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A Lesson in Sportsmanship: 12-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Hits ‘Home Run’

By Steve Overmyer, CBS New York, 05/08/19, 12:00PM CDT

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The outcome of the game will be forgotten. The moment it created will live forever

Playing sports is about more than just winning and losing.

Good sportsmanship can be a lifelong lesson: A lesson that some youngsters in New Jersey carried out perfectly for a 12-year-old with Down syndrome. Benji Fei, his brother, Dylan, and his best friend, Evan Doyle, love to play sports at Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains. “If the Yankees don’t play good, you can play for them next season!” Dylan said. “Oh, good!” Benji said. “He’s always really nice and saying nice things about people. He’s always lifting you up and feeling a lot better,” Evan said. The friends play in the same baseball league, but on different teams. Benji’s mother captured the moment the 12-year-old would never forget.