The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 14 °C Sunday 30 August, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers player literally knocks the cover off the baseball with incredible hit

This was a new one on us.

IT’S ONE OF the oldest slogans in baseball: “Hitting the cover off the ball.”

On Friday night it actually happened.

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado stepped up to the plate, connected with the ball and literally hit the cover off it in his team’s 5-3 victory.

Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez attempted to field the ball, but was visibly perplexed when it arrived in his glove. He tossed it across the diamond, but the ball fell apart in mid-air.

The play stunned the commentators.

“My goodness, just when you think you’ve seen it all!” one exclaimed. “You see a man literally knock the cover off the baseball.”

Watch it here:



  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Published with permission from:

Business Insider
Business Insider is a business site with strong financial, media and tech focus.

Read next:

Comments (1 Comment)

Add New Comment