Juan Soto Made a Young Yankees Fan’s Day With Classy Move After Catching Fly Ball

Juan Soto brightens up dreary day in the Bronx.
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Juan Soto broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run double as the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The slugger's first month-plus in the Bronx has gone great as he continues to look like one of the best offensive players in baseball.

Soto currently leads the American League in OPS+ and sports an ridiculous .421 on-base percentage. He's second in RBI and would probably have significantly more if he wasn't so committed to accepting walks.

Combined with Aaron Judge, he's provided a 2-3 punch in the Yankees lineup that's as unpleasant for opposing pitchers as any other in the sport. Yesterday he also did something that — forgive the cheesiness here — doesn't show up on the box score but provided a lifelong memory for a young fan.

After catching a Javier Báez fly ball down in the right-field corner to end the top of the fifth inning, Soto graciously gifted a souvenir to a Yankees supporter with excellent seats. Who loved it. A lot. They loved it a lot.

The weather in New York City on Sunday was pretty brutal and the game was called after a 56-minute rain delay and eight innings, so everyone out there earned a win.


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