Watch: Luke Raley hits in-the-park home run at Oracle Park against Giants
Aug 16, 2023, 3:13 PM | Updated: 3:37 pm
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This has to be one of the weirdest in-the-park home runs, not just at Oracle Park, but in MLB history.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Luke Raley hit a deep ball between right and center field. The ball bounces off the and rolls across the wall before dropping back into the field in front of the San Francisco Giants bullpen.
By the time Wade Meckler was able to pick up the ball and throw it home, Raley was basically walking to the plate. That home run put the Rays up 6-0.
According to the Giants, that was only the 11th in-the-park home run at Oracle Park. The last time it happened was on Aug. 19, 201,7 by former Giant Denard Span. Oddly enough, an in-the-park home run happened just 12 days prior to that by Javier Báez of the Chicago Cups.
🚨 INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN!
Luke Raley races around the bases 💨
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 16, 2023
The Rays would go on to win the game 6-1over the Giants with both teams trading blow-out wins throughout the series.
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