Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/4/13

Evan Gattis has one of the more heart-warming stories in baseball, as he gave up on the sport in his late teens, only to find himself working various jobs and struggling with drug abuse. But Gattis found his way back to the baseball diamond and made his Major League debut on Wednesday night for the Atlanta Braves. The Braves’ broadcast team interviewed Evan’s father while the 25-year-old was at the plate for his second career at bat. It was like something out of a movie script, as his father discussed the long journey his son was on: “Did you ever imagine he’d end up in this situation?” “No, I did not,” Jo Gattis said. “He told me he was done and I. . .” Couldn’t have written it any better myself. Well, I would have made it a walkoff. H/T MLB.com

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