Michael Chavis's first inning grand slam, the first of his career, opened up Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays and eventually led the Red Sox to a 10-8 victory.
The shot over the Green Monster made Chavis the first Sox rookie since Mookie Betts in 2014 to hit a grand slam. It also improved his case in the American League Rookie of the Year Award race.
More importantly, Chavis was able to recover the ball and make it a souvenir for someone special: his mother.
Gonna have to send mom a souvenir after his first career granny! pic.twitter.com/hfCerqrpcw— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 16, 2019
According to NESN, the fan who caught Chavis's home run ball returned it to the team. Even though his mom wasn't at Monday's game, Chavis turned his unforgettable hit into a priceless gift.
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