Garrett Jones of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a huge home run both literally and figuratively.
Jones’ 2-run home run in the eighth inning tied the game and sent it to extra innings. The home run was also the first in more than a decade to land in the Allegheny River on the fly, nearly taking out a bicyclist on the way.
The only other player to land a home run in the river without bouncing was Daryle Ward of the Houston Astros in 2002.
The Pirates went on to win 5-4 in 11 innings. Here’s a GIF. The full video is below along with one very brave boater…
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One boater braved the river waters and tried to retrieve the ball. It is unclear if he ever found it…
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