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Brandon Belt promised a young cancer survivor he'd hit a homer, and then he did

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Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is currently rehabbing a broken thumb with San Francisco's Class A affiliate in San Jose. Along with trying to get healthy, on Friday, Belt promised (and delivered) a home run for 12-year-old cancer survivor Lyndsey Dworkin. Seriously. Here are some details from the Mercury News

Belt made his promise just before game time, after watching Lyndsey throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The girl had chosen to wear a Belt T-shirt for the occasion, so as she trotted off the mound, Belt raced out of the dugout to say hello.
Belt felt an instant kinship with the girl on the mend. Lyndsey has undergone 31 bouts of radiation and nine rounds of chemotherapy. At the end of the conversation, Belt told her: "I'm going to hit a home run for you."

And in his first at-bat:

After the game, Belt gifted a ball to the youngster reading: "To Lyndsey, My Good luck charm. -- Brandon Belt." He's also hoping to get her to a game once he's back up in the bigs.

h/t Big League Stew


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