Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner makes an appearance this week on the NBC show Little Big Shots (7 p.m. PT Sunday), which celebrates talented and inspiring children around the world.
On the show this week is a six-year-old baseball expert named Dylan Palmer. He got to meet Justin Turner, his favorite Dodgers player, earlier this year at Dodger Stadium.
Turner asks Palmer several Dodgers trivia questions that he aces, such as when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, what city they moved from, and when Dodger Stadium opened.
Palmer also lets Turner know he has 120 career home runs, and earlier in the video clip Palmer pointed out that Turner has 983 career hits and a .292 batting average. He’s a kid after my own heart, to be honest. Poring over baseball stats as a young child is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
The kid was genuinely excited to be at Dodger Stadium, and given the current pandemic shutdown and no Major League Baseball, we can all relate to that.
The full episode of Little Big Shots can be seen Sunday on NBC at 7 p.m. PT, streamed online through the NBC app and NBC.com.