Mr. Steal Your Base

By Justin Lutes, April 12, 2021
Locastro's larceny sets an all-time Major League Baseball record.

On April 10, former Ithaca College baseball All-American and current Arizona Diamondback Tim Locastro 14 made Major League Baseball history when he stole his 28th consecutive base to start his career without being caught.

His latest stolen base broke the previous record held by Hall of Famer Tim Raines. While Locastro still has a ways to go before he has a plaque hanging in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, his game-worn cleats will be displayed in the museum.

Locastro, who is one of the fastest players in the league, stole the record-breaking base against the Cincinnati Reds in the 6th inning of the Diamondbacks’s 8-3 victory. He also had four hits in the game.

Currently in his fifth season in the Major Leagues, Locastro was selected in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was briefly a member of the New York Yankees’ organization. 

One of the best players in the history of IC’s storied baseball program, Locastro was a second-team All-American in 2013. That year, he helped the Bombers to a 41-8 record, batting .436 while setting school records with 71 runs and 40 stolen bases.