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Friday on the Farm: Mythical power makes Yosy Galan an intriguing project for Rangers

(Rangers Today photo/Jeff Wilson)


Those who were there on a sizzling Arizona night last summer describe the walk-off home run Yosy Galan hit as if it were done by Paul Bunyan or Uncle Rico.

The ball Galan sent into orbit on Nolan Ryan Field at the Surprise Recreation Campus was more impressive than massive shot he had hit earlier in the Arizona Complex League season. That one, for those familiar with the layout, hit the roof toward the back of the batting cage in left field and bounded into Surprise Stadium.

The game-winner was more toward left-center field, and it took dead aim at a light tower that must be 100 feet tall. The third row of lights from the top got in the way of it, and that was all that kept it from hitting the roof of the Texas Rangers’ big-league clubhouse.

“He’s a physical specimen,” Rangers vice president Ross Fenstermaker. “That’s what they look like.”

But sculptures take time.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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