Mom makes one-handed catch while holding baby at baseball game

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A California mom has gone viral after making an incredible one-handed catch while holding a baby at a baseball game.

Per Fox News, the incident took place on Wednesday (June 9) during the San Diego Padres versus Chicago Cubs game. The Cubs may have come away with the victory, but it was one mom in the crowd that became the talking point of the game.

The unsuspecting mom managed to catch a foul ball during the top of the sixth inning after Chicago pinch-hitter Jake Marisnick ripped a pitch off Yu Darvish.

This resulted in a ball heading up the upper deck and bouncing off an aisle, causing the mom to reach up and make the incredible and now-viral catch.

"Right-handed grab - baby in tow," an announcer said.

A video of the amazing catch was subsequently posted to Twitter by the Padres with the caption: "Moms are amazing."

The video unsurprisingly went down a storm on social media, and at the time of writing, it has been viewed almost half a million times and received thousands of likes.

One Twitter viewer wrote alongside a fire emoji: "Gotta put this one in the Mother's Day social media folder."

A second added: "That kid's gonna cherish this video [their] whole life!"

A third wrote: "If she can hit, you should sign her ASAP!"

A fifth added: "Alright, look, I'm a Dodger fan ... but that's pretty awesome. Kudos to her (and the kid, lol)."

KNSD-TV identified the mother as Lexy Whitmore and her 3-month-old son, Maverick.

The pair were watching the game as her husband was away training in the Navy Reserve, which is what led them to visit San Diego from their San Fransico home.

"So when the guy hit the foul ball, it came down," Whitmore told the outlet afterward. "I saw it bounce, and it - honestly, it just kind of came right to me - I didn't think it was like this amazing catch - and I didn't think it would go viral. But it, you know, came to me and there was no doubt in my mind that I wasn't gonna catch it."

Featured image credit: Alamy / Robert Landau

Mom makes one-handed catch while holding baby at baseball game

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By VT

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A California mom has gone viral after making an incredible one-handed catch while holding a baby at a baseball game.

Per Fox News, the incident took place on Wednesday (June 9) during the San Diego Padres versus Chicago Cubs game. The Cubs may have come away with the victory, but it was one mom in the crowd that became the talking point of the game.

The unsuspecting mom managed to catch a foul ball during the top of the sixth inning after Chicago pinch-hitter Jake Marisnick ripped a pitch off Yu Darvish.

This resulted in a ball heading up the upper deck and bouncing off an aisle, causing the mom to reach up and make the incredible and now-viral catch.

"Right-handed grab - baby in tow," an announcer said.

A video of the amazing catch was subsequently posted to Twitter by the Padres with the caption: "Moms are amazing."

The video unsurprisingly went down a storm on social media, and at the time of writing, it has been viewed almost half a million times and received thousands of likes.

One Twitter viewer wrote alongside a fire emoji: "Gotta put this one in the Mother's Day social media folder."

A second added: "That kid's gonna cherish this video [their] whole life!"

A third wrote: "If she can hit, you should sign her ASAP!"

A fifth added: "Alright, look, I'm a Dodger fan ... but that's pretty awesome. Kudos to her (and the kid, lol)."

KNSD-TV identified the mother as Lexy Whitmore and her 3-month-old son, Maverick.

The pair were watching the game as her husband was away training in the Navy Reserve, which is what led them to visit San Diego from their San Fransico home.

"So when the guy hit the foul ball, it came down," Whitmore told the outlet afterward. "I saw it bounce, and it - honestly, it just kind of came right to me - I didn't think it was like this amazing catch - and I didn't think it would go viral. But it, you know, came to me and there was no doubt in my mind that I wasn't gonna catch it."

Featured image credit: Alamy / Robert Landau