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Bearded Royals Fan Robs Homer, Umpires Uphold It

It’s getting to be about Steve Bartman time in the MLB playoffs. That infamous robbery happened in Game 6 of the NLCS, and in tonight’s ALCS Game 6, another home run theft took place. This time, the culprit was 19-year-old Caleb Humphreys. Mike Moustakas sent this dinger just barely over the wall into Humphreys’s glove, where it was ruled a home run after a review.


This is reminiscent of the 1996 ALCS, when pre-teen Jeffrey Maier reached over the wall and brought a Derek Jeter fly ball out for a homer. That was also ruled a home run. Maier turned out to be a decent college baseball player, so maybe Humphreys will also ascend to greatness.

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