, he’d finally make his debut in a matchup against the Dodgers.

On Wednesday, he got a pinch hit opportunity late in an 8-1 Pirates win. He’d end up striking out in the at-bat, but it was his first official action as a major leaguer. He’d then land his first career start in the following game, going 0-3 at the dish.

As Pittsburgh made its way to the nation’s capital over the weekend, Drew Maggi’s role would grow further.

The Pirates and Nationals had to play a double header on Saturday due to a postponement of the series opener on Friday. Maggi didn’t play in Game 1, but he’d seize his moment in Game 2.

Pittsburgh jumped out to a huge lead early in that second contest, leading 8-0 by the fourth inning, and 12-0 going into the seventh frame. That gave manager Derek Shelton a chance to get Maggi in the lineup.

In at-bat number one, the infielder roped an RBI single up the middle to record his first MLB hit.

Fans were quick to comment on the awesome scene.

One person wrote, “You love to see it,” while another asked, “Where do I get my Maggi jersey?”

While it was a monumental moment for the third baseman, he wasn’t done.

He’d also smack a double down the left field line in the ninth inning, before coming around to score on a Miguel Andujar home run.

What a day for Maggi.

He has since been sent back down to the minor leagues, but he made the most of his MLB debut.