Jack Suwinski joins Barry Bonds in McCovey Cove
Jack Suwinski, a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, made history on Monday by hitting two home runs into McCovey Cove during a game against the San Francisco Giants. This feat has only been accomplished by one other player, the legendary Barry Bonds, who did it twice in two different games. Suwinski’s impressive splash feat does come with a footnote, though, since his second homer came off position player Brett Wisely, who delivered a 59.4 mph « slider » that did not fool Suwinski. Even with the paltry velocity, it came off the bat at 108.5 mph and traveled 414 feet.
Suwinski’s homers don’t always find a body of water, but he does have a tendency to go deep in bunches. Monday marked his third multihomer game of this season and brought his 2023 total to 11, with six of them coming in three games. He also notably had a three-homer game in 2022 … against the Giants, the last of which was a walk-off winner.
Jack Suwinski vs. Barry Bonds
While Suwinski’s feat of hitting two home runs into McCovey Cove in one game is impressive, it’s worth noting that Bonds hit a total of 35 home runs into the cove during his career. Bonds also holds the record for the most home runs in a single season, hitting 73 in 2001. Suwinski has a long way to go to match Bonds’ accomplishments, but he’s off to a good start.
Suwinski’s performance on Monday was a bright spot in an otherwise forgettable game for the Pirates, who lost to the Giants 14-4. Despite the loss, manager Derek Shelton was impressed with Suwinski’s power and believes he has the potential to hit many more home runs in the future.
Jack Suwinski’s two home runs into McCovey Cove on Monday put him in rare company with Barry Bonds. While he still has a long way to go to match Bonds’ accomplishments, Suwinski has shown that he has the power to hit the ball out of the park. With more games like Monday’s, Suwinski could become a household name in the world of baseball.
Keywords: Jack Suwinski, Barry Bonds, McCovey Cove, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, home runs, power, baseball.
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