The seat where Astros rookie slugger Yordan Alvarez deposited a baseball with a tape-measure home run in the second inning of Monday’s blowout win over the A’s has been wrapped in orange vinyl by the Astros to mark its significance.
Alvarez, the lefty slugger who is the frontrunner for American League Rookie of the Year, hit homers in his first two at-bats Monday, including a 415-foot blast down the right-field line that landed in Minute Maid Park’s third deck. The ball landed in section 337, row 1, seat 18.
It might be a long time before another Astro hits one up here. ?? pic.twitter.com/6nX1pRZEXI— MLB (@MLB) September 10, 2019