Baby throws homer back in Phils' loss
Hometown fans delighted as father helps daughter toss ball
PHILADELPHIA -- Cubs fans may not have even thought of this.
A home run ball hit by Mets catcher Rod Barajas into deep left-center field in the first inning of Friday's Phillies-Mets game was retrieved by a Phillies fan holding a young baby girl in the front row.
Instead of throwing the ball back onto the field in disgust himself, he put the ball in the hand of the baby and guided her arm as she threw the ball, much to the delight of the hometown fans.
The Mets went on to beat Philadelphia, 9-1. It was the first of Barajas's two home runs on the night.
Zach Schonbrun is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.