Houston Astros prospect Conrad Gregor, playing for the Quad City River Bandits, launched his first home run of the season over the right-center field fence Saturday night, where a fan caught the ball and held it up. But not just any fan.

Gregor, 22, had hit the ball right to his dad, Marty, who made a deft basket catch to prevent it from flying over the guard rail.

The 3-run shot ended up winning the game for the River Bandits and making a 5-hour drive to the game totally worth it for Gregor's mom and dad.


"It's a little unbelievable, but I'm glad my parents were here to see it," Gregor told the Quad-City Times, "and when I got back to the dugout, I heard he made a pretty good catch."


[H/T Slate]