Vaughn Grissom had an MLB debut to remember, launching one of the longest home runs I have seen in a long time at Fenway Park:
FIRST DADDY HACK FOR VAUGHN GRISSOM WITH THE BAT FLIP TO TOP IT OFF pic.twitter.com/MOpwNQZOIa
— SportsTalkATL Jake (@cantguardjake) August 11, 2022
Not only that, but Grissom also stole a base after collecting another single:
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 11, 2022
— Red Sox Nation Stats (@RSNStats) August 11, 2022
Braves rookie Vaughn Grissom is the YOUNGEST player – at 21 years and 217 days – to hit a homer AND steal a base in his debut in AL/NL history.
Previous youngest? José Offerman (21 years, 284 days) in 1990.
— Jason Catania (@JayCat11) August 11, 2022
Hopefully, the Braves get more of this out of Grissom. Second base has mostly been a black hole since Ozzie Albies went down with an injury. Orlando Arcia filled in decently, but Grissom’s upside provides more promise for this Braves team. Even when Albies returns, if Grissom can keep hitting, he has a chance to stay on the big league roster down the stretch and into the postseason.
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