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Richie Shaffer's first career hit was a home run, but he didn't immediately feel the love from his teammates. 

By Extra Mustard
August 05, 2015

Tampa Bay Rays rookie third baseman Richie Shaffer had a night to remember Tuesday. 

Shaffer recorded his first career hit, which also happened to be a solo home run. It's the kind of play everyone dreams about in their backyard, except in this case, the bases weren't loaded with a full count in the bottom of the ninth inning with the World Series on the line.

Still, Shaffer accomplished what must have been a pretty huge life goal. Adding to the memory had to be the scene in the dugout immediately following the solo blast. 

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After a couple high fives on the field, Shaffer stepped into the dugout only to be greeted by silence from his teammates. But he plays it perfectly—pretending to celebrate anyway, with a fake air-hug that really sells the routine. 

Eventually, Shaffer ended up in the middle of a scrum of his loving teammates, and in that moment, everything in the world was perfect. You can check it out for yourself below: 

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