Wily Mo Pena, in his return to spring training, sent one ball soaring over the fence in batting practice — and broke his bat in the process. Not only did he smash the ball, but the ball was shattered on the barrel, with the biggest chunk landing over by third base.
Maybe it was one of those soft baseballs Terry Francona used for PFP, or maybe Amalie Benjamin just didn’t compose that sentence correctly, but wow if it’s true. The guy broke the ball and still hit a home run. I wonder if it only counts for a double since just half the ball left the yard.