2nd grader offers up a “lucky” penny to her favorite Cleveland Indians player

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MCDONALD, Oh. — Most athletes will tell you that hard work and dedication pay off in the long run, but it never hurts to have a bit of luck on your side either.

For Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, his luck, prior to the start of the World Series, might have arrived with a letter from one of his biggest fans, Mia Starnes of Youngston, Ohio.

Starnes wrote a letter to Lindor wishing him good luck just before the post season started. In her letter she also included a penny and told Lindor to put it in his uniform pocket. And so he did.

And it’s bringing him luck. Lindor hit a 2-run homer in Game 1 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Just the thought of Lindor, keeping her penny in his pocket, makes Mia smile.  In fact, that’s her favorite thing about her favorite player.

“I like his smile,” said Mia.

Mia Starns

Mia Starns

“She put a smile on my face and a lot of people’s faces with that little bit of luck. I helped my teammates and she’s making a lot of people happy right now,” said Lindor.

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