The White Sox added a young talent to their roster before Wednesday night’s game against the Indians.
Seven-year-old Alex Estrada, who is battling stage-4 neuroblastoma, shined in his major league debut.
Estrada was at his daycare when the White Sox mascot, Southpaw, appeared with a limousine. The two headed for Guaranteed Rate Field where his dream would become a reality.
As part of Sox Serve Week, the team wanted to surprise Estrada, who has undergone countless cancer treatments. Even his father, Vince, did not know about the plan.
From playing video games with players like Yolmer Sanchez to receiving his own locker, for one day, Alex was an actual member of the team. To confirm his place in the clubhouse, the White Sox even gave Alex a jersey with his bolded name on the back.
Prior to the start of the game, Alex showcased his baseball talent during warmups on the field. He got his first taste of the big leagues when he ran a home run for life race around the bases while giving Indians and White Sox team members high fives down the first-base and third-base lines.
After sliding into home plate safely, Alex, still panting from the long run around the bases, was embraced by his father. Most importantly, Alex’s contagious smile, which permeated throughout the ballpark, never left his face.
Check out the video of Alex’s special moment above.