Baseball fans have seen it all, or have they?
That theory was put to the test on Wednesday night after two incredible games by Triple-A teams.
First, the Triple-A Columbus Clippers team was on the road at Toledo Mud Hens when Ernie Clement’s angled throw cascaded and plummeted straight into the ground.
Nothing abnormal about that. However, the ball did not bounce or even roll.
He got stuck in Toledo dirt, not even getting out of the batter’s box, right in front of home plate.
Despite appearances, the ball landed in fair and non-faulty territory. He was excluded.
There is certainly reason to believe that this may be the shortest hit in baseball history.
Meanwhile, Buffalo Bisons player Gabriel Moreno sent a laser ball directly into the wall to deep left field. The game was eventually called a double-core rule.
The more than unique event failed to galvanize the Clippers, a subsidiary of the Cleveland Guardians.
For Buffalo, the same could be said with Moreno’s bizarre shot that failed to inspire a miracle comeback. The Bisons lost 15-4 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.