Yankees' Brendan Ryan Gets a Hit After Swinging Bat Once, Hitting the Ball Twice

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2014

It's tough enough to hit a baseball, but hitting a pitch twice with one swing is extremely rare. The New York Yankees' Brendan Ryan accomplished that feat on Thursday. 

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello jammed Ryan with a 90 mph pitch on the inside part of the plate. However, the Yankees infielder was able to fight it off for a hit. After slowing down the swing, it was clear that Ryan made contact with the ball twice on the same pitch.

Hitting the ball twice caused some wicked topspin. 

Of course, Ryan's hit brings back memories of the San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hitting a pitch three times with one back in Game 7 of the 2012 National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

[MLB, MLB.com]