February 25, 2021

The best home runs we ever saw (ESPN)


This was supposed to be Opening Week, the time when MLB fans everywhere look forward to making a season’s worth of memories. Since we won’t have games to get excited about for a while, we thought it’d be fun to take a walk down memory lane by reliving some of our personal favorite baseball moments.

In the first of a weeklong series focusing on a different baseball theme each day, we asked our MLB reporters to tell us about the best home run they ever saw — with only one rule: They had to be there to witness it.

Jump to …
A Game 7 story | Wrigley gets rocking |
Schwarber hits new heights | A Giant surprise |
Brosius matches Tino | The homer that wasn’t |
Hammermania | Trout at his best |
Hendu does it | Bat Night goes batty


Jeff Passan: An unbelievable Game 7 home run story

Much of this job entails coming up with words to match the moment, and when I watched Rajai Davis hit a game-tying home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, I felt like I was failing miserably, because all I could muster, in the chaotic seconds thereafter, was: “No f—ing way.”

I just kept saying it, first at a whisper when the ball screamed toward left field, then louder when it landed over…

Read “The best home runs we ever saw” at ESPN