Classic Rewind: Bautista's bat flip

June 8th, 2021

When it comes to the most iconic baseball moments of the 21st century, there aren't many that can top Jose Bautista's epic bat flip to punctuate his go-ahead, three-run homer in the decisive Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Rangers. Re-live Bautista's epic blast-and-flip with every broadcast call from that moment in the video above.

But don't forget about the entire seventh inning that led up to Bautista's dinger, which ranks among the wackiest frames of baseball in recent memory. Did you remember the bizarre play when Russell Martin threw his relay to the pitcher off Shin-Soo Choo's bat, enabling Rougned Odor to come home for a controversial go-ahead Texas run? How about when the Rangers committed three straight errors to begin the bottom half, or when Josh Donaldson's pop fly landed just past Odor's glove, or when the benches emptied twice after Bautista's flip? There was a lot to remember, but luckily you can re-live the whole inning below.

In truth, this battle had a dizzying amount of twists and turns (the Blue Jays also came back from a two-run deficit earlier in the contest). You might as well watch the condensed game below.