"I went out to stretch and saw the stadium, and I said, 'Wow. This is amazing,'" Reyes said. "I had never had the opportunity to be in a big league stadium."
Perhaps his fondest memory from that day came after his second hit, a double in his third at-bat. After Reyes arrived at second base, then-Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez walked over to greet his counterpart, a well-known Dominican prospect, and wished him good luck.
"It meant a lot," Reyes said. "Alex is one of the best to ever play this game.
"Everybody is so crazy about Alex Rodriguez in the Dominican. I used to see him on TV all the time, and now I had an opportunity to be on the same field as him. It's something I'm going to never forget."