Infante is first Marlin to bring sculpture to life

MIAMI — At last, the home run sculpture sprung into action.

It took 31 innings to bring the display to life. It finally occurred in the second inning on Sunday afternoon when Omar Infante connected on a home run to left field, marking Miami’s first home run at its new ballpark.

The home run set the 73-foot home run feature into action, prompting mechanical marlins to spin, and water to splash. Infante’s drive landed in the Clevelander pool-side area behind the wall in left. The drive came in the Marlins fourth home game at Marlins Park.

The ball was caught by 32-year-old Doug Grey of Fort Lauderdale.

Infante paces the Marlins with four home runs. He also hit the team’s first of the season, with a shot at Cincinnati last Saturday.

A year ago, Infante had seven home runs, with six coming in his 57 games after the All-Star break.

Joe Frisaro

 

 

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