Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Larry Sheets, 1989 Topps #98
Crush's blast to right field came with one out, two runners on base, a full count, and the O's trailing 4-3. As he rounded third base, the slugger took off his helmet and bowled it into his teammates, who were waiting at home to mob him. Surprisingly, the Birds hadn't gotten a game-ending homer from a pinch hitter since August 24, 1988, when Larry Sheets batted for Rene Gonzales and turned a ninth-inning, 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 victory over Mike Schooler and the Mariners.
Chris Davis took a very good shot at unsucking last night.