Video: Wander Franco gets curtain call after first career home run
Wander Franco made his MLB debut on Tuesday, and he did so in style.
Franco was batting second and playing third base for Tampa Bay in their game against the Red Sox at the Trop. He walked in his first at-bat and flied out in his second at-bat.
Then, with his Rays down 5-2 in the fifth, Franco launched a tying 3-run home run.
— MLB (@MLB) June 23, 2021
Rather than give him the silent treatment, Franco’s Rays teammates were celebrating.
Franco even gave the fans at Tropicana Field a curtain call:
Tampa was on their feet and Wander Franco didn't disappoint
A curtain call for the top prospect in baseball! pic.twitter.com/qhUggHhTUI
— Farm To Fame (@FarmToFame_) June 23, 2021
That was awesome.