Phillies fan expertly catches home run ball while holding his baby

A Philadelphia Phillies fan expertly snagged a home run ball in mid air on Monday night while holding his baby in his other arm. (Twitter/NBCSPhilly)

Catching a home run ball is a daunting enough task.

Doing it while holding a beer is even harder, though it can be done on rare occasions.

Doing it with a child in hand? Well, one fan at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Monday night made it look incredibly easy.

In the bottom of the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco drilled a ball out over the left field wall, bringing the Phillies within a single run.

Amid the dash and grasping arms for the home run ball, one fan — while holding his incredibly calm infant child in one arm — expertly snagged the ball out of mid-air with his free hand like it was nothing.

Take a look:


And while the Phillies fell to the Dodgers 7-6, that fan out in left field is the real winner — and likely heads home with the “Play of the Game” honor, too.

Let’s just hope he gave the ball to his kid.

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