Raffy goes deep

Ten years after his first major league homer, Rafael Belliard went deep against the Mets’ Brian Bohannon for his only HR as a Brave after more than 1,200 AB’s. It came a month shy of his 35th birthday in what would be his next to last season with the local nine.

Too bad he didn’t hit it on May 7, 1991, when he fell just a HR shy of the cycle. Raffy drove in 5 that night vs. the Cardinals and followed that up with 2 doubles and 3 RBI in the finale of a two-game set at Fulco.

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1 Comment on Raffy goes deep

  1. pepefreeus // April 11, 2013 at 1:22 am //

    I remember this so well. There was a point in the ball’s flight, near the apex, where it was clear that it had the distance. I remember just busting out laughing for joy.

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