New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino fulfilled his childhood dream on Tuesday night.
Well, his dream and his late father’s dream too.
In the 11th inning of the tie against the Baltimore Orioles, Trevino hit a walk-off to the left to give the Yankees a 7-6 victory.
He later tweeted the following message:
“Hey Dad, happy birthday I love you and miss you! Check us out @ Yankees Moment .. just like the backyard. “
– Jose Trevino (HipHipJose5) May 25, 2022
Joe Trevino died in 2013: he played, like most fathers who loved the game, in the backyard with his son Jose when the second was younger.
A dream come true for Trevino
He was a Yankees fan and acted in fictional scenes where his son left the opposition after wearing a Yankees uniform.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Trevino confirmed this.
“My dad was a huge fan of the Yankees. He always put me in this situation. He always said, ‘You need a base hit here in the ninth inning, one down, to tie the game or win the game at Yankee Stadium,’ “he explained.
He dedicated his walk-off hit to his father, who must have been very proud of his son.
It was a magical moment, bound by a wonderful, touching story of father and son coming together through baseball.
This is why it is a family game: passion runs from generation to generation.
We are sure that May 24, 2022 will be a day that Trevino will never forget.
Considering his immense defensive contribution is having a great season overall.
He’s one of MLB’s top framers, and he’s been the average hitter with the .246 / .300 / .369 line.