Tuesday night was a special one for Elias Diaz.
The Colorado Rockies catcher was making his first career appearance in an MLB All-Star Game.
He took his first at-bat in the eighth inning and dealt the big blow, hitting a two-run homer off of Baltimore Orioles right-hander Felix Bautista to put the National League in front.
The NL won, 3-2, and Diaz earned MVP honors for the game.
But in addition to his All-Star teammates, Diaz had someone special with him in Seattle on Tuesday.
His mother was in the stands and got a chance to see him hit his home run.
After the game, the Rockies catcher got emotional as he discussed what it meant to him to have her there, via FOX Sports: MLB.
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Diaz spoke through a translator, but shed a few tears as he talked about his mother and what she means to him.
The Rockies catcher said that it was “incredibly special” to have his mom in attendance to see his big home run.
He also made sure to express how much he appreciated her, citing everything he and his family have been through and all the sacrifices she has made for him to achieve his dream.
Diaz then hoisted the All-Star Game MVP Award in the air as he continued to fight through tears.
The crowd erupted in cheers as he did so, understanding the importance of the moment and what it meant to him.
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