Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane for MLB’s Best Mother’s Day Moments
Another Mother's Day is officially here. To celebrate, let's take a look back at four of the best moments that occurred on the second Sunday of every May.
2012: Joey Votto's walk-off grand slam
One of Joey Votto's best games he ever played fell on this Mother's Day. Against the Nationals, a three-hour rain delay occurred. However, Votto did not let that stop him from making some personal history. Votto hit a solo home run in the first inning, one in the fourth before his walk-off grand slam giving the Reds a 9-6 victory. This was Votto's first and only 6-RBI game in his long lasting career.
2010: Dallas Braden's perfect game
During the year 2010, A's Dallas Braden, was not having a great run. Heading into this Mother's Day matchup, Braden proceeded to throw the 19th perfect game in MLB history against the red hot Rays. Not only were the Rays one of the best teams in the league, Braden was coming off a performance to forget after giving up a total of 11 hits. Braden inked his name forever into MLB history with his very next performance.
2006: Bill Hall's walk off with his mother in attendance
Brewers' Bill Hall, whose mother drove over 9 hours to come see her son play, hit a walk off homerun against the Mets. What makes this one a bit special is that his pink bat had his mother's name engraved instead of the usual player's. While being mobbed by his Brewers teammates, his biggest supporter watched on.
2007: Red Sox win a thriller against O's to complete a 5-0 comeback
The Red Sox had their back's against the wall heading into the bottom of the 9th trailing 5-0 against Baltimore. The Sox found themselves with the bases loaded and two outs. Julio Lugo hit a grounder that seemed like it was going to seal the game for the O's, but as Orioles' Kevin Millar threw the ball to Chris Ray at 1B, the ball bounced off Ray's glove. This mistake allowed Eric Hinske to score, which completed the Sox 6-5 comeback victory over the O's.