‘I did the best I could for him’: Josh Tomlin says dad calmed him during game

CHICAGO -- Josh Tomlin was able to get a win for the Indians -- a moment made even more special because he was able to do it in front of his father.

The Indians starting pitcher went 4 2/3 innings and his dad, Jerry Tomlin, watched every wonderful moment.

Jerry, who is partially paralyzed, was there to see his son pitch in Game 3 of the World Series. It's something Jerry said he wouldn't have missed for anything in the world. "Come hell or high water, I was going to be here," Jerry told FOX 8.

Speaking after the Indians' 1-0 win over the Cubs, Josh said it was one of the more emotional, if not the most, emotional starts in his life. He said he was very fortunate to have his father there.

Josh said to be able to see his dad in the stands brought a sense of calm to him. "I did the best I could for him," Josh said.

We are positive his dad is an extremely proud father.

Jerry Tomlin in stands watching son, Josh Tomlin, pitch (Courtesy: FOX 8's Matt Wright)

Jerry Tomlin in stands watching son, Josh Tomlin, pitch (Courtesy: FOX 8's Matt Wright)

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