“All eyes were on Andrew Romine on Saturday night, from the first out in the bottom of the first inning — a flyout to him in left field — to the final out of the ninth inning — a groundout to him at first base.

Those two plays book-ended what proved to be a terrific night at Target Field. Romine, the Detroit Tigers’ utility man, became the fifth player in major league history to play all nine defensive positions.”

“Everything that happened was kind of surreal,” Romine said. “It got me a little bit teary-eyed to see that they (fans and team) recognized that,” he said. “I didn’t expect that. I didn’t really even think that they were going to talk about it. For them to do that and acknowledge that, it was really special. I can’t thank them enough.”

Watching the accomplishment from the stands were his Mom, June, his sisters and wife, Kathryn. The catcher’s mitt he used was his younger brother Austin’s. (New York Yankees)

Manager, Brad Ausmus, stated, “It feels good to get the win and to still have Romine play all nine positions.”

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Anthony Fenech, USA TODAY Network Published 10:39 p.m. ET Sept. 30, 2017 | Updated 2:04 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2017