Now that is what we like to call sportsmanship!
A lucky 23-year-old fan named Christian Lopez caught Derek Jeter's record setting 3,000th hit at Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
He could have kept it for bragging rights or sold it off to the highest bidding sports buff for a projected $250,000, but instead Lopez decided it belongs in the hands of the Bronx Bomber himself and gave it back to Jeter!
After returning the in exchange for meeting his baseball idol, Lopez told reporters:
"His accomplishment is a milestone. Like someone said, only 27 other people have done this. It's not an everyday thing and he deserves every second of it."
Although the fan did not ask for anything in return other than meeting Jeter, his act of kindness did not go unnoticed by the team he roots for game after game. The Yankees rewarded Lopez with four seats in a team suite for the rest of the season, INCLUDING playoffs!
Probably still not worth $250,000, but still not a bad deal and it's always awesome to see people care more about other people than they do about money.
Check out the video above to meet the lucky fan and get all the details!
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