Rays’ Jerry Sands Breaks Bat Three Times On Three Straight Swings (Video)

They just don’t make bats like they used to anymore.

In the top of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, Jerry Sands came up as a pinch hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays. With runners at first and second and the game tied 3-3 against the Houston Astros, Sands had a chance to come through in a big way. He did just that, but not before some lumber was destroyed.

Sands fouled off a 1-0 pitch from Jerome Williams, but also broke a piece off the barrel. He was forced to grab some new wood, this time a black bat. Two pitches later, he splintered that bat as well.

Usually the third time is a charm, but for Sands’ bat, that wasn’t the case. On a 3-2 offering, he lined a single into left field, which brought in a run, but he also cracked the bat, making it three straight swings where he broke one. Impressive.

Check out the video below of Sands’ crazy at-bat.

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