PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — History was made last Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, when Tom McCarthy caught a homerun ball (watch) while broadcasting the Phillies game from center field. McCarthy threw the ball—hit by Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves—back on the field and eventually a Phillies ballgirl handed the ball to 11-year-old girl, Jordan Bondrowski.
On Wednesday, July 2nd Bondrowski received a $500 check from Angelo Cataldi on the 94WIP Morning Show for the McCarthy caught ball. Cataldi wants to return the piece of history to McCarthy, in hopes it eventually reaches the Hall Of Fame.
Remarkably, Bondrowski—who joined Cataldi in studio with her father John and sister Lauren—stated, “Half of it I am going to give to Breast Cancer [Awareness] and half of it I’m going to give to the FOP Survivor’s Fund for people that are less fortunate.”
“I am overwhelmed,” Cataldi said. You are an amazing young woman. You should be very proud of yourself.”
McCarthy, who said the catch felt like it was in slow-motion, joined the show over the phone and said he will donate the $250 to Breast Cancer Awareness so Bondrowski doesn’t have to.
“I want to bring Jordan actually, to a ballgame when we get back and bring her up to the booth and meet all the guys,” McCarthy said.
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