Aydin Jeffress, 12-year-old Little League Star from Wyoming, hit a two-run home run in the Mountain Region Tournament that instantly made him internet famous.
It wasn't just the distance of the slugger's hit: 290 feet.
Aydin ended up on SportsCenter because he did so while wearing yellow ranching gloves.
Nothing like the LLWS
You know when you see a kid from Wyoming wearing leather ranching work gloves, he’s hitting dingers@BarstoolBigCat pic.twitter.com/7Lir1QsMdP — Travis (@tw_cunningham) August 7, 2022
Six million views later: BRUCE BOLT Founder, Bear Mayer and Brandon Nimmo, Wyoming native and starting center fielder for the New York Mets, saw the video and knew what they should do.
The Gillette News Record tells the story:
Nimmo grew up in Cheyenne and played for the Cheyenne Sixers before being drafted in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
“He uses Bruce Bolts (batting) gloves in games and he sent me his model,” Aydin said. “Inside the packages you can open it and see that he signed all of them.
Seeing Nimmo’s signature showing up in a package addressed to him was one of the highlights of becoming internet famous, Aydin said.
“I’ve been watching Brandon Nimmo play forever,” Aydin said.
“It was a huge compliment,” Jill said.