WATCH: Emotional Stephen Piscotty Receives Ovation In Return After Mother’s Death

May 9, 2018, 12:00 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 11:27 am
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

by Matt George – Sports 1140 KHTK Reporter

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty tragically lost his mother, Gretchen, to ALS on Sunday night. She was 55 years old.

Piscotty had been traded to Oakland by the St. Louis Cardinals following last season so that he could be closer to his mother, who lived in their hometown of Pleasanton, California. He was with her when she passed.

After missing Monday’s game, Piscotty returned to the team and requested to play Tuesday night against the Houston Astros. His father, Mike Piscotty, was in attendance.

Stepping to the plate for this first time, Stephen received an emotional ovation from both teams and the fans in attendance. Then he ripped a single to right-center.

Before Wednesday afternoon’s game at the Oakland Coliseum, Piscotty reflected on last night’s events, the ovation, and his single.

Following Oakland’s current homestand, Piscotty is expected to take bereavement leave.

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