Reds’ Elly De La Cruz Pulls Off Incredibly Rare ‘Inside The Park’ Home Run In A Completely Mesmerizing 14.96 Seconds

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Wow … just wow.

Elly De La Cruz, a rising star shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, is right back to being on the highlight reel just like that.

When De La Cruz was called up to the show last season, it didn’t take him long to put his name in the news, making headlines for gargantuan home runs (including inside-the-park homers with his grade-A speed) and even hitting for the cycle. (RELATED: Caitlin Clark’s Glory Is Iowa Football’s Embarrassment In Truly Unreal Stat)

During Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, EDLC put himself right back in the headlines, hitting yet another inside-the-park home run. The score came in the seventh inning to give the Reds an insurance run, and get this, it only took the 22-year-old an insane 14.96 seconds to get around all of the bases for the HR.

Just an absolutely incredible scene to witness.

Hopefully, the Reds keep up the solid start that they’ve been on this season. It would truly be a shame to see this guy wasted on a losing franchise.

Guys like this only come around once in a generation, so if you’re the Reds, you gotta get it while the getting’s good. Because that’s another thing … if you’re not winning, who’s to say that EDLC will stick around when it’s time for free agency? Do you really see that man staying in Cincinnati while losing all the time?

Neither do I, which is exactly why the Reds need to take advantage of the situation.

6-4 to start out the 2024 season … so far, so good.