After being held out of the lineup for two straight games with a sore hamstring, Maui native Shane Victorino was back in right field Tuesday as his Red Sox visited the Mariners.
Victorino entered the game with 430 career RBI, just one shy of the RBI record for Hawaii-born major leaguers set by Mike Lum.
And sure enough, the Saint Anthony graduate tied the mark in emphatic fashion. Victorino hit a solo homerun in the 8th inning of Boston’s 11-8 victory. His 4th HR of the season put him at 431 career RBI, pulling even with Lum.
The 67-year-old Lum played 15 seasons in the bigs winning a World Series with the Reds in 1976. He’s been coaching ever since, currently serving as a hitting coach in the Pirates organization.
Tuesday, he spoke with KHON2′s Kanoa Leahey, and said he doesn’t mind seeing his record fall.