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High school baseball player hits home run, ball destroys his car’s windshield

Apr 22, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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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.

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Home Run Blasts Breaks Player’s Own Windshield [Greensville Sun]

  1. alligatorsnapper - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    The long standing myth has become reality! Now that is fun to see and to imagine and Jameson will have quite a story to tell all. He needs photos to prove that his story is reality, not myth. I have hit baseballs through a neighbors window, breaking porch light on our house, and denting a wheel barrow before, but never such a situation. Congratulations to Jameson for making history! Maybe some boosters or fans will help him with the replacement cost of of his windshield.

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Would he have any trouble finding a lawyer eager to help him sue himself for damages and emotional distress?

  3. zfreak666 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    My son works for a Rookie league team that Price Fielder played for after he was drafted and they tell a story there of him hitting a home run through his own winshield but this was during batting practice.

    • zfreak666 - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      Prince. It’s early here still and it seems that I can’t spell yet. Need coffee.