Springfield native and former Miami University outfielder Adam Eaton touched hearts of baseball fans across the country Wednesday and the heart of a young fan by posing for a photo at spring training.
In a video shared by Yahoo Sports, the Chicago White Sox outfielder Eaton lifts a young boy, 6-year-old Trevor King, who is blind, over a fence, reassures the boy he’s all right and then talks to him as the parents of a boy take a photo.
“You always have to give back to those kids because at one point or another, you were that kid,” Eaton told Yahoo Sports. “I try to make it special for them, something they’ll remember, because I know I wanted that to happen when I was a kid.”
Eaton, a 2007 graduate of Kenton Ridge High School, is entering his fifth season in the big leagues and this third with the White Sox. He hit .287 in 153 games last season, setting career highs in hits (175), doubles (28), stolen bases (18), RBIs (56) and runs scored (98).