Brantford Red Sox designated hitter Kevin Hinton added another feather to his already well-plumed Intercounty Baseball League cap by breaking the IBL all-time hits record during a 16-1 Red Sox win over the Burlington Twins at Arnold Anderson Stadium on Friday.
Hinton walked in his first at-bat before lining a two-run single during the second inning to tie the record held by Arden Eddie, who retired with 765 hits.
Hinton came up again in the third inning and knocked Jordell Farquharson’s 2-1 pitch over the shortstop into left field for his record-breaking 766th hit.
Play was stopped as Red Sox owner Paul Aucoin presented the 45-year-old Hinton with the ball and other memorabilia.
The Red Sox signed Hinton – a longtime Guelph Royal who also holds the league’s all-time RBI record – in the offseason to add a veteran presence as Brantford vies for its fifth consecutive IBL championship.