Pirates first baseman Garret Jones became only the second player ever to hit a home run ball out of PNC Park and into the Allegheny River. The eighth inning 2-run shot, which traveled a reported 468 feet, nearly took out a bicyclist on its way to the water. The only other blast to reach Allegheny River was by Daryle Ward of the Astros in 2002. Pittsburgh would eventually win 5-4 in extras thanks to this bomb by Jones.
PIC: This fella is looking for Garrett Jones' HR (unsuccessfully) pic.twitter.com/l59KfC6XUt
— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) June 2, 2013