The Cardinals celebrated Tyler O'Neill's walk-off home run by ripping his shirt off
Cardinals rookie outfielder Tyler O'Neill has already been hyped as the strongest man in baseball and it's easy to see why. Even in a baseball uniform -- which are not known for highlighting upper-body muscles -- O'Neill's physique stands out among his peers. His dad was a professional bodybuilder, so there's clearly a gene for muscles in the O'Neill family.
On Saturday, O'Neill hit a walk-off home run off the Giants' Mark Melancon to lead the Cardinals to a 5-4 win and keep pace with the Brewers in the National League Wild Card race. To celebrate his clutch and powerful dinger, his teammates greeted him at home plate and quickly proceeded to rip off his jersey and undershirt to show the world just how strong their rookie is:
If the 414-foot home run and the video aren't proof enough of O'Neill's prodigious strength, here are some pictures to further prove the point:
We won by a walk-off home run for the 8th time this season, extending our franchise record. Our 11 walk-off wins this season are the most since we had 11 in 2008. pic.twitter.com/xsg7qMIkjp- St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) September 22, 2018
Next time a pitcher considers challenging O'Neill at the plate, he may do well to consider this display.