J.T. Riddle's check-swing single on a bouncing pitch is one of the weirdest first hits you'll see
The first hit of a big leaguer's career is always a special moment. Some are momentous, while others are, um, memorable?
During the Braves-Marlins game on Wednesday, J.T. Riddle was playing in his second-ever MLB game -- looking for that very first MLB hit. And then, in his very first at-bat, with two strikes, it happened!
Yes, a check-swing infield single on a pitch that bounced. In other words, one of the strangest first career hits you'll ever see. Apt for a man with Riddle for a last name.
MLB.com's Joe Frisaro talked to the 25-year-old about the moment postgame:
His family was more or less thankful that he pulled it off:
And honestly, J.T., hitting a single on a bouncing ball puts you in some pretty elite company.