When a player makes his Major League debut, it is a special moment that he will never forget.
When he hits his first Big-League home run in his first at-bat, it becomes even more special.
That’s what happened to Chicago Cubs rookie Christopher Morrell on Tuesday night, who was asked to hit the pinch for Patrick Wisdom at the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Cubs led the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0, and on a 3-2 pitch from Pirates reliever Chase de Jong, Morel hit a left-footed wall for his first Major League home run.
Christopher Morrell went to the yard in his first big league at-bat
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Welcome to the show, Christopher Morrell
What a great way to start a career.
His first big-league hit was the first home run of his career and he had to do it in front of loyal fans at Wrigley Field, also known as “Friendly Confidence”.
And how about flipping that bat?
As soon as he starts his home run trot, he flips his bat towards the dugout of the cub as everyone on the bench goes absolutely crazy.
This is the best possible way to start a career, hitting a home run in front of the home crowd for your first big league hit.
The fans loved it and so did Morrell’s teammates.
It literally left the stadium and moved to Waveland Avenue.
How well he hit.
There was something in it at that moment and you can’t feel happy for Morrell.
Many players can’t say they hit home runs in their first major league at-bat, much less in front of the home crowd.
But Morrell felt a moment he will never forget.