'Pretty crazy odds': Steer's foul ball caught by twin brother

May 18th, 2024

LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't just any ol' lucky fan who caught left fielder 's foul ball in the fourth inning of the Reds' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.

The catch was made by Steer's fraternal twin brother, Trevor, who was seated in the loge section behind home plate with several members of their family.

On a 93 mph first pitch from James Paxton, Steer fouled it back, and the ball zoomed right to his brother.

“It was coming right back at me," Trevor Steer said. "I was like, ‘I’ve got to do something.’ It was pretty wild.”

Wearing a Reds cap backward and his brother's former No. 12 jersey that he wore in 2022, Trevor Steer stood up and pointed to the last name on the back to the crowd seated around him.

The Dodger Stadium faithful responded with a round of boos.

“It’s pretty cool," Spencer Steer said. "It’s hard for him to get to games. I think it was the first game he’s seen all year and I hit a foul ball to him. Pretty crazy odds but a really cool story.”

Two pitches later, Steer reached on a throwing error by Dodgers shortstop Mookie Betts as Jonathan India scored Cincinnati's first run.

What will become of the foul ball?

“I gave it to my grandma for keepsake. She’s more responsible," Trevor said. "She won’t lose it and I might.”

The Steer family hails from nearby Long Beach. The kids grew up going to mostly Angels games in Anaheim but also attended some Dodgers games. Spencer and Trevor's older brother, Connor, works for the Angels. He threw a ceremonial first pitch to Spencer before the Reds played a game in Anaheim in August.

After the game when the family gets together, Trevor had an idea of what he would tell his brother about the quirky moment in the seats.

“I’m going to say, ‘Next time hit it over the outfield wall,'" Trevor said.