Texas College Baseball Player Goes Viral For Hilarious Forrest Gump Costume During Game

The Player Was In Costume For The Team’s Annual Halloween Game

October 25, 2019

Artur Didyk

Halloween is less than a week away, and everywhere people are gearing up for the beloved holiday. One of those places is In Tyler, Texas where the junior college baseball team recently held their annual Halloween game. Video from the game has gone viral, as players play in costume, but one player in particular has received a lot of attention for his spot on Forrest Gump impression.

In the video, which has since been viewed over 1 million times, sophomore Ren Reynolds from Kilgore, Texas can be seen running out a base hit dressed in costume as Forrest Gump. Just like the iconic Tom Hanks character, Reynolds keeps running, well past first base, and out of the ball park.

Other players from the annual game were seen dressed in ridiculous costumes, including one player in an inflatable triceratops costume. “We use it as a fun way to start the fall practice season,” said Chuck Smith, Tyler Junior College’s associate athletic director. Smith added they’ve been doing the game for five or six year, and it continues to grow. Hopefully they keep it up, so more teams start playing games in costume.