Hitting a walk-off home run with your mom watching is special for any baseball-playing kid.
Even for big kids like Bill Hall, the Milwaukee Brewers’ utility star of the mid-2000’s. And especially on Mother’s Day.
As Hall’s mom was sitting in the stands on May 14, 2006, the Brewers were tied 5-5 with the New York Mets in the bottom of the 10th inning when Hall walked up to the plate with a pink Mother’s Day bat.
The 2-0 pitch from Mets reliever Chad Bradford looked pretty in pink. When Hall’s pink bat struck it and delivered it about 400 feet away from home plate.
Miller Park erupted with the cheers of more than 28,000 people. But one of those cheers meant more than any other.
Bill Hall’s mom waved her right arm in triumph, a 6-5 Brewers triumph.
“That’s my son” had to have gone through her mind as Bill rounded the bases. And made every Brewers-loving mom happy.