WATCH: Contreras makes no effort to avoid Gatorade bath

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Pos: C   Height: 6-1   Weight: 210   Hometown: Venezuela ( HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

Drenching a player in Gatorade after he hits a walk-off is customary in Major League Baseball, and the Chicago Cubs have done it three times in less than a week, thanks to three walk-off home runs hit in their last five games. On Saturday, catcher Willson Contreras came through with the winning dinger, as his 424-foot solo blast to left in the bottom of the 15th ended a war of attrition at Wrigley Field and lifted the Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers by a final score of 2-1.

During his postgame on-field interview, Contreras saw Cubs infielder David Bote coming with a Gatorade cooler, but, instead of doing what most players do by trying to evade the shower in some way, Contreras simply took it like a man. On a brisk evening in Chicago that featured light rainfall, Contreras clearly did not find having cold sports drink dumped onto him to be pleasant, as he winced in discomfort while receiving the chilly "reward" for his walk-off heroics. However, experiencing an ice-cold Gatorade bath in return for ending a grueling 15-inning clash with one swing of the bat was certainly worth it for the man affectionately known as "Big Willy."

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