As a player, when you hit your first career home run, it’s a great feeling.
It’s one that you won’t ever forget as long as you live.
But when it’s an inside-the-park home run, it becomes even more special, mostly because it’s so hard to hit one.
After Ramon Laureano came up just short on a sliding attempt to catch his fly ball, Smith was off to the races, and ultimately made it all the way around.
MLB tweeted a video of Smith’s milestone.
Josh Smith hits an inside-the-park home run for his first career home run! Baseball!! pic.twitter.com/DfYMmP4ySm
— MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2022
Smith’s “Mad Dash”
Hitting your first career home run is a big deal, but being able to do it on an inside-the-parker makes you feel like you’re on top of the world.
That must be what Smith felt in that moment.
But he put his head down and did not stop running once he saw that the ball got past Laureano.
He was off to the races and ran faster than Usain Bolt in order to get around the bases in time.
He beat the throw to the plate by a mile, too.
What a way to pick up your first career home run.
That’s probably the most unforeseen way somebody is going to hit their first ever home run, but that isn’t a problem for Smith.
His dash even rivals the “Mad Dash” of Enos Slaughter way back in the 1946 World Series.
Obviously, the stakes weren’t as high here, but that was quite the run he made.
He never stopped and he ultimately was rewarded for his dash, picking up his first career homer.