Decades from now, someone’s brain will melt upon visiting Juan Soto’s Baseball Reference page.
A day after making his major league debut on May 20, the 19-year-old hit his first home run.
But not exactly, according to the record books.
Because he’s a time-traveling home run hitter.
The sides finished the game on Monday, with Soto now in the fold. He cranked a mammoth two-run home run in the sixth that’d hold up as the game-winner.
Juan Soto might have broken the space-time continuum. pic.twitter.com/A1sKseU6Dc
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 18, 2018
According to baseball statisticians, the dinger took place five days before Soto ever played in the majors.
Head asplodes pic.twitter.com/eK82DXkwBW
— Born Salty (@cjzero) June 18, 2018
He’s not the first player to render baseball’s record books useless with a time-bending hit.
I have been alerted that this also happened to Barry Bonds. MLB debut came on May 30, but had an RBI single in the bottom of the 17th on April 20 (completed Aug. 11). I love this
— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) June 18, 2018
But he is the first to do so with a home run.
#Nationals Juan Soto is the first player in baseball history to hit a home run in the continuance of a suspended game that would have otherwise been his debut had he been on the team when the game originally started.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) June 18, 2018
I’m pretty sure that was English.
The scorekeeping irregularity is not as bizarre, however, as a 19-year-old absolutely raking against major league pitchers in his first month in the show.