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“Hey A.J. - Did I get on base?” - A Hunt and Peck

On this day in 2014...

NLCS - San Francisco Giants v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images

In game two of the 2014 NLCS, and the Cardinals and Giants were tied going into the ninth inning. The game had gone back and forth, with the Cardinals taking the lead in the inning prior on a Matt Adams home run, only for that lead to disappear the next half inning. The Cardinals actually clubbed four home runs that game, one each of the final three in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings, which brings us back to Kolten Wong.

Prior to stepping to the plate, Cardinals then back-stop A.J. Pierzynski, filling in for the injured Yadier Molina, advised Kolten Wong to “just get on base”. Sergio Romo, the Giants closer, threw his first pitch for ball one. On his next pitch, Kolten Wong followed Pierzynski’s advice.

Well, kind of.

His first words to Pierzynski after rounding the bases? “Hey A.J.? Did I get on base?”


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