Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Early Play of the Year Candidate

As featured in Big League Stew

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ... Fordham baseball player?

Yes, that's college boy Brian Kownacki joining Mark Buehrle and Paul Maholm as an early contender for the baseball play of the year with this unbelievable and successful leap turned handspring over Iona catcher James Beck on Tuesday. The soaring Superman play wasn't just for show, either. It was part of a nine-run rally in the eighth inning that helped Fordham overcome an early 9-1 deficit en route to a 12-9 win.

Next up for Brian Kownacki - Fighting NUCLEAR MAN!

Thanks to Iron Sheik enthusiast Todd M for the article.


Josh S. said...

Stop! Don't do it! The people!

Fred's Brim said...

Nice turf. I think they got that cheap from a Veterans Stadium going-out-of-business sale

Jason said...

So the guy gets hit by a pitch twice in one inning and then executes a successful "tilt-a-whirl?" Me thinks he was scheduled to be hit by a 3rd pitch in his next at bat.