On April 4, 2008 — Carried by his momentum trying to avoid the pitch, Astros catcher J.R. Towles 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.

 


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