Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera debuted a bright pink hair color before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees.
Consider it a promise kept.
When 7-year-old Dagan Lingenfelter was getting chemotherapy treatment in 2016 for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Butera made a promise to dye his hair any color Lingenfelter wanted after he beat the disease.
Lingenfelter has been in remission for more than a year, according to his mother, so Butera made good on his word Friday.
“From meeting in 2016 and making a pact, to beating cancer and matching pink hair today!,” the Royals tweeted, along with photos of the pair together with matching pink ‘dos.
The Royals beat the Yankees, 5-2, but Butera didn’t get a chance to get in the game.
—Field Level Media