06/01/2014 06:29 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2014

Marlon Byrd Swung So Hard His Bat Broke Without Touching The Ball (GIF)

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Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd has a powerful swing. He swung so hard on Sunday that despite not even making contact with the ball, his bat shattered into two pieces. After the swing and mess, Byrd was left standing in the batters box with just the handle of the bat.

(GIF via @Cut4)