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Marlins' Diaz Slams First Career Home Run, Dad Goes Nuts on TV

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  • Marlins rookie Isan Diaz connected off Mets ace Jacob deGrom for his first career home run as his family was being interviewed on live TV

In a season that's been mostly dismal for the last-place Miami Marlins, a rookie second baseman provided a magical moment Monday night when he crushed his first career home run with his family in attendance and being interviewed on live TV.

Isan Diaz made his major league debut against the Mets in New York in the first game of a doubleheader, and when he stepped to the plate in the 6th inning to face ace Jacob deGrom, Fox Sports Florida's Craig Minervini was interviewing his family in the stands.

"Is this an emotional day for you?" Minervini asked, as the 23-year-old Diaz took a 1-2 pitch over the wall in right field.

His dad, Raul, couldn't stop yelling for nearly a minute, as the large contingent of family members, decked out in Marlins gear, exchanged high-fives. Raul started cheering "Isan! Isan!" as the rookie rounded the bases.

"That was exciting, we got our first one of the year," Raul told Minervini, as Diaz's mother apologized to the sportscaster.

"No apology needed," Minervini replied.

The Marlins lost the game 6-2, and dropped the second game of the day 5-4, but it'll still be a day Diaz and his family never forget.

"Obviously, this was his dream, as well," Isan said about his father. "I'm happy that I was able to finally be able to make our dream come true."

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