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:
We’ll take that!
First career home run for Pete Crow-Armstrong is an inside-the-park two run homer!
Shorebirds 8, Pelicans 3 in the bottom of the seventh pic.twitter.com/YNHu2yMPgR
— Myrtle Beach Pelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) April 20, 2022
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.