How many teams — with as much to lose — would show the same selflessness? A member of a women’s softball team hit a home run over the fence during the playoffs, but collapsed with a knee injury at first base. Players on the opposing team asked umpires if they could carry her around the remaining bases so that her home run could be counted as her own — her first home run ever. As a result, their team was eliminated from the playoffs, yet it appears that no one on either team is unhappy.
(Four people alerted me to this inspiring news in the past 24 hours! Thanks to Joseph Andorfer, Jeannie Beau, Lisa PB, and Tom.)
Photo courtesy of Athletic Media Relations, Central Washington University