In September, Major League BaseballÂ teams are allowed to expand their rosters from 25 up to 40 for pennant race reinforcements. ItÂ ends up being aÂ time to give rookies a chance to show what they can do for next year.
On Sept. 6, the Pittsburgh Pirates called up 24-year-old pitcher Trevor Williams to the MLB level, or as it's referred to:Â "The Show."
The very next night, Williams pitched three innings to get the win. After the game, he went into the stands to hug his wife and childâwith his proud father watching. His dad has been battling lymphoma, and we imagine watching his sonÂ big league debutÂ was a welcome distraction from his disease.
Williams' dad is clearly moved to see his son in the major leagues, and we certainly can't blame him!
? Pirates (@Pirates) September 8, 2016
On Today.com, Williams said:
You dream about it your entire life, and you picture it happening, but it's one of those things where you let the emotions take control of you, and there's no one else I would rather share that moment with than my dad. He's been with me since the very beginning.
â Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) September 6, 2016