KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The moment the Kansas City Royals clinched the American League title, Norichika Aoki raced onto the field to celebrate with his teammates.
After the fun with them, his wife and two children joined him to soak up the moment.
“It’s really great to be able to give my family this kind of experience,” Aoki said.
The third-year big-leager, in his first season with the Royals, endured a lot over the first half of the year. He went on the disabled list for the first time in his career, and the former Nippon Pro Baseball stolen base champion in removed for a pinch-runner, and is also replaced in the outfield for defensive purposes.
Aoki had a lot to adjust to this season in terms of his use.Speech