On July 29, 1988, in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, Royals outfielder Bo Jackson stepped up to the plate in the top of the fourth. As pitcher Jeff Ballard started his windup, Jackson attempted to call time out. Realizing at the last possible second that his request wasn’t granted, Jackson managed to recover himself enough to slam an impressive three-run homer to help Kansas City win 6-3 in Baltimore.
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I think it was the late Buck O’Niel on the Burns baseball special who said “he heard that sound” when Babe Ruth hit a ball and then he heard it again when Josh Gibson hit a ball and then he heard it again when Bo Jackson hit a ball and then he left it open for the future. I wonder if anyone makes that sound in today’s game?