It was a special night on Tuesday for the San Francisco Giants and their rookie infielder Casey Schmitt.
Schmitt had recently been called up by the team and was making his MLB debut against the Washington Nationals.
San Francisco won the game by a final score of 4-1, but Schmitt’s debut was the story of the game.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Schmitt hit a fly ball out to deep left-center field that cleared the wall for his first career home run.
His family was in attendance and cheered him on as he rounded the bases.
After the game, Schmitt commented on what it was like to experience such a wonderful moment.
A debut made for the big screens. 🎬 pic.twitter.com/2gNLpW3MYk
— MLB (@MLB) May 10, 2023
Schmitt said that it felt as if he was in a movie.
It certainly was a great moment for the young infielder and one he’ll never forget.
Moments like these are great experiences for any player.
Last night, Schmitt got that experience, and had a chance to experience the magic of such a wonderful moment that he will never forget.
The 24-year-old had his entire family in attendance for the moment as well.
His home run backed up a strong, seven-inning performance by starter Logan Webb and helped lead the Giants to an important win over the Nationals.
He finished the game with two hits as the Giants held off the Nats, and now has a memory that he will cherish forever.
The crowd went wild, and his Giants teammates gave him a warm reception when he got back to the bench.NEXT: Giants Rookie Joined Elite Company With First Home Run