Coach promises high school team: Win 14 games, name my kid

Author: The Associated Press Producer: BROOKE COLE
Published: Updated:
PHOTO CREDIT: WINK / Florida Today

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) – A high school baseball coach has given his players unusual motivation: If they win two more games, they can name his baby.

Coach Rob Query of Heritage High in Palm Bay told Florida Today he promised his players that if they won 14 games, they could name the baby boy he and his wife Julia are expecting. The team is 12-6 with seven games left.

His players have a name picked out: Benjamin Smalls Query. The name comes from the team’s favorite baseball movie, “The Sandlot.” The fictional team’s best player is Benjamin Rodriguez and the lead character, Scotty Smalls, is part of the movie’s most famous line: “You’re killing me, Smalls!”

Julia Query is being good-natured about the team’s suggestion, saying, “I’ll take it into consideration.”

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