On April 4, 2008 — Carried by his momentum trying to avoid the pitch, Astros catcher J.R. Towels does a handstand at home plate after getting hit above the knee during the second inning in Houston’s 4-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In his next at-bat, the backstop hits a two-run homer, a feat he accomplishes standing on his feet.

National Pastime

Own this Day and Be Part of Baseball History