Former Cubs player Tuffy Rhodes impresses at Rockets game

Former Cubs player Tuffy Rhodes impresses at Rockets game
March 28, 2014, 5:00 pm
Tony Andracki

Tuffy Rhodes just loves this time of year.

As the MLB season kicks off for every team in a couple days, Rhodes' name will undoubtedly pop up as the answer to the trivia question: Who hit the most homers in an Opening Day game? (Rhodes hit three in 1994 with the Cubs) 

Thursday night in Houston, Rhodes found his name in the news again whilst taking in a Rockets game.

Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon signed a basketball and handed it over to the team's mascot, who threw the ball into the stands...right into the waiting arms of Rhodes.

But instead of keeping the prized possession, Rhodes quickly turned and handed it to the closest kid in one of the most "awww" inspiring moments of the sports week.

Good on you, Tuffy.


Now, his three-homer game in all its glory: