Dion Puthoff of Russia will receive the Musial Award, an award to “honor St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial and recognize the greatest moments and stories of sportsmanship”, after returning the baseball Minster’s Jon Niemeyer hit to left field to win the Division IV State Championship, two weeks after the game.
Puthoff stopped by Niemeyer’s house on a Saturday afternoon to deliver the ball with a hand-written note.
Niemeyer’s father tweeted a photo of the note and the ball, which then went viral.
— Bryan Niemeyer (@niemeyer12) June 18, 2017
Niemeyer will present Puthoff with the award at a ceremony in St. Louis on November 18th.