Sean Smith to receive Ron Santo Inspiration Award
Courtesy of Jason Bristol at CBS 21, York Revolution outfielder Sean Smith will be presented with the “Ron Santo Inspiration Award” on Sunday, January 25 in Chicago.
The award, named for the late Chicago Cubs third baseman and broadcaster, is presented at the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago awards dinner. Smith, a Chicago-area native, is currently there rehabbing his injury.
Smith of course made national news and led SportsCenter the night of September 26, after his game-tying home run in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the Freedom Division Championship Series against Sugar Land. Despite tearing his patella tendon running out of the box as he got to first, he refused a pinch runner and executed the now famous “hop seen ’round the world” to finish off the home run. The Revolution would later win 3-2 on a Johan Limonta walk-off single in the 11th.
The footage was shown on just about every major sports outlet and broadcast network, and the YouTube video is now close to 1.3 million views: