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The phrase, “Act like you’ve been there” has never been more appropriate.

Thursday night in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Louis Cardinals, a minor league player Delvin Perez had an embarrassing moment against the Gwinnett Stripers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

Memphis Redbirds infielder Delvin Perez, #73, makes a catch to start a double play during the MiLB game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Indianapolis Indians on June 24, 2022 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.
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In the village bottom of the sixth inning, Perez launched a 1-1 slider high into left field. Once Perez connected, Perez began “pimping” what he thought was a home run, swinging the bat as he began to walk around the bases.

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The problem? Perez flew out to left field in the first of the sixth inning.

Thinking he had hit a long home run, Perez lowered his head and got halfway to home plate before realizing he had hit a routine fly ball.

“When I got to home plate, the guys were like, ‘That didn’t work out.’ And I started thinking, ‘I don’t believe it,'” Perez said in Spanish, according to STL Pinch Hits.

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With the wind blowing, Perez’s claimed 107 mph hit to left was knocked down, landing easily in the left fielder’s glove on the warning track.

during the MiLB game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Indianapolis Indians on June 24, 2022 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

during the MiLB game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Indianapolis Indians on June 24, 2022 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.
(Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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“People who know about that pitch know that ball was coming out, but obviously the wind blew it,” he said. “I hit a lot on this pitch. From the moment I hit, I heard the catcher say, “Oh my God,” and I thought, “He’s gone.”

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Peres, who was elected in the first round 2016 MLB Draft from the Cardinalsis hitting .226 with 5 home runs and 33 RBIs in 292 at-bats with the Memphis Redbirds.

Memphis Redbirds infielder Delvin Perez, #73, during the MiLB game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Indianapolis Indians on June 24, 2022 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Memphis Redbirds infielder Delvin Perez, #73, during the MiLB game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Indianapolis Indians on June 24, 2022 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.
(Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Everybody was laughing and just going, ‘Wow,’ like nobody could believe it,” Perez said. “It was 107 (mph) from the spot to the pit. 107 has got to go. He has to. And those who understand know the wind knocked him over.”

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