That's going to be one expensive grand slam.
Brandon Thomas, a 25-year-old center fielder of the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League, smashed the windshield of his 2008 Toyota Tundra when he hit a go-ahead grand slam in the third inning of his game Sunday night at GCS Stadium in Sauget, Ill.
Thomas, a former Yankees prospect who played in Single-A Tampa last season, had parked his car just beyond the left field fence but did not realize that his car was in danger when he smacked the home run.
"I didn't even think about my truck being out there right after I hit the ball," he told the St. Louis Dispatch. "The only think I was thinking about was whether it would be fair or foul; I knew it was long enough."
The picture of Thomas' car quickly went viral on Monday after the team's broadcaster, Sam Levitt, tweeted a picture of the shattered windshield.
Brandon Thomas nails his car right in front of the driver's seat.
"I had to drive home with my head hanging out the window, because it's smack dab right where I look out," Thomas told the Dispatch. "All I was worried about after the game was how I was going to pay for it."
While Thomas admitted he only has a $1,000 deductible, it may not stop him from parking there in the future.
"I was thinking maybe I keep parking out there, and that keeps bringing grand slams," Thomas said. "The more grand slams I hit, the more games we win and the better chance I have of getting to the big leagues."