June 26, 2012 – Cincinnati, OH
Aroldis Chapman, closer for the Cincinnati Reds, was head over heels after striking out Martin Maldonado of the Milwaukee Brewers for the final out of the ninth inning to preserve a 4-3 victory. After his one-ball two-strike 99-mph pitch zipped past Maldonado’s swinging bat, Chapman walked off the mound and proceeded to do two forward rolls.
He then greeted his catcher, Ryan Hanigan, as if nothing was out of the ordinary, leaving the announcers amused and speculating on his motive. One possibility is that the Reds had lost six consecutive one-run games prior to this victory.
Manager Dusty Baker did not know how to account for the odd behavior when asked by reporters.
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