On Wednesday, Jordan Walker finally got to experience the moment of a lifetime.
In the bottom of the seventh, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves trailing the Atlanta Braves by a 5-0 score.
However, Walker made sure to change that in a hurry.
The young slugger sent one over the left field wall to put St. Louis on the board.
It was Walker’s first home run in the big leagues.
While St. Louis ultimately fell by a final of 5-2 to the Braves, Walker was all smiles after the game and commented on his big moment, expressing his excitement for finally hitting his first big-league homer.
Walker on hitting his first career homer against the Braves: "Pretty surreal feeling. … I mean I guess if you could draw it up that way. It's just how it happened, but I'm super excited about it."
And on where the home run ball is going: "It's going straight to dad." #STLCards pic.twitter.com/tslSh1WWPW
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Walker said that it was a surreal moment and that he was amazed about the way it happened.
However, he did express a downside to the home run, that being that the Cardinals were already trailing by five runs.
But that didn’t take away from the excitement, and Walker also talked about how surreal it was for him to do it against the Braves, the team he grew up cheering for.
The 20-year-old said he knew there was a chance that the ball was going out and that he hoped it would.
With the wind in St. Louis, he wasn’t so sure, but fortunately, the ball cleared the wall and Walker got to experience an amazing moment.
Finally, Walker was asked about what he would do with the home run ball when he got it back.
The slugger said that he would give it to his father.NEXT: Former MLB Pitcher Comments On Cardinals Clubhouse Drama