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Friday BP: Pablo Sandoval is still making history

The former Giants slugger hit the world’s first six-run home run. Yeah, I was pretty confused too.

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Good morning, baseball fans!

It’s Friday, which means the 2023 MLB Winter Meetings are still just a couple of days off, and the hot stove is on pause until then.

So I thought we’d take a look at something cool that happened recently. Former San Francisco Giants All-Star slugger Pablo Sandoval made history with the world’s first six-run home run.

Sandoval was playing in the second All-Star Game for Baseball United, a new baseball league consisting of teams from India, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. Sandoval will be playing for the Abu Dhabi Falcons next year when the league kicks off it’s first season.

In the meantime, he did not somehow defy the laws of logic or reason, but he did capitalize on the league’s “Money Ball,” a golden ball that when hit for a home run means that the runs count for double. With Dillon Thomas and Andrelton Simmons on base ahead of time, Sandoval became the first player to manage this feat and a good time was had by all.

You can read a little more about this and some more interesting facts about Baseball United in this piece by Sean Keane of Sports Illustrated.