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VIDEO: Watch Big Man Dan Vogelbach Run Hard to Beat Out Throw on Dropped Third Strike

Jason Schandl
Dan Vogelbach showed incredibly hustle beating out a throw on a wild pitch.
Dan Vogelbach showed incredibly hustle beating out a throw on a wild pitch. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images
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It may not be discussed with the intensity of the DH rule or the automatic runner in extra innings, but batters being allowed to run on a dropped third strike tends to be pretty polarizing.

After watching Dan Vogelbach on Wednesday, it's hard not to love the rule.

There are so many amazing pieces to this play that it's tough to know where to start.

The 101 mph fastball is impressive, but it's similarly impressive to miss so badly that even a catcher as great as Yadier Molina can't corral the pitch.

Vogelbach swinging at a pitch that missed so badly is, of course, a total head-scratcher.

And then, watching Vogelbach hustle to beat out Yadi's throw is pretty great. The Brewers list Big Dan at 270 pounds, giving this sprint some of the same kind of glory that we see with "big man touchdowns" in the NFL.

This hustle ended up being absolutely crucial for the Milwaukee Brewers as well. He was replaced by a pinch runner, who ended up being the go-ahead run in the game.


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