Apr 18, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detailed view of a ball that had the cover hit off of it by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado (not pictured) against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates: Watch Ball Explode On Martin Maldonado Grounder

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If you watch sports long enough, sometimes you see things that you will never see again.

That was the case Friday night during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers when catcher Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the ball.

Literally.

Maldonado “knocked the cover off the ball” in the sixth inning Friday night as he legged out an infield single. Pirates’ third baseman Pedro Alvarez did the best he could to try and throw what was left of the ball.

Take a look at something that you likely won’t ever see again.

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