Seiya Suzuki (Inside-the-park homer), Nelson Velázquez (First career homer) Victor Caratini (Walk-off homer) took the legacy of the Chicago Cubs to another level as their individual performances create history in the 147 years of MLB in the American Family Field.
Each and Every Major League match comes up with some other headlines, but this particular headline would be seen for the first time in the 147 years of the league. It’s the first game in MLB history to feature each of those types of home runs.
Stats By STATS, posted, “Today’s @Cubs – @Brewers game is the first game in MLB history to feature one player hitting his first career homer (Nelson Velázquez), another player hitting an inside-the-park homer (Seiya Suzuki) and another player hitting a walk-off homer (Victor Caratini).”
Nelson Velázquez smashed the Cubs into a 1-0 lead in the third inning with a 418-foot drive to left field. After the Milwaukee Brewers tied the game, in came Seiya Suzuki and showcased a breath-taking inside-the-park home run and a solo home run in the ninth that travelled 399 feet by Victor Caratini.
Seiya Suzuki stole the show on the day Cubs and Brewers created MLB history, first in 147 years
Seiya Suzuki came off the injured list after a 39-day absence due to a persistent left-hand injury and achieved the first inside-the-park home run for Chicago since Aug. 7, 2017. That certainly set the stage Seiya needed for his return to echo in the ears of MLB fans.
“Seiya was incredible,” said veteran Cubs reliever David Robertson. “That doesn’t happen much. An inside-the-parker. A Little League home run. It happened.”
“Stop me,” Seiya Suzuki joked. “My legs were getting pretty tired. I was getting ready for somebody to say, ‘Stop.'”
“After I rounded third, I saw the catcher kind of coming towards me,” Suzuki added. “That’s when I thought, like, ‘I don’t want to get injured again.’ I just did my best to [slide] where it prevented me from getting another injury.”
He started off his run at a normal pace but on that breath-taking run, he took off like a rocket when he saw the ball bounce against the wall. Caratini made a swiping tag attempt, but Suzuki narrowly avoided him, sliding to the right of the plate before reaching over and slapping it with his left hand. Just Wow!