A true baseball rarity in recent times took place this Tuesday in the match between Federales de Chiriquí and Tiburones de La Guaira in the Caribbean Series. It is so unusual that it is even strange that it almost fell under the table.
We mean the four-corner shot achieved by Alcides Escobara during the 7th inning against reliever Abdiel Saldana’s streamers, en route to a 5×4 victory for the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP) champions.
However, anyone who has been following the events of the Major Leagues and the LVBP for the past 15 years will realize that hitting power is not part of the attributes of Ronald Acuña Jr.’s older cousin.
The home run was rare for him, as it was his first since the semifinal of the 2016–2017 tournament. with sharks; if we go back, his previous one started in the 2012/2013 season, a season in which he was part of Cardenales de Lara.
Although until now everything has been injured by the touches of play, in fact, the park of IoanDepot is not known in the history of the “Sabanero Mayor”, Well, there he got 1 on August 25, 2016, as part of the Kansas City Royals visiting the Miami Marlins, he threw it to Tom Koehler. His last in the Majors occurred on October 1, 2021, against Matt Barnes of the Boston Red Sox, he was with the Washington Nationals; For him, that is his number 45, a number he has accumulated in 5,750 official transfers.
Surely, moments after his home run, even after the final score, the lively Sharks crowd would be making jokes about Alcides. Be careful when even Oswaldo Guillén himself joins it!