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Somehow This Runner Slides Under the Tag and Scores an Inside-the-Park GRAND SLAM

Funny and Happy, Homers, Wild and Crazy

Inside the park home runs are one of our favorite things here at Baseball is Fun.


Whether it’s a well-earned hustle-homer or an error-filled defensive-disaster, if you score from home without hitting the ball out of the park, that’s downright entertainment. Period.

But despite covering one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven different inside the park home runs at various Major and Minor League levels over the past couple of years, I can see with certainty that none were quite like this one.

Watch as J.P. Crawford of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies Triple-A affiliates), hits an inside the park home run with the bases loaded … and nearly gets thrown out at the plate by about 30 feet (I know that doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but you’ll see):

How in the WORLD did he slide in under that tag? The ball beat him there by, well, a lot. That’s simultaneously good on the runner for not giving up and dumb-dumb-dumb on the catcher for acting like the play was over.


But it looks like he knows exactly what he did:

That’s the face of a broken, broken man.

Also, and finally, doesn’t this slide look a bit familiar?


Michael Cerami

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