Jake Bauers got teased by Dee Gordon before recording his first career hit
Some players are fortunate enough to record their first Major League hit in their MLB debut. For Rays rookie first baseman Jake Bauers, it took a little longer than that -- and it felt like an eternity.
Bauers went hitless in his first two career games after being called up by the Rays on June 7. Two games may not sound like a lot, but for a player who has been dreaming his whole life of reaching the big leagues, each at-bat that fails to yield the milestone hit can feel exponentially more frustrating. Bauers did eventually record a hit in his third game off Felix Hernandez -- but not before some friendly taunting from Dee Gordon.
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