Not only is Matt Kemp one of the best, most dynamic players in Major League Baseball, but it turns out he’s a pretty amazing human being, too.
During Sunday’s contest between the bitter California rival Dodgers and Giants, Los Angeles third base coach Tim Wallach noticed a young disabled Dodgers fan along the third base line among the sea of San Francisco supporters at AT&T Park. The details are a little scarce, but Wallach told Kemp about the fan, claims the below YouTube video.
What happened next is one of the best scenes you’ll ever see on a baseball field. After losing 4-3, Kemp came over to the fan, and not only gave him an autographed ball, but literally gave him the shirt off his back. Right there in foul territory, Kemp took off his cap, jersey and shoes, and handed them to the fan.
No word who the mystery Dodgers fan is (the YouTube video description claims only that he is the poster’s best friend, and is fighting a “brave battle”) or what his back story may be, but check out the video below to witness the amazing moment.
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