Astros near another World Series, new
blood helps to
Chas McCormick struck the
ball hard before going unconscious.
The way sportsmen react
under pressure, particularly
when hitting a 98 mph fastball
out of the park.
He initially believed his
swing against Gerrit Cole in the second inning was a foul ball.
Anthony Rizzo, the first baseman for the New York Yankees, was facing him with his large
The ball continued to travel
for a further 330 feet to right
field, which was more than
enough to clear the wall that
was 314 feet from home plate.
Long after the 47,000
spectators had taken their
seats at Yankee Stadium on a
late Saturday afternoon.
In a Game 3 of this American League Championship Series
McCormick had staked his
team to a two-run lead.
He instantly recalled the dozen
or so family members and friends, including his twin brother Jason and his girlfriend, who were watching from the stands as he rounded the bases.
Before running across
teammates who entertained
him with the "Chas Chomp," he waved to them as an old
With this being the team's sixth straight trip to the ALCS, McCormick is beginning to
appear more at ease in his position, just as other players
are beginning to take the lead.
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