Pirates' Jack Suwinski 1st MLB Rookie with 3-Home Run Game That Includes Walk-Off HR

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVJune 20, 2022

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 19: Jack Suwinski #65 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run to give the Pirates a 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants during the game at PNC Park on June 19, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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It's been a disappointing season for the 26-39 Pittsburgh Pirates, but rookie Jack Suwinski provided a bright spot during Sunday's 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The left fielder went 3-for-3 with three home runs, three RBI and a walk, with the final long ball winning the game in walk-off fashion. He made some history in the process, becoming the first rookie in Major League Baseball history to hit three homers and a walk-off in the same game.

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Just in case you wanted to watch all three of Jack’s home runs again. <a href="https://t.co/9MybKcNmVB">pic.twitter.com/9MybKcNmVB</a>

"It's just unbelievable," Suwinski said, per Justice delos Santos of MLB.com. "To do it on Father's Day with my dad here, I know it means a lot to him, and it means a lot to me, just the amount that he's done for me. He's always been there. Just being able to share that, knowing he's here, it's awesome. It's hard to describe."

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Tim Suwinski was here to see his son hit three home runs on Father's Day! 🥺 <a href="https://t.co/P8gYENK7WY">pic.twitter.com/P8gYENK7WY</a>

Pittsburgh has now won two of its last four games, which is a positive development after losing the previous nine.

Suwinski will look to keep things rolling during a four-game set against the Chicago Cubs that starts Monday.