Navajo player makes big impact on baseball field

He's only been on the field for a couple of games but Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury, the first Navajo to play major league baseball, has made a big splash.

Crowds cheered Ellsbury when he made his debut with the Boston Red Sox this past Saturday. And fellow players have been impressed by his skills, including an unprecedented double-steal at Monday night's game.

"Man, he's fast," Rod Sox veteran Eric Hinske told "He's got some lightning in his feet," added team captain Jason Varitek.

Ellsbury is Navajo and has family in New Mexico. He is enrolled with the Colorado River Indian Tribes [WikiPedia].

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