Well you don't see that very often.
During the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against St. Olaf, Carleton senior infielder Willie Freimuth did something very few players in baseball history — professional, college, or otherwise — have ever done.
Freimuth played all nine positions on the field during the nine inning contest.
Starting shortstop for the Knights on a regular basis, the senior actually started his journey around the field behind the plate, marking his first appearance as the backstop since a two-inning emergency appearance back in 2015.
After one inning as the catcher for Carleton, Freimuth made his way around the diamond. Stop number two was first base, where he worked for one inning. Freimuth was able to cross off eight spots by the end of the eighth when he took the field at right field, center, left, third base, shortstop, and second base — in order.
With just one spot left to cross off of his list, Freimuth went to the mound in the ninth inning for his ninth career pitching appearance for the Knights. In his one inning of work, the regular shortstop gave up one run, one walk, and one hit. He also struck out one batter in the process.
Possibly distracting for some players knowing they won't be able to get into a rhythm on the field as one normally does, Freimuth showed no signs of being affected by this fun game within a game, only committing one error in the entire contest.
At the plate, the senior shortstop went 2-for-4 with an RBI, giving him three hits over the course of the doubleheader.
Freimuth also drove in a run in addition to his work on the field (Photo: Carleton Athletics)[/credit]
Unfortunately no condensed video of the odd happenings are available, but there is a full game stream which you can watch at the Carleton Athletics site.
Even though we may not have seen it in person, it is still fun to think about one player running out to every spot on the diamond over the course of a game. Never before have I seen something like this, so maybe it can be something to add to your big book of baseball findings too.