A 9-year-old boy may not have been the biggest Baltimore Orioles fan, but he got the chance to meet the team’s first baseman Chris Davis after writing him a letter of encouragement.
Davis, 33, had been in the longest hitting slump in Major League Baseball history until Henry Frasca, 9, wrote him a sweet letter of encouragement.
“There are two things I want you to know. First, the way you play baseball has nothing to do with how good a person you are. Also, you are incredible. You play in the MLB. You’ve done it for a long time and everyone goes through a slump. Don’t give up. We’re rooting for you. Sincerely, Henry Frasca,” the letter said, according to a video shared by the Orioles.
Little Henry is actually primarily a Boston Red Sox fan from Massachusetts, but when he heard about Davis’ unlucky streak, he decided he should send him a few kind words to brighten up his day.
“When someone’s hurting, I didn’t like it, so I decided to try to help him out,” Henry said. “That day he had three hits, drove a couple runs, three doubles, I think?”
He said he had no idea where his letter ended up, until the team reached out to Henry and offered him a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Davis.
That’s when he found out Davis had kept the note in his Bible as a good luck charm the entire season.
“At that moment in time, going through what I was going through, to get a letter that was that encouraging — and from a 9-year-old — it was pretty special,” Davis said of the letter. “It was pretty cool. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a little choked up.”