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Watch Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras hit his first home run ... in his second career at-bat

Taveras homers in second career at-bat

Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, one of the top prospects in baseball coming into 2014, made his Major League debut on Saturday against the Giants. It went pretty well.

His first at-bat was a three-pitch affair that ended in a line out to left field, but that's not what we're talking about here.

No, we're talking about his second at-bat. That one was a bit more, shall we say, eventful:



As you could probably guess, his teammates were impressed:


And made sure to give him a hero's welcome back in the dugout:


Busch Stadium even demanded a curtain call:


Yeah, the kid knows how to make an introduction. And as majestic as that homer was, it's even better in slow motion:


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