Phillies: Players, Alumni Wish a Happy Mother’s Day

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /

Several members of the Phillies family, including players and alumni, took to social media to share pictures and wish a happy Mother’s Day.

While many traditions have recently been altered or postponed to the following year, one holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year — Mother’s Day — carries on.

Several current and former Phillies took to social media on the holiday to show their appreciation for their mother.

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“A day that will always be a little extra special to me,”  said Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins. In one of his shared photos, Hoskins wrote “Mom” on the write-in “Thank You” section of his Players Weekend jersey.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who tirelessly give of themselves to make sure their children never have to want,” said Phillies franchise hits leader Jimmy Rollins. “The sacrifice and love of a mother is beyond any one man’s understanding and only truly known by all the courageous women that have and still are walking in togetherness in motherhood.”

Former Phillies pitcher Brett Myers shared a proverb to honor moms.

“Some wait for this day to honor the women in their lives but I am grateful everyday to be surrounded with ‘motherly’ women in my life,” said fellow 2008 World Series champion, Shane Victorino. “Thank you honey, Mom & Mother In Law. #HappyMothersDay to all you MOMS out there “HAPPY MOTHERS DAY”

Former Phillies infielder and current radio commentator Kevin Frandsen shared a picture of him and his mom during a St. Patrick’s Day spring training game at Spectrum Field.

Former Phillies pitcher and current MLB Network personality Dan Plesac shared pictures of him with his mom, including one on set.

“Big shoutout to my mom, Judy Amaro-Perez and to all mothers,” said former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. “You give life, you nurture and you deserve so much for all you do.  Thank you, Moms.  Love you, Jude!”

This is a nice reminder that while we enjoy baseball and the players who have donned red pinstripes over the years, at the end of the day, they are people just like us. Ones who have mothers who support everything they do, every day, and go above and beyond to make sure their child has a good life.

From all of us at That Balls Outta Here, Happy Mother’s Day!