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WATCH: Former UK baseball star Evan White hits first career MLB home run



Evan White is on the board as an MLB player.

This evening, former Kentucky baseball star Evan White hit his first career home run as a Seattle Mariner in just his fourth game in the majors.

Traveling 418 feet to left-center field with an exit velocity of 106.5 mph, White’s debut homer was an absolute rocket.

Take a look:

White’s homer comes just three days after his major league debut, which the former Wildcat was able to celebrate with his family, albeit virtually.

While his parents and siblings couldn’t be there in person, they did send him a tear-jerking video to celebrate his big day:

The Mariners selected White with the No. 17 pick of the 2017 MLB Draft, with the former Wildcat managing a .293 average, 18 home runs, and 55 RBI in 92 games at the Double-A level (Arkansas Travelers) last season. He also earned a spot in the All-Star Futures Game.

Following his success in the minors, the team decided to sign him to a six-year, $24 million deal last November to stay in Seattle.

In three years at Kentucky, White managed a .356 (.373 as a junior) average to go with 17 career home runs and 109 RBI.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for WATCH: Former UK baseball star Evan White hits first career MLB home run

  1. runningunnin.454
    9:28 pm July 27, 2020 Permalink

    Hey, this one’s gotta chance.
    Didn’t know NASA scheduled a moonshot for tonight.
    Absolutely outstanding!