By now, the entire sports world is aware of what Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes can do.
This coming weekend, he’ll appear in the Super Bowl for the third time in his already legendary career.
What many forget, however, is that his father Pat Mahomes pitched 11 seasons in Major League Baseball.
Mahomes pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
By the time Mahomes was with the Mets, Patrick was already getting involved in sports and experiencing the sights and sounds of the professional sports world.
This morning, Mahomes joined New York Post baseball writers Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman on their talk show, discussing what it was like to have his son shagging fly balls at the tender age of five during his time with the Mets.
Ex-Met Pat Mahomes joins us on “The Show.” Talks here about how advanced son Patrick was shagging w/ Mets at 5 years old. Pat also discusses Patrick’s condition, his mindset/drive and the Super Bowl. @Joelsherman1 and I talk the spring, Ohtani, Reynolds, Beltran @AndrewHarts https://t.co/4cDLjJpfDE
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 7, 2023
Mahomes reflected on his time with the Mets and how he often brought Patrick with him to the ballpark.
The right-hander had the Mets equipment manager make Patrick a child-sized uniform and give him a locker right next to his father’s.
Of course, there were some concerns.
Bobby Valentine, who at the time was the manager of the Mets, was worried that Patrick would get hit by a fly ball.
However, Mahomes convinced him otherwise and promised to keep an eye on his son.
And as fate would have it, the first fly ball Patrick caught was off the bat of Robin Ventura.
Mahomes recalled how happy his son was he caught the ball and how it ultimately changed his life.
Patrick was ultimately destined for greatness, and now he’ll have a chance to win his second Super Bowl in the last four years on Sunday.NEXT: MLB Fans Recall An Unforgettable Michael Jordan Moment