The Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying a surprisingly good start to the 2023 season.
They lead the National League Central and are among the best teams in Major League Baseball by record.
Recently, 33-year-old Drew Maggi made his MLB debut after 13 years in the minor leagues.
Maggi was drafted by the Pirates back in 2010.
However, after 13 years, he is finally getting his shot.
On Wednesday, he made his MLB debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers, pinch-hitting for veteran Andrew McCutchen.
He did not reach base, but received a nice ovation from the fans at PNC Park.
On Twitter, the Pirates posted a must-see video of what took place after the game, including an emotional moment where he shared a hug with manager Derek Shelton.
A moment he'll never forget. pic.twitter.com/DRMoWbsc2W
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 27, 2023
As Maggi hugged Shelton, his eyes welled up with tears of joy and gratitude.
The video shows Maggi walking off the field and down into the tunnel to meet his manager.
After his hug with Shelton, Maggi made his way to the Pirates clubhouse, where his teammates were waiting for him.
Once he arrived in the clubhouse, his teammates cheered him on as he high-fived them and walked towards his locker.
The Pirates season has been full of surprising firsts thus far, including the calling up of Maggi after he had spent more than a decade in the minor leagues.
The 33-year-old finally has a chance to live out a dream and experience the Major Leagues for the first time in his life.
It’s certainly a moment he will never forget.NEXT: Pirates Mourn The Loss Of A Franchise Legend