Apr 22, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT
In the annals of baseball myths, there has been one of a player who hits the game-winning home run only to find out that the ball had hit his own car.
Well, that myth ended up coming true to one high school baseball player in Tennessee named Jameson Painter. Painter who plays for Chuckey-Doak High School hit a game-winning home run in the 8th inning in a victory over University High School back on Monday.
After the game, Painter went to check out where the home run landed and was shocked to find that the ball had smashed the windshield of his car parked behind the outfield (not pictured):
“We were all talking before the game that it wasn’t a good place to park because he was liable to hit one there,” Coach Dustin Morrow said.
“Sure enough, he did. I’m glad he hit the home run but feel bad because now he has to buy a new windshield.”
A quick postscript to this story, Painter originally parked his car at a different spot but decided to change it after thinking that it could be damaged by a home run.
Home Run Blasts Breaks Player’s Own Windshield [Greensville Sun]
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