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London Pirate scores big at Astros game

Rylan Freeman caught the first career home run ball by former Hooks player J.J. Matijevic.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A London Pirate has his face all over ESPN Sunday night, after catching a homerun at the Astros game.

Rylan Freeman caught the first career homerun ball by former Hooks player J.J. Matijevic. Matijevic was part of the Hooks organization just a couple of years ago and is now on the big stage at Minute Maid Park.

Freeman scored himself a grand slam from this catch with six Astros tickets, six batting practices and a signed baseball by Jose Altuve. The even threw in a Justin Verlander jersey after some continued negotiations.

Congratulations to Rylan Freeman!

How cool is this? London baseball player Rylan Freeman caught former Corpus Christi Hooks JJ Matijevic’s first career...

Posted by Chris Thomasson at KIII 3News on Sunday, June 19, 2022

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