Woah, did you hear that? The sound of a ball flying through the air, higher and higher, towards breaking an epic record? Local San Diegan and first baseman/outfielder for the Padres, Alex Dickerson, knocked it (almost) out of the park with his home run at Rogers Centre against the Blue Jays on Monday night.
In the ninth-inning, Dickerson was up to bat and hit a solo home run. His powerful hit reached the fifth deck, a place that only three other players in MLB history have touched.
See him in all his glory below:
The Padres’ Alex Dickerson sends baseball into outerspace
“For me, it’s just [about] getting comfortable at this level,” Dickerson said to MLB. “A lot of the nerves are gone; I feel like I just compete.”
This epic moment marked 20 years, to the day, since Mark McGuire made history with the first hit ever to grace the fifth deck. Not only did Dickerson join the ranks of the greats, but he helped extend the Padres current steak of 23 games with a home run. They need four more home runs in the next four games to tie the MLB record.
Good going, number 1! #GoPads