James Outman of the Los Angeles Dodgers started the season in Double-A minor league ball, and was hitting simply .225 in 22 video games after being promoted to Triple-A. However the rookie nonetheless positioned a heavy exclamation level on the most important league group’s historic July run. (Watch the video under.)
On Sunday, Outman hit a two-run house run in his first major-league at-bat, and added two extra hits and an RBI within the Dodgers’ 7-3 victory at Colorado. He’s simply the eighth Dodger to hit one out in his preliminary plate look, and the one hundred and thirtieth main leaguer general.
“To be honest, I don’t remember like 30 minutes after I hit that,” he mentioned, per the Los Angeles Instances.
It may need been loads longer for his household, who celebrated like one in every of their very own simply made his desires come true.
At least eight members of the family, together with Outman’s dad and mom and his fiancée, have been there, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
Outman grew up in Redwood Metropolis, California, and performed baseball and soccer for Junipero Serra Excessive College ― as did Barry Bonds and Tom Brady.
Outman mentioned he would show his house run ball “next to all my other baseball stuff. I got like a shelf of all my Little League home runs and stuff like that. That might top them all.”