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Brewers Prospect Plays All Nine Positions

Minor Leaguer Nathan Orf did something Sunday that only five Major Leaguers have ever done…play all nine positions in one game.

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The Milwaukee Brewers prospect suited up for the Class-A Brevard County Manatees, took the field at catcher and then proceeded to make his way around the diamond. In order, Orf, who spent most of his season at second base, played catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field, right field and then, finally, pitcher.

“I had no clue what I was doing up there,” Orf said about his stint on the mound. “I was trying to throw strikes and throw them somewhat down in the zone. I was just hoping they didn’t hit a home run. Hoppy [third baseman Greg Hopkins] made a great play, and it was a great way to end the game and the season.”

In bottom of the ninth, the Florida State League All-Star even took the field as first base coach as the Manatees closed out their season against the Dunedin Blue Jays.

So, what’s next for Orf? The 24-year-old is heading to Double-A Huntsville to join the Stars for the playoff push. Not too shabby.

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Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.