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Holy canoli! Cincinnati Reds Scooter Gennett hits four homeruns in one game

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Let’s give credit where it’s due.
Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 10.15.15 AM.pngAnytime a player can accomplish an incredible feat like hitting four homeruns in one game like Cincinnati Reds Scooter Gennett did last night, it needs to be recognized.
Becoming only the 17th player to do so, Gennett also hit a grand slam being one of those four homeruns and racked up 10 RBIs.
Once a promising prospect for the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Gennett could never play up to the level of expectation scouts had for him. Eventually he was claimed off waivers by the Reds earlier this year.
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What's a one-category player like Billy Hamilton worth?

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There are all different kinds of baseball players that make the big leagues.
Sure, the top players in the game are well-rounded in their skill set, which include great power potential, high consistent batting average, speed and great on defence.
Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 10.04.19 PM.pngBut there’s always room for those specialists who excel in just one category – like Billy Hamilton.
His extraordinary speed masks some of his other liabilities as a player (like his batting average) that it’s worth it for the Cincinnati Reds to roster him.
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Looking at Ken Griffey Jr.'s first homer 28 years ago and the cool story behind his rookie card

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Saw this article on mlb.com about the first homer Ken Griffey Jr. hit in his professional baseball career 28 years ago and I was reminded about how great his swing was.
For such a slender guy, Griffey Jr. used his smooth swing to drive the ball and when all was said and done, he hit 630 homeruns from 1989 to 2010.
Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 2.03.41 PM.pngI tried to copy his swing as much as possible when I played ball despite Griffey Jr. being a tall lefty and me being a short right-handed bat.
Click the link in the first paragraph to see a clip of his first homerun, which he hit opposite field by the way.
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