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MLB rookie pays off parents’ home mortgage for Christmas

Rappler.com
'Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am, I want our family home to be yours,' Smith's mother read as she choked back tears

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Pavin Smith brought his parents to tears of joy after paying off what they owed on their home for Christmas. Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – One Major League Baseball rookie gave new meaning to “home for the holidays” with his Christmas gift to his family.

Pavin Smith, the seventh overall draft pick this year with the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise, brought his parents to tears after paying off their home mortgage.

“Thank you for raising me in a great home with love. Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am, I want our family home to be yours,” Smith’s mother read from a letter as she choked back tears.


The first baseman Smith, 21, signed his contract in June of this year and received a signing bonus of $5,016,300. – Rappler.com