You’ll never guess who caught this minor league ball player’s first home run

"He may have to watch every game from out there."


Chase Hoffberger


Published May 26, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 6:12 am CDT

Houston Astros outfield prospect Conrad Gregor’s hitting .299 with 13 doubles and 27 RBI at Class A Quad Cities, but until Sunday he hadn’t hit a home run.

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His first dinger, a three-run shot to right that put the River Bandits up 4-2 over the Cedar Rapids Kernels, was a special one—and not only because it got the homer-less monkey off his back. Turns out the guy at the end of the video’s actually one of Gregor’s biggest fans.

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“That was my dad,” the 22-year-old prospect told Quad City Times beat writer Steve Batterson. “He may have to watch every game from out there. It’s a little unbelievable, but I’m glad my parents were here to see it. When I got back to the dugout, I heard he made a pretty good catch.”

H/T Slate | Photo via SportsAt7/YouTube

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*First Published: May 26, 2014, 7:00 pm CDT