Jacoby Ellsbury: Sultan of swipe

Red Sox speedster studies craft of stealing bases with amazing success

Updated: October 2, 2013, 3:57 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He stole 52 bases this season. He was caught four times.

"I'm disappointed I got caught those four," Jacoby Ellsbury says.

He's smiling when he says it, but you're inclined to believe him. Maybe it's because you remember Ellsbury's high school baseball coach in Oregon, Jim Reese, telling you that Ellsbury was never thrown out stealing in high school ("I don't ever remember sliding," Ellsbury once said), or that he stole 25 consecutive bases in the big leagues before being ...

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