Astros rookie damages scoreboard at MMP during BP

Houston Chronicle
Astros rookie damages scoreboard at MMP during BP
Astros rookie damages scoreboard at MMP during BP

Caption Close The legend of Yordan Álvarez grew before Saturday's game against the Angels even began. During pregame batting practice, Álvarez hit an astonishing home run that damaged the 54-foot high and 124-foot wide El Grande scoreboard that sits atop both decks in right field. The baseball knocked black a small square of the LED board on the lower right side. A gathering of around 10,000 early-arriving fans greeted the gargantuan blast with a louder cheer than is ever heard during batting practice. Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said, to his knowledge, Álvarez is the first player to hit the scoreboard. Barry Bonds hit the frame just below the video board during the 2004

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