He made the catch of the game -- pulling in a foul ball at yesterday's Philadelphia Phillies game from his seat in the stands -- but when Steve Monforto handed the precious ball to his little daughter Emily ... she threw the ball back onto the field!
Monforto was all class after the blunder -- immediately turning to comfort his daughter ... because he "wanted to let her know that ... she didn't do anything wrong." Dude also told MyFoxPhilly.com that a Phillies rep brought him a replacement ball as a souvenier later in the game.
As for Emily -- girl's got one hell of an arm!
Little Girl Fires Daddy's Foul Ball Back!!!
9/16/2009 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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