Stephen Piscotty simply hit a shot straight to the center.
In his first recreation again from bereavement depart after the demise of his 55-year-old mom, the Oakland A’s outfielder blasted a house run in his first at-bat Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston.
He patted his coronary heart after which seemed skyward as he touched residence plate for a quiet tribute to his mother, Gretchen, who had battled ALS. Piscotty, a Bay Space native, was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the A’s in December, enabling him to take care of his mom at their Pleasanton, California, residence. She died earlier this month.
“It was pure pleasure,” Piscotty stated of his blast within the A’s 5-Three victory over the Purple Sox, per SFGate.com. “It’s been an emotional week. I’ve been slightly cried out, so I didn’t tear up or something. It felt actual good realizing household was watching and my mother was watching.”