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California mom goes viral after catching foul ball while holding baby

Usually, it's the players that make dazzling catches, but this time a California mom is taking the spotlight. 

Lexy Whitmore, 30, was in San Diego to watch her beloved Padres when she snagged a foul ball with her bare hand while holding her 3-month-old son Maverick with her other arm in the Petco Park stands.

The Padres gave the mom some props by sharing the video of the highlight-reel catch to Twitter with the caption, "Moms are amazing."

"I think the reason it was shared on social media and kind of went viral it's just a little glimpse into what us multitasking moms do all the time," Whitmore told FOX 11.

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Whitmore is a marketing manager for a tech company in the Bay Area. I met her when her interned at my former TV station in Northern California about a decade ago. She is now married and a mom of two.

Her 9-year-old daughter Lily and Lexy's mom were both next to the supermom when she made the highlight-reel catch Wednesday afternoon.

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Lexy credits her little slugger Lily, who had just started playing softball.

"We would be practicing and playing catch," she explained. "And I would have Maverick in my arm."

Whitmore's husband missed out on the viral moment but for good reason: The Wildland firefighter and paramedic is off training with the Navy Reserves.

The Padres have reached out to Lexy and plan to have the supermom out on the field.

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"You might be throwing out the first pitch at a game maybe?" I asked.

"I'm sure I could do that with the baby in my hands too," Lexy responded playfully.

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