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David Price Has Home Run Trot Ready As He Chases Esteban Yan

David Price Looks To Join Esteban Yan As Only Rays Pitchers With Homer

David Price [1] has been on the mound to record the final out elevating the Rays to the 2008 World Series, he has appeared in a World Series, and he has won Cy Young [2] Award under his belt. What he doesn’t have as of yet is a major league home run.

Price Looking [3]

In fact in 26 career plate appearances he has just two singles and two walks to his credit. His first major league hit came on June 17, 2009 against Aaron Cook [4] of the Colorado Rockies.  His only other career hit came on June 20, 2009 against Josh Johnson [5] of the Miami Marlins.

Although Price’s name will adorn many categories in the Rays record book it is Esteban Yan [6] whose name is atop the pitchers home run leaderboard.  As a matter of fact Yan is the only Rays pitcher to ever hit a major league home run. His dinger came on June 4, 2000 against Bobby Jones [7] of the New York Mets. It was the second of  back-to-back homers with light hitting shortstop Felix Martinez [8] connecting on the first.

Price takes the mound against Johnny Cueto [9] and the Cincinnati Reds and hopes to get an opportunity to hit. “I’m looking more forward to pitching, but I’m definitely excited to hit,” said LHP David Price [1], tonight’s starter. “I’m excited to, but I think I know the reality of it.”

If David Price [1] were to connect and launch a homer might we see a home run trot similar to his epic batting practice home run of a few seasons ago:

 

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