High school baseball coach rewards players by letting them name his son

Wednesday April 6th, 2016

A high school baseball coach in Florida has put way too much trust in his players. 

Rob Querry of Heritage High in Palm Bay told his players that they could name is son if they won 14 games this season—and they did. The Panthers beat Harmony High 8–1 on Tuesday and now the teens get to name the baby

The players had already decided on a name before meeting the goal: Benny Smalls, after two characters from The Sandlot. When the team appeared on the Today show last week, it caught the attention of the guy who wrote the movie. David Evans, who also directed and narrated the film, made the hour-long drive to the school to surprise the players

After the big win on Tuesday, the team was ready to celebrate with a big banner and started chanting the baby’s new name. 


The Heritage High School Panthers in Palm Bay will get to name their coach's unborn baby after recording their first winning season in program history. http://wesh.tv/6009BihbS

Posted by WESH 2 News on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

And what will happen when the kid starts to wonder how he got his name? Querry’s wife, Julia, told Florida Today she plans to just tell him to Google it. 

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