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Two MLB Players Did Something Even Babe Ruth Couldn’t Do

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We’ve all heard the baseball stories about a young boy on his death bed who asked a visiting Babe Ruth to hit a homer for him.  The Sultan of Swat agreed to the boys request although many thought he was crazy to make that kind of promise.  The Great Bambino held true on his promise but this story tops them all.    

It’s true that Babe Ruth is not the only one who has been asked to hit a home run by a sick boy, but two in one game?  (3 have hit homers by request that I know of.)

Niko Lanzarotta, an 8-year-old from Strongsville, Ohio has been living with cerebral palsy since he was 8 months old.

In a pregame meeting this weekend with Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians, Lanzarotta asked both of them to hit a home run for him. Santana is Lanzarotta’s favorite player putting even more pressure on the major league star.

You already know they both hit home runs or I wouldn’t be writing the story.  To me, what is really cool about this story is that Jason Kipnis broke an 0-for-19 slump with his homer, the first sine July 21.  What are the odds?

Even better, Niko and his parents were in the stands to witness the feat. Way to go!  By the way, the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2. (The feature photo is Santana pointing to Niko while rounding the bases after his homer.)

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