On July 26, 1963 – With ten year-old Bill Bradley, who had regained some of his eyesight, in the stands and the bases loaded in the first inning of a game against New York at Colt Stadium, Bob Aspromonte sends Tracy Stallard’s pitch over the left-field wall for a grand slam, fulfilling his young fan’s wish to see his hero hit a home run, that leaves the third baseman in tears as the two embraced when the game is halted for the special moment. Their well-publicized friendship began last season when the Colt .45’s player went to a Houston hospital to visit the blindfolded boy, who had lost his eyesight when a tree that was struck by lightning fell on him.

 

Courtesy of the Houston Astros network
via Astrosdaily.com

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