Young Phillies fan gets big surprise after viral moment involving home run ball

ByBrandon Longo WPVI logo
Monday, April 12, 2021
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ATLANTA, Georgia (WPVI) -- A young Phillies fan got quite a surprise on Sunday after a viral moment involving a home run ball during a game against the Atlanta Braves.

On Friday night's Phillies-Braves game, first baseman Freddie Freeman crushed a ball into the outfield at Truist Park, right into the hands of Joshua, a young Phillies fan. But he couldn't hold onto it.

Then Joshua got a second chance when a player threw him back the ball, but that didn't work out so well either. The moment gave Joshua's dad quite a giggle.

But Joshua decided not to keep the ball after all. He instead walked over and gave it to a young Braves fan wearing a Freeman jersey.

Before Sunday night's game, the Phillies along with the Braves surprised Joshua and his father, James Scott, with a baseball signed by Bryce Harper and Freddie Freeman.

"Joshua demonstrated what it means to be a great baseball fan on Friday night," the Phillies posted on Twitter.

Video tweeted by the Braves shows the heartwarming moment Freeman met the father and son.