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Ben Revere’s almost inside-the-park homer “didn’t feel good at all”

Aug 16, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

Ben Revere, Alex Avila, Bill Miller

Ben Revere made one of the most exciting outs I’ve ever seen last night, hitting a ball into the right-center field gap at spacious Comerica Park and getting thrown out at the plate in an inside-the-park homer attempt.

Nearly every other player in baseball would have stopped at third base, but Revere’s incredible speed actually made it an extremely close play and only Tigers catcher Alex Avila hanging onto the ball after a big collision kept the light-hitting rookie from his first homer. has the video, although unfortunately they didn’t make it embeddable so you’ll have to actually click the link.

As for Revere, he just tweeted about how he felt waking up this morning:


  1. koufaxmitzvah - Aug 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    That’s how to block a plate, Giants fans. Looked like Big Mike Scioscia out there.

  2. sknut - Aug 16, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    As a Twins fan that was a really exciting play, the relay from Jackson to Raburn (I think it was he) to Avilla was perfect and yes Avilla blocked the plate like you should.

  3. O.Handwasher - Aug 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    It looked like he slowed down before slamming into the catcher. If he’d taken another step to his right and slid, he might’ve made it.

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