MLB San Francisco’s Wade Jr. hits 100th ‘splash home run’ of all time

The 100th career “splash” home run was hit at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

San Francisco’s Lamont Wade Jr. hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning of today’s 0-0 home game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA, that landed in the ocean behind the right field wall.

A home run that falls into McCovey Bay, which is adjacent to Oracle Park, is called a splash home run.

It means that the home run splashes and plunges into the water.

On a home game day in San Francisco, it’s not uncommon to see fans in canoes or sailboats in the water beyond the right field fence waiting for a home run to land.

However, depending on which team player hit it, it has a different name.

The San Francisco Giants feature on their homepage the pitcher who hit the home run and the author of the splash home run that has become a team icon.

If it’s hit by a San Francisco player, it’s labeled a splash home run; if it’s hit by an opposing player, it’s simply labeled a “McCovey-esque home run.

Wade Jr.’s home run was the 100th splash home run hit by a San Francisco player at the ballpark, which opened in 2000.

The ballpark was known as Pacific Bell Park (2000-2003), SBC Park (2004-2005), AT&T Park (2006-2018), and has been called Oracle Park since 2019.

Oracle Park is known for favoring left-handed hitters, as it was built for Barry Bonds, the “Home Run King” of San Francisco.

It’s a left-right asymmetrical ballpark, especially because the fence running from right-center field to the right-field foul pole is designed to be a straight line rather than a semicircle, resulting in a shorter distance from home.

A pulling left-handed hitter is more likely to hit a splash home run.

Bonds has 35 career splash homers in McCovey Bay, including a pair of 1-9 splash homers.

Brandon Belt, a longtime San Francisco player who was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays this year, joins Bonds in double-digit splash home runs with 10.먹튀검증

There have been 55 “home runs in McCovey Bay” hit by non-San Francisco players through the previous day.

Shin-Soo Choo (now SSG Landers) hit one on August 3, 2020, when he was playing for the Texas Rangers, and one on May 1, 2004, when Choi Hee-seop was with the Miami Marlins.

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