Rival team helps injured girl round the bases for a game winning home run

@dizzblnd (3073)
United States
May 3, 2008 8:33am CST
This is just an incredible story. I saw it on the news, but I cant find a news link for it. A girl hit a home run, and while rounding 1st base, she twisted her knee and went down. In order for the points to count, she HAS to touch all 4 bases. She was crying and couldn't get up to finish rounding the bases. Her team, according to the rules can NOT help her by rounding the bases for her. The rival team did an absolutely wonderful thing. Keep in mind, this was a game winning home run. The other team asked their coach if they could pick her up and carry her around the bases. The coach could find nothing in the rule books about the other team helping, so he allowed the girls to carry the injured girl around the bases What an AWESOME example of great sportsmanship! Have you ever witnessed anything like this?
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
3 May 08
I don't believe that I have ever witnessed something like this, but isn't it great for the teams to show such good sportsmanship to each other.. It is not a common occurence anymore.. Good for them..
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
It gave me goosebumps when I was watching it. These were teenagers too, it is wonderful to here such nice things about teenage girls given the recent horror storied I love your new avatar BTW
• United States
3 May 08
I bet it was great to watch.. Thanks for noticing my avatar, you can't really see me in the picture, I am just walking up to the beach right now, lol..
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
5 May 08
I have not witnessed anything like that. It would have been awesome to see. The closest thing that I thought was incredible like that was watching the Special Olympics.
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@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
4 May 08
I have heard about this type of thing happening a lot in Special Olympic competitions as the disabled people are very kind to one another there... They illustrate good sportsmanship. I am impressed with the girls you mention. Bravo!!!
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
My husband came home and told me about this yesterday. He had me in tears - I was so impressed with the coach and the team. he told me the girl was a senior and this was her first home run hit? I've never witnessed anything like this, but I would have been there cheering.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
I didn't realize it was her first home run hit as well.. That makes this wonderful story twice as good! I would have loved to witnessed it as well. It was a very touching event to be a part of, I am sure
• United States
3 May 08
Nothing this heart warming but my sons were in a winter indoor soccer league this year and there was this one boy on the team who would literally knock over anyone who crossed his path. His team mates or otherwise. He had just taken his own brother out for getting in front of him when my youngest son happened across his path. He ran into my boy, stopped, steadied him so he didn't fall down, then went around him after the ball. That was sweet I though.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
It is so nice to see that. It shows that that child is aware of his bulk and the affect it can have on others smaller than him. What a great way to show respect . I am glad it happened that way. Thanks for sharing
• India
3 May 08
This is really a nice example. I always think that sports is not just winning and loosing, it teaches u much more than that first thing is developement of sportsmanship. This is real sportsmanship. I am feeling unlucky i couldnt this event live. This is really a great news for sports' world.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
I wish was there to witness it also. It gave me goosebumps whatch it and listening to girls from both teams talk about what happened.. purely amazing
@gemini_rose (16193)
3 May 08
It is great, and I have certainly never heard of anything like that happening before, I like to hear nice stories once in a while, there do not seem to be many of them these days!!
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
3 May 08
you are right! This is EXACTLY why I shared this with all of you :) Just wanted to show tht teens DO know how to act properly.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
4 May 08
Thank you for sharing that story. It was very nice to read and I shared it with my family. It's nice to see some people look beyond just winning and doing the right thing for a change. You are so right when you say that it is "an AWESOME example of great sportsmanship!" I have never seen anything like that but I really hope to some day do so. Hopefully others will hear of this story and perhaps inspire them to be like those girls on that team. Actually most people could learn a lesson from them. They cared more about what was right then about what would help themselves. Selfishness like that is in my opinion news worthy and something for us all to aspire to.
@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
4 May 08
Wow!~Absolutely superb!~ I salute them!~ These things are not heard of anymore, totally great sportsmanship portrayed, not only the girls but also the coach too!~ Really encouraging to hear these kind of news!~
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
4 May 08
I haven't seen anything like this happen in person but I love to hear stories like this! I would have been in tears watching this happen in person; no matter which team I was rooting for. Stuff like this really touches me.