Baseball has seen its fair share of father-son duos.
But rarely do both the father and the son have a memorable moment on the same night.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker picked up career win No. 2,000 as the Astros beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-0.
The magic was just getting started, however.
Following Baker’s historic win, his son, Washington Nationals prospect Darren Baker, had a memorable moment of his own, hitting a walk-off sacrifice fly to win the game for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, one of the Nationals’ minor league affiliates.
Both Bakers got to share a special moment on Tuesday night and it’s something they’ll remember for a long time.
On the night his father reaches 2,000 managerial wins
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Like Father, Like Son
Who doesn’t love a night where a father and a son both have memorable moments on the baseball field?
Dusty obviously has had a tremendous managerial career, having won many games and taken several teams deep into the postseason.
But Darren has a bright future ahead of him and wanted in on the fun last night.
It’s special when something like this happens.
It’s so rare that you’ll see a father and a son have moments they won’t forget on the same night.
But you have to celebrate it anytime you see it.
Obviously, Dusty’s historic milestone is going to take the spotlight, but Darren winning the game for his ballclub makes it that much more special.
The two of them can look back on last night for the rest of their lives and remember the fun times that were had.
Again, a night where a manager picks up his 2,000th career win and his son walks it off for his team is so rare, but Darren’s accomplishment makes Dusty’s night that much more historic.