Home Run Lands in an Amazing SpotNewser — Newser Editors
Old-timey ballparks often had advertising signs in the outfield inviting players to take a shot at them, promising a free something as a reward. "Hit sign, win suit," hanging in right-center field of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, was a famous one, Dutch Baseball Hangouts reports.
There doesn't seem to be a record of a "Hit painting" gimmick, or Harrison Bader would have cashed in Sunday in St. Louis. The Cardinals outfielder launched a home run into the upper deck in left field that traveled 425 feet and slammed into a painting, sitting on an easel, that was placed on the steps there by the team's mascot.
There was no comment from Fredbird, who had stepped away from his work, or word about Bader winning anything; he did help bring the Cardinals a victory and a spot in the playoffs.
But Bader later pointed out that a teammate hit a home run last season off the Big Mac Land neon sign just below where the homer landed Sunday, knocking out a letter.
- NHL Team Drops Prospect Over His Actions as a Teen
- Paralyzed 11 Seconds Into His First Game, He Became an 'Inspiration'
- A Golf Legend Endorses Trump
This article originally appeared on Newser: Home Run Lands in an Amazing Spot