Indy league catcher Isaac Wenrich freaks out when the kid who saved his life throws out the first pitch
While most fans don't know the names of independent league ballplayers, there's a decent chance that you've heard the name Isaac Wenrich. After all, the 26-year-old catcher was not only featured in the book, "The Only Rule is it Has to Work," about sabermetricians running an indy league team but, oh yeah, his life was saved by a 13-year-old.
A coach in the offseason, Wenrich suffered a heart attack while working with eight-grader Nathan Boyer over the winter. Fortunately, Boyer was there to not only call an ambulance, but to provide four minutes of life-saving CPR, too.
The two were reunited on Saturday before the Frontier League's matchup between the Florence Freedom and the Evansville Otters. When Boyer came out to make the toss, the PA announcer told Wenrich to turn around. With an excited whoop, Wenrich ran out to embrace the 13-year-old lifesaver.
Wenrich said afterward:
"I haven't seen him since that day or a couple of days after and man, I was overcome by emotion. I couldn't really hold it in. I can't thank him enough for being who he is."