Bobby Witt Jr. is living every kid’s dream of being a Major League Baseball player: Bobby Witt Sr. is living every parent’s dream of seeing his son fulfill his lifelong wishes.
However, the father-son duo had a special moment Tuesday at the Kansas City Royals game in Texas.
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With Witt Jr. at the plate against the Texas Rangers, he deflected a Jose Leclerc pitch and one lucky fan went home with a souvenir.
Well, that lucky fan was the father of Witt Jr.
Yes, the Royals phenom fouled into the seats on the first base side, and the ball somehow found its way into his father’s hands.
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Witt Jr. said he later wrote on the ball: «Struck by Bobby Witt Jr. Caught by Bobby Witt Sr.»
The Royals trailed, 8-5, on Jonah Heim’s three-run home run in the tenth inning, but Witt Jr. went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Witt Jr. finished fourth in AL Rookie of the Year voting last year.
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Despite getting off to a slow start so far this season (.229 batting average entering Thursday), the Royals expect him to be the centerpiece of their new era.