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That Time an Announcer Predicted a Home Run Down to Inning, Count, Pitch, and Location

Homers, Wild and Crazy

I’m in utter disbelief (both in the event you’re about to witness and the fact that I didn’t know about it until today). 


In the top of the fifth inning on September 27, 2009, Matt Tuiasosopo hit his first career home run against the Toronto Blue Jays.

And while there was nothing particularly special about the home run, itself, or the career Tuiasosopo put up thereafter (he hit just 11 more dingers since), something peculiar happened about an hour and a half earlier.

That’s when MLB announcer Mike Blowers predicted Tuiasosopo’s first career home run … down to the inning, count, pitch, and ultimate landing location of the long ball.


I kid you not:


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.