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WATCH: Minnesota Twins’ Max Kepler Snaps His Bat Into Pieces to Celebrate RBI Single Against Cleveland Guardians

Published 05/14/2022, 10:10 AM EDT

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Bat flips are too common to celebrate in the ballpark. So the Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler made a minor change in his celebration. The Twins star snapped his baseball bat into pieces with his bare hands while playing against the Cleveland Guardians.

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Currently, the Twins are playing a three-game series against their division rivals, the Cleveland Guardians. The Twins outfielder Max Kepler was the star of his team. He smoked a three-run walk-off home run and won the game against the Guardians.

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After losing three consecutive games to the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins won the first game against the Cleveland Guardians. This win was much-needed for the Twins, as it will help them to get their confidence back after that humiliating series loss against the Astros.

In the name of Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton, the Twins have two superstars in their lineup. But it was Kepler’s time to step up and win the game. The German-American outfielder smashed a three-run walk-off home run against the Guardians.


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However, the highlight of the game was not the walk-off home run but his RBI single, when he snapped his bat into pieces while running towards the base.

The video of the same is doing rounds on the internet. One can see how he broke his bat without breaking stride during his run. Kepler helped the Twins beat the Guardians by 12-8.


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Reacting to his impressive outing, the Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Kepler has got style and you cannot teach style to anyone.

“He’s starting something new, apparently,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He’s got style. And you can’t teach style. He’s apparently coming up with new things every day, and I think this might be his new thing.”


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Though it is too early to make a call, do you think the Twins stand a chance to win the AL Central division?



Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.