Earlier this week, a truly strange thing happened during a minor league baseball game.
Now, that doesn’t sound like a weird occurrence. Minor league games are full of interesting moments, whether they happen on or off the field. In order to market the game, teams use all kinds of random tactics – from selling unique jerseys to creating the next viral food item.
During a game this week between the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Jupiter Hammerheads, a bunt turned into an inside-the-park home run.
After laying down the bunt, Tigers outfielder Reece Hampton raced to first base. The catcher made an arrant through that went deep into the outfield in right, giving Hampton the chance to advance.
The right fielder must have been in no-man’s land and Hampton took advantage. He flew around the bases, sliding home just as the ball reached the catcher once again.
Check it out.
You don't see this everyday folks…. pic.twitter.com/4YvobzuvW8
— Flying Tigers (@LkdFlyingTigers) August 21, 2019
Hampton only had two home runs on the season heading into the game.
While it won’t count as a home run on the stat sheet, no one can take away the fact that he hit all four bases on one play – albeit in a weird way.
Lakeland went on to win the game 2-1 over Jupiter.