14
Jul
09

Canterbury Tales


g0da2584b660ddbe45e4f87189bab0721d0ffdaeebe6578Having never been done at the Major League level, and only once in all of the minor leagues, the Home Run Cycle is the rarest of rare in baseball. High schooler Eli Canterbury however can say that, for one day, he did something legendary after completing the feat last Wednesday during a 19-1 victory in the District 1 All-Star tournament in Barboursville, WV.

“After the first one, I never dreamt it would happen again,” his mom, Angela Canterbury said. “To be honest, I just didn’t want him to strike out.”

Even cooler than just doing the deed, Canterbury hit the 4 home runs in order; his first at-bat was a solo shot and when he strode to the plate in his final AB — with the 2-run and 3-run shots already taken care of — the bases were full, and soon, the ball was flying over the fence, a Grand Slam.

“I don’t really know what I thought. He pitched it and I hit it,” Eli Canterbury said. “I just tried to swing straight and stay level.”

Awesome. Simply AWESOME.

[Herald-Dispatch]


1 Response to “Canterbury Tales”


  1. July 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Young and skilled talent. Im sure that he would become great baseball star. Wish him all the best.


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