Megatron goes yard: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson homers at Tigers' batting practice [VIDEO]

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Calvin Johnson came through with his best Bo Jackson impression over the weekend, showing us just how tremendous an athlete he is, and that, perhaps, he too could have been a two-sort star like Jackson, by hitting a home run during a round of batting practice with the Detroit Tigers.

The All-Pro Detroit Lions receiver didn't disappoint in his amateur debut at Comerica Park on Friday, finding his groove in the batter's box early and routinely cracking pitch after pitch around the field.

Showing off a compact swing, Johnson made waves when he connected on a lob and sent it shooting over the left-field.

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"I told (Detroit Tigers left fielder) Delmon Young I would keep coming back until I hit one out, and I happened to hit one out today," Johnson would later tell The Detroit News. "I'm still coming back, though."

Check out video of Calvin Johnson's homerun below.

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