Alex Rodriguez faced his toughest competitor to date! During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, January 23, the retired New York Yankee went head-to-head in a hitting contest with 22-month-old viral sensation Asher Willing. Asher, who sent the Internet in a frenzy with his impressive baseball skills, was a good sport as he was carried onstage by his father Cory – delivering high-fives to Alex and Jimmy. The pint-sized baseball player was dressed in a blue and white baseball t-shirt and equipped with his own bat.
VIEW GALLERY Alex faced off in a batting contest against 22-month-old Asher Willing Photo: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC
The rules worked in his favor, as the 41-year-old MLB legend had to swing with an Asher-sized bat and his left hand. Before taking the mound, Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, who retired in 2016, joked about his skills saying: “Asher saw me hit my last year, so he’s not really intimidated, he’s like ‘this is going to be easy.’” Watch below to find out who won the adorable competition.
WATCH ALEX AND ASHER GO TO BAT