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Watch Matthew Boyd get a hit with his 1st major league swing

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He did that waaay faster than Justin Verlander.

Justin Verlander did not get a hit until his 10th season in the major leagues. It took him 26 interleague at-bats before his first single. Matthew Boyd did it on his first swing.

(Click through to watch video of Boyd’s hit)

And here’s a view from the stands from an old friend of the blog, Mike McClary:

And for the nerdzzz out there, the ball came off the bat at 97 mph.

Verlander, of course, appreciated the whole thing greatly.

Justin Verlander applauds