One lucky young Mets fan got the souvenir of a lifetime.
The TBS broadcast from Monday night's Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Citi Field shows an NYPD officer catch a foul ball and toss it to a fan, who then gave it to an excited young boy.
Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick was facing Mets reliever Erik Goeddel in the top of the ninth inning to start the sequence. With the count 2-2 and none out, Kendrick fouled off a 95 mph fastball down the rightfield line and into the stands. Some fans converged to catch the ball, but it bounced to officer Shawn Ziel. Ziel waited a few seconds as fans asked for the ball with their hands held out, but he tossed it over them to another Mets fan who then gave it to the young boy sitting next him. The excited boy is then seen grasping the ball with his left hand and waving it above his head.
The Mets went on to win the game, 13-7.
Ziel is normally assigned to the World Trade Center, but was assigned to Citi Field for Game 3, according to the NYPD.