Don't look for flying saucers in the shaky video, though you might find what looks like a UFO. It's probably the fourth home run of the game hit for Daytona on Monday night by Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez, who tied a Class A Florida State record. Baez went 4 for 4 with seven RBIs, equaling a former Cubs prospect — Ryan Harvey — who was the first player in FSL history to hit four homers in the same game back in 2006. The Florida State League is 94 years old.
By the count of SABR, it's the 129th time since 1889 that a professional player — including North America, Japan, Cuba and South America — hit at least four homers in a game. Josh Hamilton in 2012 is the most recent major leaguer to do it.
And Baez celebrated in a way that only an internet-savvy 20-year-old might — by re-posting at least 128 messages of support people sent him on Twitter:Read More »from Cubs prospect Javier Baez hits four home runs, thanks fans at least 128 times on Twitter