A Little League player drew loads of attention on social media on Friday thanks to video of him going yard … in work gloves.
The Twitter account for Jomboy Media video that had 3.8 million before as of Friday morning.
“Kid from Wyoming going yard in work gloves might be the grittiest moment in baseball history,” reads a caption accompanying the post.
The post gained traction after Oklahoma and Texas East Little League players and onlookers had a rare and heart-touching moment during a World Series game two days ago. After the batter for Oklahoma accidentally was slammed in the head by the pitcher’s ball, he did something incredible. Not only did the kid rub his head and get up, but he then went and comforted the pitcher.
The pitcher, Bubs, was crying, obviously shaken up by the accident.
The kid who was hit was standing at a base. He then tossed his helmet aside, walked over to the pitcher, and gave him a hug. He let the other kid know it was all right.
“Wow, that is a tough kid right there,” says a Little League World Series commentator.
“This is such great sportsmanship. He wants him to know that it’s okay, that he’ll be fine,” the commentator added.
A Little League World Series umpire then continued to comfort Bubs while the batter walked back to his base. Then the cameras panned to the people in the bleachers, one who was crying.
The video has already received nearly 11 million views.