White Sox

Jake Burger’s first big league hit is impossibly fitting

White Sox
USA Today

In his third at-bat of the night, and the third of his major league career, Jake Burger popped one up high into right field, and what looked to be an insignificant speck of a play turned out to be one that Burger will never forget.

The ball sailed into the night sky, and Tigers’ center fielder Daz Cameron stood befuddled in shallow right-center as it dissolved in the stadium lights. By the time his right-hand man, Robbie Grossman, came to the rescue, it was too late.

The moment was almost as impossible as Burger’s journey to the big leagues was itself.

It wasn't a glamorous hit, but it was a base-hit nonetheless. And hopefully the start of a long and healthy career.


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