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Will Smith hits massive NLCS homer off Will Smith, becomes baseball's one true Will Smith

Jack Baer
·Writer
·2-min read

For four and a half games in the NLCS, the possibility lingered.

On the Los Angeles Dodgers’ side was starting catcher Will Smith. On the Atlanta Braves was left-handed reliever Will Smith. At some point, it felt like the two were bound to face off in a battle of identical names.

That matchup finally became a reality in the sixth inning of Game 5. And what a plate appearance it was.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith (16) celebrates a three-run home run off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Will Smith during the sixth inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Baseball history. And also a really big hit for the Dodgers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Will Smith vs. Will Smith

With two men on and two outs and the Braves up 2-1, Smith the hitter came up to face Smith the pitcher. It was a pivotal moment as the Dodgers tried to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. It was also a historic moment, as it was the first time two players with the same name faced each other in MLB postseason action.

Smith eventually worked the count full, then did this:

A go-ahead, no-doubt, three-run home run. The biggest blow as Los Angeles won 7-3 to stay alive in the NLCS. A great moment for Will Smith, and also a pitch that Will Smith would certainly like back.

And yes, Twitter had a field day.

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