TORONTO — A younger New York Yankees fan who was gifted a baseball by a Toronto Blue Jays fan met his hero Yankees star Aaron Choose on Wednesday.
The memorable second occurred hours after cameras captured 9-year-old Derek Rodriguez crying joyfully as he hugged Blue Jays fan Mike Lanzillotta. The latter gave Rodriguez Choose’s sixth-inning residence run ball after snagging it, the Related Press reported.
A video shared by the Yankees by way of Twitter confirmed Rodriguez getting to satisfy Choose on Wednesday earlier than the staff wrapped up its 2-game collection towards Toronto.
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In keeping with the information outlet, each Rodriguez and Lanzillotta have been invited to the sector and the Yankees dugout.
Choose shocked each of them, signing the house run ball and likewise gifting the younger fan a paid of his batting gloves.
Rodriguez, named after Corridor of Famer Derek Jeter, instructed the AP that he took the ball to highschool with him on Wednesday.
The Yankees additionally added that Rodriguez and Lanzillotta had been invited to attend an upcoming Yankees recreation this season, can invite 9 folks every, and can get to look at the sport from proper discipline in The Choose’s Chambers seats.