There is a lot to like about this clip, featuring the first home run of Vladimir Guerrero‘s storied career. That he went oppo off what appeared to be an unhittable pitch is one. The look of befuddled amusement on look of Mark Wohlers (!) face sets the stage for Vlad’s entire career.
Many, many pitchers would make very similar faces to the smirk plastered on Wohlers’ face after serving up an unexpected bomb to Vlad.
This was one of 45 homers Vlad hit the other way in his career.
It is unlikely we will ever see another hitter quite like Vladimir Guerrero, a right-handed hitter with plate coverage and power to mask his reckless abandon at the plate. HIs career looks like it is finally over but it is important to look back and remember just how big a freak Vlad the Impaler actually was.