Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is blindingly fast, and seemingly the only way to keep him from using his speed is to keep him off the bases. One way to do that, I guess, is to serve up a home run. But last night not even that could cool down the afterburners.
Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run of the season today in Detroit, giving the Yankees an early lead thanks to A-Rod’s massive dong.
The Rangers held the following contest today for those who put down initial deposits on season tickets: show up to Globe Life Park and smack a ball out of it, and the Rangers would cover the rest of the cost of those tickets. One fan, Byron Anderson, crushed it over the left field fence on his third try. 20 people…
Fan-shot videos of awesome sports moments are always a good time, particularly the morning after the game, when all you want to do is ignore work and relive what you witnessed as many times as possible. With that in mind, here are bunch of videos of Jose Bautista’s game-winning homer, shot by Blue Jays fans.
One creative Blue Jays fan edited together every team home run (through Aug. 26) and set it to Johnny Cash’s version of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” for an oddly captivating compilation. You’ll find something new to watch with every viewing.
Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo made his major league debut tonight, and I can already tell that he is going to be one of my favorite baseball players. Basically, every time he comes to the plate, Gallo swings as hard as he possibly can. This results in a ludicrous number of strikeouts, but an equally ludicrous…
Kris Bryant has been hitting great since his ignominious introduction to the big leagues. He was batting .282 with six home runs before tonight’s game, and his OPS was 24th best in the majors, which is fantastic for a rookie.
Today in “manager challenges you didn’t expect to see”: Craig Counsell successfully challenging the Brewers’ Khris Davis being called out after hitting a home run. Home plate ump Will Little called Davis out after the Giants appealed, tossing the ball to the plate claiming the Milwaukee outfielder hadn’t touched it…
The Dodgers may be getting spanked by the Padres today at Chavez Ravine, but at least one L.A. fan will go home happy. That’s because this guy in left field not only snagged a home run ball, but he caught his own feat on video. That’s talent. (Send us your video, guy!)
Giancarlo Stanton is a very good baseball man. When he hits the ball, often it leaps off of his bat approaching the speed of light, and goes much farther than any tightly wound lump of cork, yarn, and cowhide has any right to go.
Every Giancarlo Stanton home run is a gift. This can’t be stressed enough. Jeffrey Loria sucks, but whatever. Let’s be thankful that last September, Mike Fiers didn’t give the Marlins slugger a similar fate as Tony Conigliaro.
The National League pennant has been won on a walk-off home run—and, like the "Shot Heard 'Round The World" in 1951, it was claimed by the Giants.
This Nelson Cruz blast was the most line-drive home run of the year, reaching its apex at just 41 feet off the ground, according to FanGraphs. Check out the season's deepest, shortest, and other "extreme" home runs over at FanGraphs.
York Revolution center fielder Sean Smith hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning for his independent-league team last night, but slipped on first base and tore his ACL. Smith refused to get help from anyone, however; he got on one foot and hopped the rest of the way.
This old guy made a great play to grab Mark Reynolds's second-inning blast in Chicago. He scaled the fence and leaned almost as far over as possible to snag the ball, much to the delight of the folks around him. And, just like his fellow fan from a month ago, in nearly the exact same spot, he knew he had to throw…
Jose Molina, the only currently active, uninjured Molina brother, is 39 years old. So, we don't expect him to get around the bases quickly. But teammate Kevin Kiermaier almost passed him on the basepaths after hitting a two-run homer against the Athletics today.
At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag…
Toronto's 14-1 win over Boston was an all-out pummeling, punctuated by Melky Cabrera's second home run on the night, a three-run shot in the nine-run sixth inning. Cabrera's shot to left-center, officially tracked at a disappointing 410 feet, completely cleared the stadium and cracked a car windshield across the…