Brewers

Mother’s Day is a special holiday, but it’s also a special day in Milwaukee Brewers history. Players around the MLB celebrate Mother’s Day by sporting pink bats, wristbands, cleats, jerseys, and other gear. Brewers catcher, Jett Bandy, may have celebrated Mother’s Day the best with his all pink catchers gear.

The Brewers record on Mother’s Day is 32-19 which is the best in MLB history. Of those 32 wins, there have been many dramatic and memorable wins. Bill Hall, Martin Maldonado, and Manny Pina have had arguably the top three best moments on Mother’s Day in Brewers history.

Bill Hall

During the 2006 season, the MLB introduced the pink bat. Utility player Bill Hall was one of the first players to use the pink bat on Mother’s Day, and he put it to good use. With two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning facing the New York Mets, Bill Hall stepped up to the plate and launched a walk-off home run to right center with his mother watching in the stands.


Before the pitch was thrown, Brewers television play-by-play broadcaster at the time, Daron Sutton said, “How about a homer with the pink bat? Let’s get outta’ here.” Hall’s walk-off home run was the second walk-off home run of his career and still stands as one of the most magical moments in Brewers history. Hall had a career year in 2006 and finished the season batting .270 with 35 home runs and 85 RBIs. The Brewers honored Hall’s memorable home run with a bobblehead giveaway on May 11, 2014.

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Martin Maldonado

Brewers catcher, Martin Maldonado, had his own Mother’s Day moment nine years later during the 2015 season. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Chicago Cubs, Maldonado stepped in the batter’s box and delivered a walk-off single. Similarly to Bill Hall, Maldonado’s mother was in the stands to witness her son’s game-winning single. Maldonado’s mother traveled from Puerto Rico to share the day with her son in which turned out to be a spectacular day for both and another memorable Mother’s Day moment in Brewers history.

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Martin Maldonado

Brewers catcher, Martin Maldonado, had his own Mother’s Day moment nine years later during the 2015 season. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Chicago Cubs, Maldonado stepped in the batter’s box and delivered a walk-off single. Similarly to Bill Hall, Maldonado’s mother was in the stands to witness her son’s game-winning single. Maldonado’s mother traveled from Puerto Rico to share the day with her son in which turned out to be a spectacular day for both and another memorable Mother’s Day moment in Brewers history.

Manny Pina

The Brewers ended their six-game home stand on Sunday with another spectacular Mother’s Day finish. After falling behind 7-1 in the fifth inning against the New York Mets, the Brewers battled back in the eighth inning. Trailing by one run with runners at first and second base and two outs, the stage was set for catcher Manny Pina. Pina worked Mets reliever, Addison Reed, into a full count and belted a go-ahead three-run home run into the left-field bleachers giving the Brewers an 11-9 lead. Corey Knebel came on in the top of the ninth inning to close the game and improve the Brewers record to 21-17. Pina’s second home run this season adds another chapter to the Brewers historic Mother’s Day magical moments.

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