Hanley Ramirez makes good on HR promise, gives jersey to disabled fan (vid)
Hanley Ramirez played the hero on more than one front during Monday’s 7-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. Not only did the Boston Red Sox slugger hit a home run, he made good on a promise about said round-tripper after the game.
Ramirez took to Twitter after the game to make note of how he made a promise to a disabled fan that he would hit a home run. Ramirez then smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning, giving the Red Sox a 5-1 lead.
After the game, Ramirez tracked down the fan and presented him with his signed jersey.
And then @HanleyRamirez closed out the night like this. pic.twitter.com/MpmjHAOXxU
— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 3, 2018
Ramirez also documented the heartwarming moment at Marlins Park on Twitter.
Before the game I promised this kid if I hit a homer I will give him my jersey. promise fulfilled. @redsox @mlb This is what we play for #godisgood #believe #thisisonlythebeginning have faith…w/faith we can accomplish anything #grateful pic.twitter.com/rQGffiYdR3
— Hanley Ramirez (@HanleyRamirez) April 3, 2018
“Yeah, when you see things like that, that’s life. It can happen to anybody. Little kids born like that, it’s upsetting. But we’ve got to keep it strong mentally. He can’t walk or talk. I told him, ‘If I hit a homer, I’ll give you my jersey.’ So that’s God. I hit that homer,” Ramirez said of the inspiring interaction and wonderful gesture, via MLB.com.