(photo credit Jim Harrison)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard baseball sophomore, Quinn Hoffman, was recently featured in Harvard Magazine.
Triple Play: For Quinn Hoffman, baseball is the family business.
"Quinn Hoffman, a Harvard freshman on a 13-game hitting streak, stepped up to home plate at Fenway Park.
Batting second in the 2017 Beanpot baseball championship against Boston College, he looked out at the pitcher's mound, where his father, Trevor Hoffman, had pitched in the 1999 All-Star Game. Beyond the mound, the shortshop was standing where his uncle, Glenn, had played with the Red Sox from 1980 to 1987.
Now, with the first pitch, it was his turn. "I was just able to get a good pitch, and put a good swing on it," he recalls, "and I didn't realize I was going to be able to hit it out." The ball shot off Hoffman's bat, over left field, toward Fenway's Green Monster—and cleared the 37-foot wall for his first college home run.
"To be in a place so special to Boston, and to be able to hit a bomb there, is something pretty special," he recalls. "I was running around the bases with a smile on my face, like I was in Little League again..." CLICK HERE to read the full feature by Erick Trickey