Yes, contra Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own,” there is occasionally crying in baseball, a fact learned long ago by Mets fans and now known to softball aficionados. The video gives you all the basic details but read the story anyway, which captures the atmosphere in the stands better and stresses how important the game was to both sides, a fact which makes CWU’s magnanimity that much more impressive.

A minor inconvenient fact per the sidebar of this ESPN piece: The rules actually do allow for a pinch runner to complete the home run. The umps at the game didn’t realize that, though, and of course neither did CWU.