This is one of those bare hand home run catches you have to watch over and over, and then you’re still left in disbelief.
A father attending the Rockies-Giants game on Father’s Day pulled off an incredible one-handed home run catch, but it wasn’t just any one-handed home run catch — he did it all while holding his 1-year-old son in his other arm.
According to the Marin News, the fan, Rob Winner, had been changing his son’s, diaper and was on his way back to his seat when the home run ball was coming his way.
“I was changing his diaper in the bathroom. Then I came up and the batter was in the batter box. It’s bad form to walk in front of people when someone is in the box. So I was talking to the usher when I saw him hit the home run,” Winner told Marin News.
Winner, a San Rafael fire captain, has been a Giants season ticket holder for the last 14 years, but says home run balls don’t usually end up near his seats.
“It was very unique. A lucky right-place, right-time situation,” Winner said. “It’ll be a great story to tell Thomas later in life.”
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki asked Winner if he could have the ball back since it was his first Father’s Day and he wanted to save the home run ball for his 6-month-old son. Winner agreed and gave the ball back to Tulowitzki, who gave him a signed ball.
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