World Series: Juan Soto Hit a Baseball on the Damn Railroad Tracks in Houston
The Washington Nationals scored five earned runs off Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series in Houston.
This accomplishment seems almost unthinkable, but we have the official box score to prove it.
However, we're not here to talk about that.
No, we need to convene a symposium on Juan Soto's opposite field solo homer in the top of the fourth inning.
Words can only besmirch it, so we're just going to show you:
Oh my goodness...— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 23, 2019
20-year-old Juan Soto with a SHOT off of Cole to tie this game up!! pic.twitter.com/XJz2loVNR8
Here's an angle that does it a bit more justice:
As are we.
And look where the terrified baseball finally came to rest:
Its new home will be much nicer and kinda historical:
Juan Soto’s home run ball, retrieved from the Minute Maid Park train tracks after tonight’s game, is headed to the @baseballhall. Soto joined Miguel Cabrera, Andruw Jones and Mickey Mantle as the only players to homer in the World Series before turning 21. Thank you, Juan! pic.twitter.com/8biDfnGSUO— Jon Shestakofsky (@Shesta_HOF) October 23, 2019
You may be wondering about the distance on that beauty:
#Nationals 2 @ #Astros 2 [T4-0o]:— Home Run Tracker (@DingerTracker) October 23, 2019
Juan Soto homers (1): fly ball to LCF (solo)
Hit: 416.87ft, 106.07mph, 30.76°🚀, OPPO🌮
Pitch: 96.4mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Gerrit Cole, 2) pic.twitter.com/fngILm3L2Y
Yeah, that can't possibly be correct.
i really wish the yankees were in the world series but since they're not, i'll take 20-year-old juan soto hitting an approximately 900 foot home run onto the train tracks off cole— bobby (@mr_bobloblaw) October 23, 2019
There, all fixed.
Here's the game that was wrapped around it:
But it wasn't, so it didn't.
Turning Soto's shot into mythology was enough for one night.