the emotion of Wynton Bernard who announces his promotion to the major league to his mother (video)

THE SPORTS SCAN – It’s the beautiful story of the summer in MLB. Outfielder Wynton Bernard was promoted to the Colorado Rockies after ten years in the minor leagues and on the road.

His name may mean nothing to you, even if you’re a fan of American sports and yet Wynton Bernard made headlines in the US press this summer for a video that went viral on social networks where he announces his signature in the major league for the first time at age 31.

An atypical journey

Ten years ago, the then 21-year-old was selected in the 35th round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. However, far from leading to a glorious career at the top level of the game, it was the start of what seemed like an endless wait for his dream to come true.

Failing to play at the Major, Bernard spent an entire decade in an incubator, far from the national spotlight. He spent three seasons in the minor league system, successively wearing the jerseys of the developmental reserve teams of the San Diego Padres, the Detroit Tigers, the San Francisco Giants and finally the Chicago Cubs.

In order to improve his statistics and reputation, the native of San Diego even went so far as to play in winter leagues in Mexico, Venezuela and then Australia in the hope of catching the eye of an MLB franchise.

Wynton Bernard with the Colorado jersey Dustin Bradford/AFP

Colorado to the rescue

Ever since seeing Bernard during test batting practice in the winter of 2020, Colorado manager Bud Black had been keeping him in mind for a potential spot on the Rockies’ roster. This month, the Denver franchise offered him a contract after a strong start to the season at their Albuquerque-based minor league Triple-A team.

So after sharing the incredible news with his mother, Bernard faced the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of a weekly three-game series in which he was fielded at center: a base volley, a run scored and a 5-3 victory for the Rockies. Patience is a virtue, as they say. If so, Wynton Bernard might be the most virtuous person in the sport.

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