Brett Baty‘s MLB career has begun in style.
Recently called up to the Major Leagues, he made his big-league debut last night, starting at third base for the New York Mets as they took on the Atlanta Braves in the third game of their four-game set.
Baty took a 1-0 pitch from Braves starter Jake Odorizzi and hit it over the wall in right field for his first Major League home run, which also happened to be his first Major League hit.
His family was in attendance and got to enjoy the moment where he made his mark on the game of baseball.
After the game, Baty went to see his family and soaked up the moment with those who came to support him.
More than an hour after the game, Brett Baty is still in uniform and out in front of the third base dugout with his family, friends and former coaches who attended.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 18, 2022
Baty Soaks Up The Moment
You have to feel good for Baty.
He got called up to a contending ballclub in the middle of a pennant race and hit his first career home run with his family in attendance, and after the game, he got to soak up the moment with them.
This is exactly what you want if you’re making your MLB debut.
It’s hard to ask for a better way to start things off.
First, he hits a home run for his first Major League hit.
In the midst of the crowd, his family and friends celebrate.
Then after the game, he gets showered with love from his family and friends, who were lucky enough to see him put on a show in his MLB debut.
It was certainly a night to remember for Baty and it’s one he will remember for the rest of his life.
It’s moments like these that players will always cherish.