Daniel Hudson wants to split final World Series out ball with Yan Gomes

Ethan Cadeaux
NBC Sports Washington

When Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson struck out Astros outfielder Michael Brantley for the 27th and final out of Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, he immediately chucked his glove as far as he could.

His battery mate, Yan Gomes, stuck the ball in his back pocket before sprinting to the mound to embrace Hudson and the rest of the Nationals celebrating.

Three and a half months later, Gomes still has the ball. And Hudson is not too thrilled about it.

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While Hudson understands Gomes' want to keep the ball, he has an idea of how to share custody of it with his catcher.

"He thinks I'm joking, but I'm definitely going to get him to cut that thing in half and send it to me so I can put it on the wall somewhere," Hudson told D.C. Sports Live. "I feel like we kind of have to have some joint custody over it."

You can listen to the full interview on D.C. Sports Live at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.

Hudson expressed how rare it is to be the pitcher to close the final out of the World Series as one of the reasons he would like a piece of history from it.

"It's something special to think about," Hudson said. "Not many guys can say they closed out Game 7 of a World Series."

The 32-year-old admitted that he has watched the final out numerous times, and he sometimes randomly gets texts from friends that are just videos of him chucking his glove.

For someone who has been on six different teams and plenty of adversity throughout his career, that moment will always be special to Hudson.

"I've been through a lot in my career, and it's kind of just a culmination point of everything I've been through, the ups, downs, the highs, and lows," Hudson said. "Being able to stand on the mound, embrace the catcher and have the guys mob you on the mound, I think makes everything all worth it."

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Daniel Hudson wants to split final World Series out ball with Yan Gomes originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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