In honor of Fetty Wap, Eric Hosmer's ninth-inning run came exactly 17:38 into the World Series
Eric Hosmer is a professional baseball player who hits from the left side of the plate and specializes in fielding the first base position for the now World Series champion Royals of Kansas City.
Fetty Wap is a rapper from New Jersey with an influence from Haitian culture who is mostly known for his 2014 song "Trap Queen."
Their paths crossed -- and Mr. Fetty and the Royals formed an unlikely bond -- after Hosmer and his teammates developed an impassioned preference for "Trap Queen" and began slipping the Nos. 17 and 38 into their postgame interviews as a nod to Fetty's rap squad, Remy Boyz 1738.
KC players are fining each other if they don't use "1738" in postgame interviews. I have no idea what it means. Success has driven them mad.- Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 29, 2015
Oh, it has to do with Trap Queen? Then I am fully on board.- Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) July 29, 2015
Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Co. would say things like, "You can name 17, 38 great plays we've made." Or, "Hoz picks that thing 17 times out of 38." Those facts were totally made-up, but fun all the same.
On Nov. 1, the Royals beat the Mets in Game 5 of the World Series to win the franchise's first championship since 1985. They did so thanks to another late-inning comeback. Lorenzo Cain drew a leadoff walk in the top of the ninth. Cain stole second and Hosmer followed with an RBI double. Moustakas moved Hosmer to third on a groundout to the right side.
Salavador Perez then grounded out softly to David Wright and Hosmer took off on the throw, tying the game with a head-first slide into home.
Game 1 of the World Series took 5 hours, 9 minutes to play.
Game 2 of the World Series took 2 hours, 54 minutes to play.
Game 3 of the World Series took 3 hours, 22 minutes to play.
Game 4 of the World Series took 3 hours, 29 minutes to play.
First pitch of Game 5 of the World Series came at approximately 8:18:32 p.m. ET.
8:18 p.m. First pitch from Matt Harvey is an 88 mph slider for strike one.- Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) November 2, 2015
At approximately 11:03:28 p.m. ET, Hosmer slid across the plate to tie the game.
By that math, Hosmer tied the game exactly 17:38:56 into the 2015 World Series. The Royals went on to win Game 5, 7-2, in 12 innings to clinch their World Series first championship in 30 years.
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