Millville, NJ, baseball star Buddy Kennedy’s father steals the show

By now, you’ve seen or heard of Buddy Kennedy’s Grand Slam home run on Father’s Day, which was his first major league home run.

The Millville High School alum had a good weekend after being called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, hitting a single in his MLB debut, a triple on Saturday and drove a 3-0 fastball with the bases loaded for a grand slam, his first big league home run on Sunday.

An amusing story of the home run on a 3-0 pitch, according to Steve Gilbert of MLB.comKennedy thought the count was 2-0, so he didn’t look to see if the strike sign was on.

His manager, Torey Lovullo, wasn’t angry when he saw the ball leave the field.

However, the star of the game may have been Kennedy’s father, Clifton, who was filmed jumping for joy over what was probably the best Father’s Day gift he could have received.

He spoke about the moment on Bally’s Sports after the Arizona win, but not before getting a Gatorade shower from one of the D-Back players.

Millville High Alum Mike Trout over the years


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