WATCH: Texas Rangers second baseman loses ball in his shirt for a hit

  • David Whitlock

Base hits have been know to go off the glove, foot, hand, or even head.  But not often inside the shirt.  Texas Rangers Rougned Odor ROOG-ned o-DOOR did everything right in terms of positioning his body in front of a relatively normal chopper from Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez.  Problem was, he didn’t button that top button of his shirt.  And the ball found it’s way inside.  Watch the ground and reaction, and no way to score it, but a hit (via


At least there wasn’t a no-hitter going! The Rangers won easy in Houston 4-0, and Odor hit his first career home run, becoming the first ever major league player to hit his first career home run and lose a ground ball in his shirt in the same game!

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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