On Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, outfielder Kevin Kiermaier accomplished a rare feat of hitting a line drive through an opposing player’s glove.
Doing his job, Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer stuck out his glove to catch a line drive coming toward him down the first base side. Playing it perfectly the ball should have ended up in his glove but instead it quite literally broke through the webbing of Hosmer’s glove via yahoo.
If this isn’t true power, what is? A typical instrument used to strop a baseball’s flight was ineffective because the ball was hit so hard.
Now was the glove old and worn? Perhaps, but that is still something that rarely happens.
Fortunately for the Royals, second baseman Omar Infante was in great position to back up the play and still make the out at first base.
The Royals however would end up losing the game 4-3 according to NESN. Unfortunately for Hosmer he might have to consider suffering the loss of his glove as well.