Anthony Bemboom's debut with the Los Angeles Angels couldn't have gone better than it did Sunday as he had the game-winning hit at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.
Bemboom, a Sauk Rapids-Rice High School graduate who played collegiately at Iowa Western and Creighton, was inserted into the game in the eighth inning and wound up knocking in the game-winning run with a single in the top of the 10th.
"It’s something you dream about, think about once you get drafted by the team,” Bemboom said, via the Angels. “Roundabout way it happened. I’m happy the way it did. I wouldn’t trade it.”
Bemboom, a catcher, was drafted in 2012 by the Angels and spent time with the Rockies and Rays before being traded back to the Angels in July.
Even more impressive is that Bemboom was playing in the minors on Saturday, so he wound up arriving at the ballpark 20 minutes before the first pitch Sunday.
He also threw out reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts trying to steal second base in the eighth inning.
The only other big-league action Bemboom has had came earlier this year when he had two hits, including a double and an RBI, in five at-bats with the Rays.