Monday, June 27, 2011

Troy Tulowitzki Swings Once, Hits Twice

Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies did something over the weekend that I've never seen anyone else do in baseball. He swung his bat once, eventually got a base hit out of it, but in the process of doing so actually hit the ball twice. His bat made contact with the ball twice, within a split second, during a single swing.

Troy Tulowitzki Hits the Same Pitch Twice With One Swing
An interesting side note to this is the fact that the announcers at that game initially thought that the sound of that second hit was the sound of his bat breaking. They, of course, were wrong but it was an understandable mistake.

I think the most interesting part of this is that no one would have known that this had happened without the slow-motion playback. This is just one of the many quirky advantages to living in the modern age.

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