For Pete's Sake

Indians’ rookie gets his first career hit, then falls to ground rounding first base

Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor, playing in his first major-league game, pointed to Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera after tripping and falling down while rounding first base on a single in the ninth inning.
Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor, playing in his first major-league game, pointed to Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera after tripping and falling down while rounding first base on a single in the ninth inning. The Associated Press

Barring a game-ending home run, most players’ first career major-league hits are generally not remembered by anyone but the guy who got the base knock.

Unfortunately for Cleveland super-prospect Francisco Lindor, his first hit will be talked about by Indians fans for years. It came Sunday against the Detroit Tigers and here’s why it will be remembered:

“I didn’t feel my legs,” Lindor told reporters after the game. “As soon as it hit the ground, I was thinking two. I didn’t make it.”

When Lindor got off the ground and scampered back to first base, he jokingly pointed the blame at the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera.

Still, it wasn’t the most memorable first hit in Indians’ history. Check out Manny Ramirez’s goof:

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