No fancy intro needed here, folks. Everybody loves a good home-run robbery — especially when you turn it into two outs.
For example … In the fifth inning of today’s Tigers-Guardians game, Tigers center fielder Daz Cameron tracked a deep fly ball off the bat of Amed Rosario up and over the wall, before coming down with it *and* firing it back into first base for the double play.
Two runs –> two outs. Just like that.
Daz Cameron takes a homer away and turns it into a double play! pic.twitter.com/7uhlZJAoqv
— MLB (@MLB) May 22, 2022
Watch how he waits back before making his final move. That is some amazing athleticism, yes, but it’s also really impressive timing.
StatCast tracked that ball 104 MPH exit velocity and 385 feet. That’s good for a .910 xBA. I guess this was the .090 part of the equation. 🙂
Daz Cameron’s father, Mike Cameron, had some big home run robberies of his own back in his day:
This Mike Cameron HR robbery from 5/23/2003 is straight up legit, but I also love how Torii Hunter could only smile and chuckle about it. #Mariners #TrueToTheBlue (via MLB/YT) pic.twitter.com/pqJx84BUUw
— Matt Musico (@mmusico8) December 5, 2020
The time Mike Cameron robbed Derek Jeter of a homer. 😱 pic.twitter.com/26XC08T1II
— MLB Vault (@MLBVault) February 11, 2021