After Winning High School Baseball Game, Player Hugs Friend On Opposing Team | NBC Nightly News


THE PLATE.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WAS BIGGER WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WAS BIGGER THAN BASEBALL AND ITS INSPIRING THAN BASEBALL AND ITS INSPIRING AMERICA. AMERICA.>>Reporter: IT WAS AN>>Reporter: IT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY END TO A EXTRAORDINARY END TO A HARD-FOUGHT GAME, BUT IT WAS HARD-FOUGHT GAME, BUT IT WAS THIS EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT THAT THIS EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT THAT HAS PEOPLE STILL CHEERING IN ST.
PAUL AND BEYOND. CHEERING IN ST. PAUL AND BEYOND.
PITCHER TY CANE HAD JUST STRUCK PITCHER TY CANE HAD JUST STRUCK
OUT THE FINAL BATTER, SENDING OUT THE FINAL BATTER, SENDING
HIS TEAM TO THE STATE HIS TEAM TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT. TOURNAMENT. BUT BEFORE RUSHING TO JOIN THE
CELEBRATION, HE RAN TO HOMETHE CELEBRATION, HE RAN TO HOME
PLATE TO CONSOLE HIS GOOD FRIEND PLATE TO CONSOLE HIS GOOD FRIEND
JACK COKEN. JACK COKEN.>>BEING THAT LAST OUT WAS>>BEING THAT LAST OUT WAS REALLY ROUGH. REALLY ROUGH. TO HAVE TY COME UP TO ME WAS
HUGE AFTER THE GAME.O ME WAS HUGE AFTER THE GAME.
I NEEDED SOMEONE THERE FOR ME. I NEEDED SOMEONE THERE FOR ME.
ITY WAS THE GUY. ITY WAS THE GUY.>>EVERYONE KNOWS HOW IT FEELS
TO BE IN THAT SITUATION. FEELS TO BE IN THAT SITUATION.
I FELT I HAD TO GO UP AND SAY I FELT I HAD TO GO UP AND SAY
SOMETHING TO HIM. SOMETHING TO HIM.
IT WAS SPONTANEOUS AND JUST FELT IT WAS SPONTANEOUS AND JUST FELT LIKE THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
>>Reporter: THE TWO GREW UP>>Reporter: THE TWO GREW UP
PLAYING BALL TOGETHER. PLAYING BALL TOGETHER.
>>WHEN WE WERE 13, 14 YEARS OLD>>WHEN WE WERE 13, 14 YEARS OLD WE WERE ON A TRAVELING BASEBALL
TEAM AND WE GOT PRETTY CLOSE.LL TEAM AND WE GOT PRETTY CLOSE.
WE WANTED TO KEEP IN TOUCH SINCE WE WANTED TO KEEP IN TOUCH SINCE
THEN. THEN.>>Reporter: THEY LEARNED HOW TO
WIN AND LOSE AND ALWAYS PUTOW TO WIN AND LOSE AND ALWAYS PUT
FRIENDSHIP FIRST. FRIENDSHIP FIRST.>>THINKING BACK 20 YEARS FROM>>THINKING BACK 20 YEARS FROM NOW, I WILL NOT REMEMBER THE NOW, I WILL NOT REMEMBER THE SCORE AT ALL, BUT ILL REMEMBER
WHAT TY DID FOR ME AND THATSER WHAT TY DID FOR ME AND THATS
ALL THAT MATTERS. ALL THAT MATTERS.
>>Reporter: THE SPONTANEOUS HUG>>Reporter: THE SPONTANEOUS HUG
WAS THE BEST PLAY OF THE GAME, A

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