OK, if you told me Billy Hamilton would steal home today – one of the rarest plays in baseball – I wouldn’t really bat an eye. I’d be pumped, because it’s fun, but I wouldn’t be shocked. And he did.
But if you told me Billy Hamilton would homer today, I’d either call you a liar or ask you which outfielder fell down.
Except you aren’t a liar, and no one fell down. Billy freaking Hamilton just hit a regular, out-of-the-ballpark home run:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 27, 2020
Hamilton, 30, actually does have 21 homers in his career, but none since 2018. Offense is, uh, just not part of his game. But the guy is raking with the Cubs!