Players Come Through on Promise to Young Fan
CLEVELAND — If you want a home run from your favorite players, it turns out, all you have to do is ask!
Niko Lanzarotta was excited to meet one of his favorite Indians players before Saturday’s game at Progressive Field, according to the Cleveland Indians.
The opportunity came courtesy of Niko’s father’s boss, who used his Tribe Rewards to secure the experience for Niko and his family.
Carlos Santana chatted with Lanzarotta and gave him a signed bat at a keepsake.
Lanzarotta, 8, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just eight-months-old, had one more request: a home run from Santana.
In the first inning, Santana kept word, smashing a homer to the right-field seats.
The young fan also got to meet Jason Kipnis. In another request, Niko asked the All-Star for a home run as well.
Kipnis came through with a two-run shot to the bullpen in the 3rd inning.