During the 2023 National League Division Series vs the Dodgers, Arizona's Christian Walker hit a ball over the fence at Chase Field. The Dodgers challenged the home run call, and it was overturned, so Walker had to go back to hit again and hit a home run into left field. I remember hearing it was the first time this had happened in the postseason (but word of mouth is sometimes unreliable). My real question is, how common is this, and how many times has it happened overall (regular and postseason.)

  • Actually, the batter was Gabriel Moreno as part of that 4 consecutive HR barrage in Game 3 on October 11, 2023. Commented May 24 at 21:09

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The only example of this that I can confirm is the 2023 NLDS Christian Walker example you listed. I'm sure there are more but I can't find them.

The closest things I can find were:

  • The 2023 Jose Altuvé and 2022 Santiago Espianal home runs that were challenged and ruled an automatic double.
  • Cody Bellinger once hit a home run but a baserunning mistake caused Justin Turner (on base at the time) to be called as out and Bellinger got a single instead.

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