Wearing ’58 Strong’ Glove
To Honor Vegas Shooting Victims
2/21/2018 3:54 PM PST
MLB prospect Bubba Derby — who heroically used his body as a human shield during the Las Vegas massacre — has reported to Brewers spring training with a “58 Strong” glove to honor the people who were killed in the shooting.
The 23-year-old pitcher was in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1 when a deranged man opened fire on the crowd from the Mandalay Bay hotel.
Derby threw his body over two women in the crowd to shield them from the bullets — and then stayed with the girls until they were reunited with their friends.
We reached out to Derby who tells us he’s dedicating the 2018 season — and every season — to the 58 people who lost their lives in the shooting … “They will never be forgotten.”
Derby says he plans to use the “58 Strong” glove for the entire 2018 season.