Nathaniel Lowe showed off his catching skills and beer-chugging talent as the Texas Rangers celebrated their first ever World Series triumph on Friday.
An estimated 300,000 Rangers fans lined up and stacked dozens deep in some areas along a 2-mile route near the team’s ballpark for a parade to celebrate the franchise’s first world championship.
The party came two days after Texas wrapped up the World Series title with a 5-0 win on the road in Game 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
And as the newly-crowned champions celebrated the historic victory with their supporters, Lowe could be seen downing a beer thrown to him by a fan in a clip which has gone viral on social media.
The Rangers first baseman is seen standing up in the trunk of a Toyota Tundra pickup truck alongside partner Brenna Karwich when a fan throws a can of beer to him from the crowd.
Nathaniel Lowe showed off his catching skills and beer-chugging talent at the Rangers’ Parade
Lowe ripped off his shirt after downing a can of beer in seconds in a hilarious viral video
Impressively, Lowe catches it with ease before immediately going for the kill and chugging it in a matter of seconds.
As the crowd cheer his remarkable effort, he then whips off his shirt and holds his arms aloft to celebrate the party trick.
Lowe hit .262 with 17 home runs, 82 RBIs and one stolen base to help Texas to World Series glory this year.
The Rangers won their first championship in their 63rd season as a franchise, which began as the expansion Washington Senators in 1961 before the team moved to Texas in 1972.
World Series MVP Corey Seager and AL Championship Series MVP Adolis Garcia were also part of the parade in the entertainment district of Arlington, the city where they play along Interstate 30 halfway between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas.
Seager was also the World Series MVP in 2020 when playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won that title in a neutral-site MLB postseason played at Globe Life Field during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no celebration parade that season.
‘Really tight-knit group, just the ability to be able to come together and compete every night. It’s a hard thing to do and this group was able to do it and we got to accomplish something special,’ Seager said.
The first baseman and his Rangers teammates were celebrating their World Series triumph
A Rangers fan painted his face in the team’s colors – white, blue and red – while waiting for the parade bus
Lowe hit .262 with 17 home runs, 82 RBIs and one stolen base to help Texas to World Series glory
The Rangers arrived home in North Texas on Thursday, with Semien exiting first and hoisting the World Series trophy into the air as he stepped off the plane.
By that time, some fans were already staking out spots along the parade route.
After starting on the south side of Globe Life Park, the parade went along the side of AT&T Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and up around Mark Holtz Lake, named after the late Rangers broadcaster known for his ‘Hello Win Column!’ call. The parade then passed by the Rangers’ former ballpark where they played when making their only other World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Players were to address the fans in an outdoor ceremony after the parade wound back to the retractable-roof stadium they have called home since 2020.