Friday, May 2, 2014
Bat Boy With Down Syndrome Hits Home Run On Senior Night (Video)
by Darren Hartwell from NESN:
“Fast” Eddie Gordon will never forget his Senior Night.
Eddie, who was born with Down syndrome, has served as the bat boy for the Timberline High School baseball team in Boise, Idaho, for the past two seasons. On Monday, he finally had the chance to step in the batter’s box.
Penciled into Timberline’s lineup as the leadoff hitter, Eddie drew a large ovation from the crowd and both dugouts, who all started chanting his name as he stepped to the plate. After a few swing attempts, Eddie made contact and took off around the bases.
Eddie could hardly conceal his grin as he crossed home plate and was mobbed by his teammates. Check out the cool moment in the video below, which also features interviews from Eddie and his coach.