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Sara Tucholsky home runMay 01 2008

When Western Oregon senior Sara Tucholsky hit her first career home run in one of the last games of the softball season, something odd happened. She missed the bag at first and when she doubled back to touch it, her knee gave out. Her teammates were unable to help her around the bases so it looked like her only career home run would turn into a single. Then a member of the other team, a senior with knee problems of her own, said:

Excuse me, would it be OK if we carried her around and she touched each bag?

Update: Here's an overwrought, overproduced video of the home run and its aftermath. (thx, tim)

The Unnatural Natural. "It was supposed toDec 30 2005

The Unnatural Natural. "It was supposed to be a simple story about a mysterious senior-softball phenom whose legend was growing in America's heartland. Of course, nothing is simple."

Both baseball and softball voted out ofJul 08 2005

Both baseball and softball voted out of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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