Batter swings, misses at Kyle Kendrick fastball
Updated: July 6, 2010

By Zaki,

History was made on Saturday as a batter failed to make any contact whatsoever with a pitched ball from Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.

Pirates rookie outfielder Pedro Alvarez faced Kendrick in the second inning when he unexpectedly came up empty on the pitcher’s fastball, without so much as a foul tip.

“It’s emasculating,” said Alvarez of his historic swing. “I destroyed the next pitch for a home run, but the stink of missing that first one won’t go away any time soon.”

Alvarez is reportedly considering retirement from professional baseball and a full investigation has been launched to figure out how he was able to miss that pitch.

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