It’s not very often that we come across a broken bat home run in the baseball world. Something has to give when a wooden bat breaks, and one would think it would be power. Hitting a ball out of the park and shattering your bat must take an incredible amount of strength, which is why it is shocking to see it happen twice in a one-month span. If Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa cranked a broken bat homer we wouldn’t be fazed, but for this Rockies’ minor leaguer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to do it within a month of each other is pretty impressive. Check out the Jarrod Saltalamacchia broken bat home run video, which was passed along to us by Jose3030:
That’s a short porch in right at Fenway, but that takes nothing away from the feat. Considering most of Salty’s bat landed beyond the first base bag, that’s a great display of power. The further we get into the season, the more promise and pop the Red Sox catcher is showing.