Pete Crow-Armstrong's First Pro Homer Was a Weird One, Even By Inside-The-Park Standards

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Pete Crow-Armstrong’s First Pro Homer Was a Weird One, Even By Inside-The-Park Standards

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Probably not exactly how you draw up your first professional home run, but, then again, it’ll always be particularly memorable!

Cubs outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong – ranked number two, three, four, or five in the system, depending on your rankings of preference – is currently playing at Low-A Myrtle Beach, where tonight he hit his first pro homer.

An odd one, and not just because it was an inside-the-parker:

So that’s an inside-the-park homer for Pete Crow-Armstrong, but probably not exactly what you envisioned!

To the center fielder: My dude! Don’t you know that if you raise your arms to say the ball is lost, you CAN’T THEN JUST REACH AND GRAB THE BALL! That means it’s definitely still a live ball (it might’ve been anyway)! And Crow-Armstrong, being a smart lad, just kept on running.

With his superior speed and the ball making it all the way to the wall in right center, PCA was likely to wind up with a triple in any case. But with the outfielder trying to claim it was merely a double, it wound up being the first (very weird) homer of PCA’s pro career.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.