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Father's Day at Slugger Field

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Joe Autry is a huge fan of the baseball movie, Bull Durham.

"Greatest Sports movie ever," he told WAVE 3 News.

So when he knew the Durham Bulls were coming to Slugger Field, it was a no-brainer where he wanted to spend Father's Day.

"It's Father's Day and nothing says Father's Day more than baseball."

But Joe almost didn't make it after having to hurry after his son's ballfield.

"It's practices, games, travel," he listed.

Joe is a single dad who has been on his own since January, taking care of his four kids.
His children were right by his side, cheering him on perhaps more than they do the players on the field.

"He is awesome and he works so hard to support us," Joe's 14-year-old son, Carson Autry said. "He's always just there for us and everything and it's just good to have him."

There were other kids at Slugger Field eager to show off their love for their dads. We found fathers hugging and kissing their little ones every chance they got. So many were not shy about their bond.

"I guess I've had to tap into my feminine side," another father, Chris Eskridge confessed. "We do things like have tea parties," he continued.

"She's a beautiful little girl, the love of my life. She's really turned my life around."

While fans waited for a score, for some Sunday, it was the time with their kids that made the day a home run.

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