Watch Corey Dickerson Go Full ‘Vlad,’ Hit Incredible Double Off Bounce

by NESN Staff

May 31, 2017

If Corey Dickerson ever gets bored with baseball, we suggest he try his hand at cricket.

The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder had two strikes on him Tuesday night in a third-inning at-bat against Texas Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez. So, Martinez threw a curveball in the dirt to try to get Dickerson to chase, and that’s exactly what happened.

But there was one problem for Martinez: Not only did Dickerson hit the pitch, he blooped it perfectly down the left field line for a double.

Wait, did that — did that bounce? It sure did. The ball landed a good few inches in front of the plate, but Dickerson swung anyway to record the most improbable of extra-base hits.

Of course, Dickerson isn’t in uncharted waters here thanks to the legendary Vladimir Guerrero, who had a penchant for swinging at any ball in his zip code.

And if Dickerson decides to switch sports, perhaps he can pull off something like this:

Not that Dickerson has reason to give up baseball; the 28-year-old is off to a scorching start in 2017, boasting a major league-best .346 batting average with 12 home runs and 25 RBIs. Alas, the Rangers got the last laugh in this one, defeating Tampa Bay 9-5.

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