Kemp, Reynolds achieve home run feat
April 6, 2012
It took Riley Reynolds 406 at-bats.
Reynolds has "muscled up" before, taking a home run cut at the plate, but not without razzing from the dugout.
Kemp came close to the feat a couple of times in 2011 but didn't have the distance. Some wondered if his first round-tripper would be over the fence or inside the park.
When word spread on social media of the homers, former Commodores wanted to know if the knocks were legit.
Both cleared the wall in right-center just over the 375-foot mark and traveled a few rows into the bleachers. Reynolds and Kemp admitted, though, they were unsure if the hits were going to make it. Both players sprinted out of the box upon contact, not realizing what they had achieved.
"I think I was more shocked because I looked up and the flag was blowing about 15 miles per hour out of the stadium," noted Kemp. "So there you go. Thank you, wind."
No matter how you look at it, a dinger is a dinger.
With the streak over, they'll have their home run trots perfected in no time.
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