On Friday, catcher Patrick Bailey made his Major League debut with the San Francisco Giants in their series opener against the Miami Marlins.
Bailey suited up in catcher’s gear and got a chance to play his first game with both his wife and daughter present.
But that wasn’t the end of what would prove to be an unforgettable weekend for the Giants rookie.
On Sunday, he was back behind the plate for the Giants after picking up his first Major League hit the day before.
On a 3-2 pitch from Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo, Bailey sent a fly ball out to left field that cleared the wall for his first career home run.
NBCS, the TV home of the Giants, posted a video of the moment.
Patrick Bailey's first MLB homer is a no-doubter 😤 pic.twitter.com/PRxqKU8e3D
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) May 21, 2023
This past weekend was certainly an exciting journey for Bailey.
He helped lead the Giants to a 7-5 win over the Marlins, which ultimately secured a series win for the team and brought them to 22-24 on the season.
Bailey, a former first-round draft pick out of North Carolina State, already is hitting .333 in just six at-bats with a home run, two RBI, and an OPS of 1.166.
It’s a small sample size, but it goes to show just how impressive and unforgettable this weekend was for him.
His wife and daughter were once again in attendance on Sunday for his big moment.
The crowd went wild for Bailey as he rounded the bases and returned to the dugout, where he was congratulated by his Giants teammates.NEXT: Giants Rookie Experienced A Truly Special Moment