Well, his dream and his late father’s dream, too.
In the bottom of the 11th inning of a tied game against the Baltimore Orioles, Trevino delivered a walk-off hit to left field to lift the Yankees to a 7-6 victory.
He later tweeted the following message:
“Hey Dad, Happy Birthday I love you and miss you! Check out our @Yankees moment.. just like in the backyard.”
— Jose Trevino (@HipHipJose5) May 25, 2022
Joe Trevino died in 2013: he used to play, like most fathers who love the game, with his son Jose in the backyard when the latter was a kid.
A Dream Come True For Trevino
He was a Yankees fan, and used to play fictional scenarios in which his son walked off the opposition wearing a Yankees uniform.
Speaking with the Washington Post, Trevino confirmed it.
“My dad was a huge Yankees fan. He would always put me in these scenarios. He always said, ‘Ninth inning, down one, you need a base hit here to tie the game or win the game at Yankee Stadium,’” he explained.
He dedicated his walk-off hit to his father, who would surely be very proud of his son.
It was a magical moment capped by a wonderful, touching story of father and son being united by baseball.
That’s why it’s a family game: the passion goes from generation to generation.
We are sure that May 24, 2022 will be a day Trevino won’t ever forget.
He is having a fine season overall, considering his immense defensive contributions.
He is one of MLB’s top framers, and he has been an average hitter with a .246/.300/.369 line.