The Seattle Salts took a tough extra-inning loss on the chin in Dallas tonight, dropping their 14-inning marathon game 7-6 to the Deputies. But at least one Salt was celebrating, albeit mutedly, after reaching an important career milestone.
Jesse Nelson, the second baseman for the Salts, belted a 5th inning homer that scored two runs and cut the Dallas lead to 5-4. It was his 300th career home run, and elevated the Savannah, Georgia native to a select group of just five hitters to ever reach that milestone in the Bull League.
The 40-year-old Nelson is 5th on the all-time home run leaderboard, and is now just 31 behind Hall of Famer Always Rosy, who had 332 at the time of his retirement. Nelson is also 6th on the all-time RBI list, with 898, and 8th on the all-time games player board, with 1,272.