Royals’ Bobby Witt Jr hits foul ball, caught by father
Bobby Witt Jr. is living out every kid's dream being a Major League Baseball player – Bobby Witt Sr. is living out every parent's dream seeing his child fulfill his lifelong desires.
However, the father-son duo had a special moment Wednesday in the Kansas City Royals' game in Texas.
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With Witt Jr. up at the plate against the Texas Rangers, he fouled away a pitch from Jose Leclerc, and a lucky fan was going home with a souvenir.
Well, that lucky fan was Witt Jr.'s dad.
Yep, the Royals phenom fouled off a pitch to the seats on the first-base side, and the ball somehow found the hands of his father.
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Witt Jr. said he later wrote on the ball, “Hit by Bobby Witt Jr. Caught by Bobby Witt Sr.”
The Royals lost, 8-5, on a Jonah Heim walk-off three-run home run in the 10th inning, but Witt Jr. went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Witt Jr. finished in fourth place in the AL Rookie of the Year voting last year.
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Despite being off to a slow start so far this season (.229 average entering Thursday), the Royals expect him to be the centerpiece of their new era.