This industrous little kitten has been dubbed #RallyCat and the St. Louis Cardinals owe their win to this little furry streaker.
One Wednesday, the team was in the middle of a heated game against cross-state rivals the Kansas City Royals — trailing on their home turf 5-4 right in the sixth inning.
Bases were loaded and two outs on the board, catcher Yadier Molina was up at bat — stepping up to the plate against Royals reliever Peter Moylan.
The first pitch was a ball. The second pitch was … A CAT!
Just seconds before Moylan had a chance to throw his second pitch, a stray cat suddenly burst into Busch Stadium, sprinting across the outfield.
Stopping just to saying hello to center fielder Lorenzo Cain, the kitten was finally rescued by a member of the grounds crew.
Watch the amazing video here:
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The feral kitten, who was obviously scared, put up quite a fight, however, a grounds crew member held strong and safely escorted the kitten out of play.
Following Rally Cat’s appearance, Molina went on to hit a go-ahead grand slam that gave St. Louis an 8-5 win — their fifth straight victory.
Later on in the same game, #RallyCat was spotted by a fan being taken away from the ballpark in a crate.
Apparently he we well on his way to his forever home!
Photo/video credits: AP Photo/ Jeff Roberson │ via: People