Listen to these All-Stars reminisce about the craziest dingers they've witnessed
Big Leaguers seem to remember everything. Pitch sequences, bizarre errors, great defensive plays, etc. They're just like us: if they witness something notable on a baseball field, they tend to remember it. Big, lengthy dingers are just the same. And while it is always more fun to hit the dinger than to allow it, sometimes the long balls you give up can be just as memorable. Check out the video above where
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They're all interesting, but Smoak's is probably the most surprising. His memorable homer actually happened during his college days at South Carolina. In the 2006 super regional at the University of Georgia, Smoak's Gamecocks hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers. That's right, five in a row. Smoak hit the second in that insane string (at 1:41 in the video).
We've seen four consecutive home runs at the big league level before, but never five. Time will tell if Smoak is also involved in that historic home run barrage should we ever see it in the Majors.
Jake Mintz is the louder half of the Cespedes Family BBQ. Despite a torn UCL in his right elbow, he still finds a way to tweet excessively during baseball games.
Jordan Shusterman is one half of Cespedes Family BBQ. He enjoys overpaying for Mike Trout in fantasy baseball leagues and convincing the masses that Mike Zunino is good.