Javy Baez was the picture of style in a jacket Roberto Clemente wore at the All-Star Game 47 years ago
When the best of the best gathered at Nationals Park for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, it meant fans would be in for quite a spectacle -- both in terms of mammoth home runs, but also regarding the style some of these players would have on full display.
Like Javy Baez, for example. The Cubs' star second baseman plays the game with flair, energy and his own unique style, so who better to put on a jacket originally owned and worn by the late, great fellow Puerto Rican Roberto Clemente?
Make sure to tune into the @mlb #allstar game and red carpet on @espn. @javy23baez of the #chicago @cubs will be sporting our #robertoclemente jacket, again. We can't wait! . . . #baseball #baseballgame #allstar #allstargame #homerunderby #espn #mlb #chicagocubs #javierbaez #cubs #puertorico #clemente #robertoclemente #clementemuseum #robertoclementemuseum #legend #21
Shortly before Baez's teammate, Kyle Schwarber, stepped up for his first round of the Derby, Baez visited the ESPN crew and put on the jacket, amplfying his style even higher than it already was:
Show time 🎩🔥 pic.twitter.com/2eF8YsTtvX- Javier Báez (@javy23baez) July 17, 2018
He then stepped into the box and hit 16 homers in his showdown with the Dodgers' Max Muncy. Baez will reprise his Clemente jacket look for the All-Star Game Red Carpet (3 p.m. ET on MLB Network), so keep an eye out for it to add some flair to your Tuesday.