10-05-1981
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Hrbek Blasts 3 into Bleachers
Hrbek Blasts 3 into Bleachers
Tuesday, September 29th, 1981: Fans seated in the bleacher section at Kingdome were taking cover all day long as Kent Hrbek took aim, rattling three long blasts off the seats in a display of Herculean power. Days like this are rare. After his amazing performance in Minnesota's 9-3 triumph over the Seattle Mariners, the first baseman's name will soon be added into the record books.

He told reporters at the postgame press conference, "I told myself not to press on the last one. I knew I couldn't force it... that it has to be a nice easy swing."

For the game he collected 4 hits in 5 at-bats, batted in 5 and scored 4 runs.

K. Hrbek grounded out in the 1st, hit a solo-shot off M. Norris in the 3rd, walked in the 4th, hit a solo-shot off M. Norris in the 7th, singled in the 8th and hit a two-run home run off P. Hartzell in the 9th.

This season Hrbek is swinging the bat at a .334 pace. He has hit 35 home runs and scored 107 times, while driving in 121. His on-base percentage is .406 and he has played in 155 games.
 

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