David Bote celebrating his grand slam.

Sunday was quite the night for endings in the sports world, between Wayne Rooney’s heroics for D.C. United and what David Bote did for the Chicago Cubs. On Sunday Night Baseball, the Cubs were trailing the Washington Nationals 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and 25-year-old rookie infielder Bote (filling in in a more regular role lately with Kris Bryant hurt) came to the plate. Bote then promptly hit one out of the park to give the Cubs a 4-3 win:

That’s amazing. And also incredibly rare, as Christopher Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago noted:

It’s rare even to see an ultimate grand slam of any sort:

That will definitely be a hit to remember for Bote. It’s remarkable to see the “Bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two out, down by three” grand slam scenario many kids dream of actually come true.

[Matt Clapp on Clippit]


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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.