When a player makes his Major League debut, it’s a special moment that he will never forget.
When he hits his first big-league home run in his first ever at-bat, it becomes even more special.
The Cubs led the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 6-0 and on a 3-2 pitch from Pirates reliever Chase De Jong, Morel hit one over the left field wall for his first ever Major League home run.
Christopher Morel went YARD in his first big league at-bat 🤯💥
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Welcome To The Show, Christopher Morel
What a way to start a career.
His first big-league hit was his first career home run and he got to do it in front of the loyal fans at Wrigley Field, also known as the “Friendly Confines.”
And how about that bat flip?
As soon as he began his home run trot, he flipped his bat towards the Cubs’ dugout as everyone on the bench went absolutely insane.
This is the best possible way to begin a career, hitting a home run in front of the home crowd for your first major league hit.
The fans loved it and Morel’s teammates loved it as well.
It literally went out of the stadium too, out onto Waveland Avenue.
That’s how well he hit it.
That moment had a little bit of everything in it and you can’t help but feel happy for Morel.
Not many players can say they hit home runs in their first Major League at-bats, much less in front of the home crowd.
But Morel got to experience a moment he’ll never forget.