A 13-year-old Little Leaguer belted a home run at Braves park

At 13 years old, you dream about hitting a home run in your favorite team’s ballpark. If you’re lucky enough, you get drafted and accomplish your goal. If you’re Little Leaguer Jayce Blalock, you refuse to wait that long.

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While taking batting practice at SunTrust Park on Tuesday, Blalock did the one thing most baseball-playing teenagers dream about: He smacked a big league home run.


Did we mention Blalock is 13? Yeah, he’s 13. Who else feels inadequate right now? We don’t care that he used an aluminum bat … he’s 13. That’s awesome.

Oh, does the name Jayce Blalock sound familiar? It should. He’s the Georgia player who belted a monstrous home run into the trees beyond a Little League ballpark in early August.


It’s reminiscent of the time 12-year-old Prince Fielder hit a batting practice home run off Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. Video of that exists, and it’s wonderful.

As Francona notes, Fielder also took some swings right-handed, which is just incredibly impressive. Also, Prince Fielder was always a large human being.

This is about Blalock, but it’s never a bad thing when your feats of strength can be compared to Prince Fielder. If he keeps that up, he’ll be doing it for a major-league club in just a few years.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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